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How about Gregor Gillespie vs Al Iaquinta?

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by Pious Augustus, May 7, 2019.

  1. Pious Augustus ...

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    In a 5 rounds fight
    this fight will tell us a lot about Gillespie since he's yet to be tested against high-level lightweights
    Al has proven himself against the top wrestlers in the division (even though he's at a significant size disadvantage) and showed that he can survive early wrestling exchanges and stuff or negate all the takedowns in the later rounds.

    also, we get to see if he can do better than Kevin Lee & Khabib in the grappling.
    and how good is his striking & cardio

    and for Al, I think a potential win over undefeated Gregor Gillespie is much better than a win over Barboza
     
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  2. Tugboat Brown Belt

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    Aren’t they nice in the same gym?
     
  3. Pious Augustus ...

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    I don't think so, he's from Long Island but not the same gym

     
  4. TheRiddler Orange Belt

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    Book it - should be fun!
     
  5. tonil Red Card

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    AI should take a break for a while , he absorbed morre kicks and punches in his fights against Khabeeb and Cerrone then in his whole career.
    Fighting Gillespie after those events could be a retirement fight for AI
     
  6. AZZA B Green Belt

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    Would be a great fight for sure, but Al has just been medically suspended for 180 days
     
  7. BooBoyMan Black Belt

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    Gillespie's opponents' average TDD is 38%... I think Felder will try to fight Al next, but if Gillespie is matched against Iaquinta, that will be his toughest fight by far.
     
  8. fortheo Titanium Belt

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    I like it.
     
  9. youllneverwalkalone Brown Belt

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    I agree, by the way Al has been medically suspended for 6 months so he is most likely out until early next year. Gillespie is (presumably) gonna wanna fight a lot sooner than that.
     
  10. JM Barrie Banned Banned

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    Als ego wont allow him to go that far down in rank ATM.
     
  11. Coolkid666 Black Belt

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    No thanks
     
  12. Jin Akutsu Gengar Belt Platinum Member

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    Feed Khabib to Gregor.
     
  13. chrass Green Belt

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    Gregor is so frustrating I thought he was going to fight more often after his last fight
     
  14. Pious Augustus ...

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    they will clear him in 4 if there's a fight for him
     
  15. Slatersan Black Belt

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    Announcer: “gregor you just won the fight. What now, whos next?”

    Gregor: “dunno, guess ill go fishing for a year then decide”
     
  16. 45ACP I'll Be Back Belt

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    That's an interesting stat, how did you find it?

    I'd be interested to see how that compares to other wrestlers/grapplers in mma.
     
  17. BooBoyMan Black Belt

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    http://ufcstats.com/fighter-details/84ff027394f7e470
    I just went on his UFC Stats page and got the average of his opponents' TDD. 2 of them had 20% TDD, 1 had 10%, 1 had 30%, and the other 2 had like 74% and 76%.
     
  18. ImNotSurpisedDonks! Banned Banned

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    How about Gregor vs Khabib and get the wrestler ducking out of the way? Someone's 0 has got to go!!!!

    Conor had what, two fights in the UFC and people were saying he ducked the wrestler? Khabib has had 11 and still no high level world class wrestler. If it walks like a duck..... (I kid, I kid.)
     
  19. ImNotSurpisedDonks! Banned Banned

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    On paper it could be his toughest fight, but it might be Al's toughest fight: Lee was putting a whopping' on Al but has a gas tank of a walnut. Khabib was putting it on him too, but also has a questionable gas tank and takes rounds off. Gregor wrestled very competitively with Burroughs, who we saw what he did versus Askren. And, his gas tank is bonkers, got that recovered drug addict toughness going like Matt Brown.
     
  20. rjmbrd Gold Belt

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    - Gregor hasn't fought since January (four months ago)

    - Al needs a very serious break to heal and let his brain recover

    - Gregor is on a 6 fight UFC streak and just put away Yancy


    Dude needs a ranked opponent coming off a win, at this point Gregor has to get a serious opponent.
     

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