If Cerrone wins at 202 does he move into the upper echelon?

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  1. andy18_1

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    If he ends up beating Rick Story in 2 weeks who would you want to see him fight next ? Personally I think Matt Brown , Gunnar Nelson and shooting high Robbie Lawler would all be great fights. Think he has a great chance against the first 2, Him vs Brown will be a battle to see who lands the first liver kick lol but given his last performance I feel like if he can beat Story he deserves somebody higher up given his previous lightweight ranking . Who do you want to see him fight ?
     
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    Matt Brown win or lose IMO should be next
     
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    ^^While Matt Brown-Cerrone would be a fun fight on paper, with Brown being finished in back to back fights, what does he do for Cerrone?
     
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    He should fight Gunnar if he beats Story.
     
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    Would 100% agree if it wasn't for his fight against Nate, plus I can't see Nick fighting anybody out of the top 5 if he has his way
     
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    how does cowboy seem to get on every card. Or am i just out of my head but it seems he fights constantly.
     
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    He could move into the top 5,4,3 or 2 in the division and it won't matter because he's a big time choke artist who gets battered every time he tries to win a title.
     
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    This choke stuff is no sense.

    Losing to better fighters is not choking.

    RDA is elite and better than Cerrone. Nate is elite and a bad matchup for Cerrone. It's just who he's fighting, not "choking".
     
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    I would say whichever fighter is free in 8-10 weeks. I'd like it to be Neil Magney if he gets passed Larkin. He is a guy that likes to fight often as well and I like the matchup on paper. If not him then it could be Lawler/Saffiedine/Matt Brown/Gunnar. Cowboy sounds like he wants a fight every 8 weeks and if you're fighting that often you're going to have to fight guys quite a few spots away from your ranking.

    So to answer your question, it just depends. If it's Lawler or Magney then yes, if it's one of the other guys I mentioned then he'll have to win to get a top 5 guy. That is if he even wants a top 5 guy. Cerrone fights for money so taking a lower ranked guy isn't a big deal to him.
     
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    Upper echelon? Matt Brown? The guy has lost 4 of his last 5 fights. I'm confused.
     
  15. He does. He's a badass. And I think psychologically he's better when he just gets in there and fights. A build up, long fight camp and media tours are where he gets fucked up. imo.
     

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