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I wanna see Bobby Knuckles give WW another go.

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  1. Istryker Brown Belt

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    People talk about KG’s fat ass making it to WW again (or even LW but that’s a thread for another day) but why not Robert Whittaker? He made it before and I think he would easily be the champ (as long as it doesn’t weaken his chin).


    I don’t care for him to fight Izzy again I’d rather see him take a new challenge.
     
  2. MigitAs Brown Belt

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    Same but Kelvin.
     
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    He could beat Kamaru Usman if his chin holds up at Welterweight
     
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  5. Istryker Brown Belt

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    Also Robert isn’t even a big MW.

    look at Costa,Till and Vettori’s frame compared to his. I’m sure if he took a legit 6-8 months off he could make WW again fr.
     
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    Clueless, clueless people you guys are...

    Rob rehydrates to over 200lbs in the cage. Unreal how Sherdog still has no idea how weight cutting works.
     
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    I doubt he wants to cut the weight but for sure Whittaker would smash Usman with ease.
     
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    you think rob is a big MW? It’s possible but I don’t see it imo
     
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    He looked smaller and quick tonight
     
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    He is too fucking big. It’s never happening again. Just forget that idea.
     
  11. Huligani Number One Bullshit

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    Hell no. He's too big for the division, he couldn't train properly and his durability was compromised.
     
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  12. Portland8242 Black Belt

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    Where in my post did I say rob is a "big MW"?

    And just curious, where are those extra 15lbs going to come off Rob? He already has a very low BF%. He's long out of the range of making 170 and has been for years.
     
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    Bobby has a tough time cutting to 185 these days hes put on too much muscle

    hed absolutely murk Usman tho
     
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    It was tough as hell for him to make 170. Also his chin is clearly better at 185 as well.

    If you look at his size vs Gastelum, he's clearly a bigger guy (although Gastelum has a wider torso).

    Considering Whitakker has fought against monsters like Romero (and prevailed) I'd say he will be ok.

    His biggest issue is his reach. Adesanya has a 7" reach advantage on him.


    If he could make 170 and remain healthy and not too drained he wipe Usman out though and it wouldn't even be close.
     
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    I don’t think that would be smart. Robs weight cut was affecting him pretty hard and he’s had a lot of success at middleweight. And his record at middleweight is like 12-1 which is pretty darn good and the guy he lost too is undefeated at Middleweight and the current champ.


    I think Rob could hang effectively agains guys like Mas, Magney, Neil, and Leon. But I can see him getting out wrestled by Usman. Him vs Colby would probably be a technical match tho.
     
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    He's not as big as Costa but Whittaker is not a small MW, which is why he looked much bigger than Kelvin.

    He has huge thighs & a massive torso. Not a chance in hell he could make 170, or even 175 if that becomes a weight class.
     
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    nightmare matchup for usman but he was mega drained at at 170 and your frame tends to fill out more during your late 20s
     
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    Bobby looked lean at the weigh-ins, it'd be difficult for him to move down without losing muscle.
    Gastelum could move down just by losing fat.

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    This Bobby won’t make WW - he’s gotten much more muscled since he was.
     
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    Rob walks around at about 215lbs. Dude does not need to cut to 170lbs again.

    He's far better at 185lbs and he's said himself, his takes shots a lot better at 185 than 170.

    Dude was Middleweight champ, why does he need to go down?
     

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