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im unimpressed with Gaethje

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by KOPPE, May 17, 2021.

  1. KOPPE i used to wrestle in high school bro

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    MJ: was 1-3 in his last four before he fought him. the biggest hit or miss fighter in UFC history
    James Vick: a glass jaw who was killing himself to make LW? cool i guess
    Barboza: was never champ or top 5 and [​IMG]

    beating the corpse of Cowboy and Tony and than getting choked by Khabib
    is not enough to get a title shot imo.

    aside from his fight with MJ he doesn't have a SINGLE impressive / notable win .. and this guy is supposed to fight for the title?
     
  2. Kafirov Banned Banned

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    Tony wasn't a corpse when Justin fought him

    Justin took his soul with that beatdown
     
  3. Kvothe_the_kingkiller Brown Belt

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    peruse wiki less.

    watch fights more.

    i don't think he should get a title shot either.
     
  4. DS66 Brown Belt

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    He's not too impressed with you either.

    Gaethje is a fucking savage and one of the most entertaining fighters in the history of the sport.
     
  5. Daelh Blue Belt

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    He was also stopped badly by every elite fighter he ever faced.
     
  6. Daelh Blue Belt

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    Entertaining doesn't equal good. He's good. But not that good as shown against Dustin, Eddie and Khabib.
     
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  7. Oldman1 Green Belt

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    Agreed, most overrated fighter on the rosta.
     
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  8. DS66 Brown Belt

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    Meh. He's refined his style and noticeably improved since the Dustin and Eddie fights. And nobody looks good against Khabib (Justin actually looked decent in the first round). Gaethje is a top tier fighter in the LW division.
     
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  9. TheMessiah Black Belt

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    He pretty much ended Tonys career after Tony went on an amazing streak
     
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  10. Rambo89 Blue Belt

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    I dont care who you are but KO'ing Johnson, Tony, and Barboza and going to war with Poirier & Alvarez is hella impressive.

    He's top 5 material. How can being a top 5 fighter in the hardest organization not demand your respect and impress you?

    I'd like to see him fight Chandler next especially because the winner of Mcgregor/Poirier is getting the next crack at Olives.
     
  11. Herwald Black Belt

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    The only guy to win a round from Khabib fair and square. First guy to absolutely son Tony. Has heart for days, walks through wars - even the guys he loses to (aside from Khabib) leaves them not feeling like winners, physically.

    You goof troops just have too high standards for everyone.

    That said, I hate eye pokes the most and, yeah, he poked both Doostin and Edson and I'm not 100% sure if by accident.
     
  12. Azure Sherdogology PhD.

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    Terrible take...Justin turned Tony into the brain dead zombie he is now..That beating effectively ended Tony's career.
     
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  13. Orochimaru 大蛇丸 Black Belt Platinum Member

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    He didn't win a round against Khabib lol, he did better than a lot of people think though
     
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  14. Orochimaru 大蛇丸 Black Belt Platinum Member

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    Nah Tony was old and washed up regardless, that was just the first fight he showed it

    Also Tony killed himself to make weight that fight
     
  15. richardjohnson Brown Belt

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    That's not really fair to say. When he finished Tony I think most people would have said Tony is elite. Maybe there's an argument to be made that he never was but during his time the general consensus was that he is an elite LW
     
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  16. Azure Sherdogology PhD.

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    So he was old and washed up beating everyone he fought but only Justin was able to destroy him ..Great argument.
     
  17. JoeRoganPenn España!

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    Agreed except Tony, Tony was class when he fought him,
     
  18. Orochimaru 大蛇丸 Black Belt Platinum Member

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    At some point a fighter falls off a cliff, he showed signs of it against Cowboy and Pettis too, he just beat them because they're even more washed

    Also Tony was 36, it's a guarantee at LW your performances will start to decline around 36 or 37 if not sooner
     
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    UFC 254 Khabib vs. Gaethje - Scorecards - Nurmagomedov vs. Gaethje.jpg
     
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  20. TempleoftheDog Brown Belt

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    He is good, but the man needs to work. This sitting out while everyone else in the top 6 is fighting, is crap.

    Go to work dude.
     
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