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Is AJ McKee elite?

Discussion in 'Worldwide MMA Discussion' started by hunt0, Dec 19, 2021.

  1. Hellowhosthat If he dies he dies

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    His wrestling isn't that good, he ends up on his back a lot. He subbed Caldwell quickly (though we do have to bear Caldwell being a retard in mind) and got stuck under Campos for a while but did pull off a cool sub in the end.
     
  2. careto Black Belt

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    He blew out his knee or some shit like that during the Campos fight. He was actually close to pulling out of the GP due to that injury. The fact that he got that sub from bottom guven the circumstances is quiet impressive.
     
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  3. David Street Use skills

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    He could be. Looks real good one of the best prospects at Featherweight.
     
  4. tehMoose The slayer of ufc shills

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    How is he a prospect at 18-0 and champ and p4p #1 in bellator and ranked #1 featherweight in the world by junkie?
     
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  5. careto Black Belt

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    He might be young but he stopped being a prospect 4 fights ago.
     
  6. careto Black Belt

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    I'd say AJ has the best potential, both in star power and fighting ability. But its hard to judge who is THE best outside the UFC.
     
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  7. HI SCOTT NEWMAN ✔ Cats are the only hope for planet survival ✔

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    Yes, he is very skilled and talented, he will go far in the sport I think
     
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  8. agibmxmma Ex Pro Fighter. Omerta, Live Aloha!

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    Love to see Barboza go to Bellator and get matched against AJ.. as a gauge of where AJ is currently. If he were to come to the UFC, him vs Yair at 145 or him vs Hooker at 155, as his first fight works for me, before putting him in vs Max or Volk at 145 or Charles or Islam at 155.
     
  9. SeattleFightFan Steel Belt

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    You really should go find his last 6 or 8 fights and watch them in order. He’s gone from good to great in several years. He had one or two scares but mostly has improved every outting.

    I hope he comes to the UFC. Top 3 IMO. Him v Max is a wet dream. He wrecks Ortega (obv IMO too). And v Volk is a tactical battle for the ages.
     
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  10. HaulParris Gold Belt

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    Good point
     
  11. Thesnake101 Think about it, it worth it.

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    Yair has more range, and just all around a different skillset than Patricio on the feet though. The leg kicks, as much as Max no sold them, probably forced him to press the issue a lot more. As did the need to take away Yair's kicks.

    On paper it seems like the type of matchup that gives Patricio a lot of issues. He'd be pretty much hoping for a hail mary, which is a dead sentence against a pretty durable guy who always has his foot on the gas. I don't think counting Pitbull out is a disservice to him or what he has accomplished, it's just one of those unforgiving matchups where, realistically, he doesn't have much to offer. Kinda like Lima against a great wrestler - he's an awesome fighter, but he's absolutely fucked there.
     
  12. TorontoTO Brown Belt

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    Speaking off Lima, it seems he has started a new camp for an unannounced bout. Here's hoping he comes out looking well and hasn't turned into Woodley 2.0. A Lorenz Larkin rematch would be nice, maybe Paul Daley
     
  13. Michael Linger Green Belt Professional Fighter

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    Yes he's elite. He'd be top 10 in the UFC, maybe top 5.
     
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  15. careto Black Belt

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    Hopefully its not the MVP trilogy. Larkin, Daley, or J. Jackson would be good.
     
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    Gotta be Jackson right, its only one that makes sense with MVP getting a title shot and Gracie/Storely being booked. You got Lima/Jackson right there next to each other.
     
  17. Jose Beehive No.1 Soldier Of God Gif User

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    Seems like it, super exciting, sure hope we see him in the UFC at some point.

    This shit was outrageous.
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  18. careto Black Belt

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    That's what Im thinking. A W over Jackson gets Lima back on track. On the other hand, if Jackson beats Lima it puts him in title contention and legitimizes Jackson. Its your typical UFC matchmaking, actually.
     
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  19. CC27 Gold Belt

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    Unless they want to ease back on Lima to get him a win and bring him back up I dont see how you dont make that fight. If they dont and give Lima someone down in the rankings what do they do with jackson who deserves a big fight?
     
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  20. Kungpowking Orange Belt

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    Looks pretty elite to me. He just started facing top competition in his last few fights, so time will tell just how elite.
     
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