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Gastelum Returns to Welterweight

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  1. HeavyHands20 Blue Belt

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    Kelvin Gastelum vs. Matt Brown: November 21, 2015

    I think Gastelum is jumping the gun on returning to the WW division. The USADA IV ban goes in effect in October. Gastelum/Brown is set for November. A miracle has to take place for Gastelum to properly cut down to 170 and rehydrate in a healthy fashion. I don't see this going in Gastelum's favor and will probably result in his WW career to be permanently shelved in the UFC.

    source: http://www.mmafighting.com/2015/8/4...stelum-to-headline-tuf-latin-america-2-finale
     
  2. Forkfoot Red Belt

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    He doesn't need to dehydrate himself too bad to make 170; just needs to shed all that extra body fat. He can do that by November; I'm sure he's well into a diet already.
     
  3. UniqueSteez Be water my friend. Platinum Member

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    I don't think he should go back down to Welterweight can he make weight this time?
    Probably but every time he cuts down to Welterweight it's going to be a dice roll. Especially because of the IV ban in October.
     
  4. joeyjoejoe Silver Belt

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    The fatty returns lol hope he can make weight ok.
     
  5. EJRMAN513 Black Belt

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    I don't think a miracle needs to happen for him to make it. At 5'8" I think he should be easily making 170 and maybe even 155. Dude just needs more discipline in his eating habits and dietary care.
     
  6. neomage2021 Silver Belt

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    he will miss weight again and go back up to 185
     
  7. DrHouse Silver Belt

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    Laying off the cake = A miracle?
     
  8. BenjaminDuffy Mayor of Memory Lane Staff Member Sherdog.com Staff

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    Gastelum returns to Rumbleweight, I think you mean. I bet he blows weight by 5 pounds or more in his next fight. He has all the talent in the world, but he's young and unlike some young fighters, does not seem mature beyond his years.
     
  9. HeavyHands20 Blue Belt

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    Apparently in Kelvin's life, yes. Hahaha. History tends to repeat itself. January of this year, he missed weight by 10 pounds!
     
  10. trblesome1 Silver Belt

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    The guy needs to be a WW, he is a serious contender to the title I really believe that. He should realize it is time to get serious about his diet before a fight

    Kelvin is one of those guys that just rises to the challenge no matter who it is, that loss to Woodley he obviously wasn't the same guy
     
  11. jban Black Belt

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    This will definitely be Kelvin's last chance to make 170 properly. If he blows it- the UFC damn sure will never give him another WW Main Event fight again. I like Brown in this fight still.
     
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    Huh? The last time he fought, Dana reemed his ass at the press conference making him out to be a piece of shit for trying to get to 170 and that he hasn't shown anything to him that would let him fight at 170.

    What the fuck happened to that?
     
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  14. trblesome1 Silver Belt

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    The guy is seriously talented and still young, also he only missed weight twice i believe

    Of course that is 2 times too many but everyone makes mistakes
     
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    This
     
  16. lapollarecords Red Belt

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    he better take it seriously this time. showing up out of shape to a 5 round fight with Matt Brown is suicidal. it would also be career suicide if he missed weight and then got destroyed.
     
  17. kalabula Red Belt

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    I bet we see pics in the next few months of him sitting in front of a table full of high calorie food.
     
  18. DaveHilly Black Belt

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    at least from what I've read, it's not so much that he's straight up too big for the weight class, but that he just doesn't eat like a professional athlete does.

    He could probably just pay someone to make his meals for him and be fine.
     
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    Gastelum vs. Wonderboy or Gunnar

    Maia vs. Brown


    Those made a lot more sense to me.
     
  20. HAWTRIDDUM Gold Belt Platinum Member

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    Gastelum and cyborgs weights are the biggest myths on sherdog today.

    For some reason everyone thinks it's theoretically impossible for them to make weight at 170 and at 135, yet when any other fighter drops a weight class or two it's no big deal.
     

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