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Is Al Iaquinta the reason why Jorge Masvidal moved up to WW?

Discussion in 'The Lightweights' started by Tevfik1907, Nov 7, 2020.

  1. Tevfik1907 Blue Belt

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    Masvidal's fights before losing to Al Iaquinta in UFC;

    - Tim Means / LW / UD win
    - Michael Chiesa / LW / Submission win
    - Rustam Khabilov / LW / UD loss

    Then he starts again in UFC LW division;

    - Pat Healy / LW / UD win
    - Daron Cruickshank / LW / UD win
    - James Krause / LW / UD win
    - Al Iaquinta / LW / SD loss

    All of them in LW division, then he gives up on the UFC LW division?

    - Cezar Ferreira / WW / KO win
    - Benson Henderson / WW / SD loss
    - Lorenz Larkin / WW / SD loss
    - Ross Pearson / WW / UD win
    - Jake Ellenberger / WW / KO win
    - Donald Cerrone / WW / KO win
    - Demian Maia / WW / SD loss
    - Stephen Thompson / WW / UD loss
    - Darren Till / WW / KO win
    - Ben Askren / WW / KO win
    - Nate Diaz / WW / Doctor's stoppage win
    - Kamaru Usman / WW / UD loss

    I don't know did he fight at WW before UFC or not, but it's interesting that he never fight in LW division after that lost, we know Cerrone switched divisions between LW and WW, but Masvidal never did that after Al Iaquinta fight.
     
  2. Mr.Maelstrom Random Flex Belt

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    Is Al Iaquinta the reason...

    No, no to whatever comes next
     
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  3. Hellowhosthat Steel Belt

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    I think that because of the cut he had to conserve energy too much at LW which lead to him losing those splits. At WW he has a better gas tank and can go for the finish more.
     
  4. Herwald Red Belt

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    The advantage he thought he gained by losing the weight translated in him having less power and dragging to decisions. That Al fight seemed the right kind of encouragement to just trust his power at WW. His proto-resurgence.
     
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  5. MyFavSport Brown Belt

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    There are a lot of reasons.

    But anyone who says that Mas vs Iaquinta was the correct decision is a dumbass.
     
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  6. Herwald Red Belt

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    I hope you're not booing Al...
     
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    i think he moved up in weight cus he just started getting bigger and wanted to stay comfy and not cut back down. why bother cut when u can be successful where ur comfy
     
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  8. qw3rty Silver Belt

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    He fought against Daley at WW
    Other than that it was primarily at LW
     
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    definitely not scared of Al he pretty clearly should have won that fight and would beat him now
     
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  12. Eric Silva 2.0 Brown Belt

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    What does the weight cut have to do with judges that don't know how to score the Iaquinta fight? Masvidal won that fight, it was an easy 29-28.
     
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    Aside from the cut getting too big to make, how he got robbed against Iaquinta was probably the final straw. He probably was like fuck it after, because he had to start over once again regardless if he stayed at 155.
     
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    I don't know how Tim Means fought at 155
     
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    Trump likes his men a little soft.
     

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