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How Would Ferguson do against Gaethje?

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by ArtemV, Feb 5, 2020.

  1. ArtemV Gold Belt

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    This is the second best fight at LW in my opinion; below Ferguson vs. Nurmagomedov and above Poirier vs. Ferguson.

    I think Gaethje would knock Ferguson out, due to Ferguson's porous defense and tendency to take big shots - getting dropped by Pettis isn't a good sign. Ferguson also got hit a lot by Cerrone.

    A combination of devastating leg kicks (Gaethje traded leg kicks with Barboza lol) and a of power in every one of his strikes, leads me to believe that Gaethje is a dangerous fight for Ferguson and would likely put him out. Ferguson doesn't have dangerous one-shot power, but he is great at setting a high pace for five rounds.. but isn't very consistent with his defense, and early on, his chin is always there to be cracked.

    Especially now at 36, - I think prime Gaethje would have beaten Ferguson up; however, Ferguson gets put to sleep in 2020 by Gaethje if they were to fight.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. BooBoyMan Black Belt

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    Gaethje has suspect cardio, if he doesn't finish Tony in the first couple of rounds he'd eventually get TKO'd. 70/30 Tony IMO.
     
  3. pick999 Gold Belt

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    Justin by ko or tony subs him
     
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    If I got a free bet I'd put it on El Cucuy for a second round victory.
     
  5. Slatersan Black Belt

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    This fight needs to happen. So much violence.
     
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    Sadly I think Justin will be the first person to finish tony with strikes:(
     
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    Tony will find a way. He always does
     
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    If I had to pick, it would be Gaethje solely due him having considerable knockout power plus a tough chin to match, while Ferguson unfortunately doesn't have the best chin or striking defense. We have seen him rocked before a few times. Won't be an easy fight for either though but at the end of the day, Khabib is a tougher fight for both and theres a reason why hes champ
     
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    A pool of blood with geichi sinking in
     
  10. TheJohnnyWalkerEra Black Belt

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    Incredible fight which I think Tony wins

    Poirier vs Tony is a tough call
     
  11. Ruv Black Belt

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    Tony viciously beats up Gaethje and finishes him with the D'arce choke.
     
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    Look their last 7 to 10 fights and judge for yourself
     
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    A beatdown between Anthony Pettis' and Cerrone's. Gaethje would double his CTE with this match only, you do the math.
     
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    Gonna need a butcher's apron for this bloodbath. Either way the fans win. Would be an excellent fight
     
  15. ArtemV Gold Belt

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    If I could bet, it would be for Gaethje to knock Ferguson out in the second round, I can't see how Ferguson finishes Gaethje this early on in the fight. A third or fourth round finish is much more likely.
     
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    So, Gaethje by knockout?
     
  17. ArtemV Gold Belt

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    Perhaps, but he isn't going to find a way when Khabib is smashing him in his guard.
     
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    Accumilation of damage
     
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    Love both Gaethje and Ferguson. IMO, the fans will be the winner if they fight. That would be a UFC classic bout for sure. Both have ways they can win and lose. I would slightly favor Tony if the fight were today. Next year, I might see things differently. Both are high mileage fighters especially Tony.
     

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