Is giga the real deal and should he move up to 155?

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  1. Kono dio da! Giorno's Father

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    His striking is dope. I think he's had enough lower level opponents by now. How highly do you guys rate him? Real deal or hype job?

    Also he said he was worried about his weight cut and that it would probably affect his cardio. Should he just cut his losses and move up to 155
     
  2. mirko>anyone Red Belt

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    Not too many wrestlers at 155. Why not?
     
  3. Kono dio da! Giorno's Father

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    Lol... Arman, gregor gillespie, fighter kevin lee (who must be super happy with the election results), islam makachev, Alex hernandez when he so chooses and if I'm not mistaken mustafaev.
     
  4. blaseblah Steel Belt

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    Kevin Lee is a Bernie bro, so probably not that happy
     
  5. MescalineDreams Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    He has Giga Chad in his name. Of course he's legit.
     
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  6. mirko>anyone Red Belt

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    Sarcasm, buddy.
     
  7. iva124 White Belt

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    I'm biased since I dislike cutbabies, he for sure has potential but maybe he's another James Vick.
     
  8. GrantB13 Black Belt

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    He looked pretty big and I usually don't like when it's obvious someone is in the wrong weight class.
     
  9. Straatblaffer Green Belt

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    He should have said; 'not many dangerous opponents wo wrestle at 155'
     
  10. kingmob6 Brown Belt

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    I'm not sold on Giga to be honest. I might be wrong, but I think he is going to struggle against upper echelon opponents.
     
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    Wish we could have saw him and Mike Davis scrap
     
  12. sadowolf Blue Raspberry Bull Belt

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    He's gonna need a shoddy chin and no striking defense against pressure for that to happen, so I don't think he'd be another Vick in any way except for them both being very tall for their divisions. but I don't pile on someone until they miss weight or really have issues with their cuts, and to my knowledge Giga hasn't. I dunno how much he walks around but he hit 145 on the dot for this last fight so even though the cut wasn't fun he probably wasn't killing himself to make weight, and I think a big reason he tires late is because for such a practiced striker he has poor cardio management and doesn't ease off his strikes.
     
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    don't know if the otherguy was undersized but he looked Gigantic yesterday
     
  14. The Chosen Brown Belt

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    He has the right build to have a size advantage in the division like most of the top contenders: Ortega, Zabit, Yair. I think he would be more competitive at 145lbs
     
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  15. Kono dio da! Giorno's Father

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    I had my suspicions.
     
  16. Stagliano Purple Belt

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    I was watching his fight back in the Glory days. Before that event I even didn't know that he was in the UFC tho.
     
  17. Kertol Brown Belt

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    I think 145 is right for him.
     
  18. RedCansLoom16 "What's my favorite ring? The next one."-TB12

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    I like watching the the guy fight, but think he’s overrated. To me he’s a guy who could crack the rankings if they give him a Jeremy Stephens or Cub Swanson. But on the other end if they book him against guys like Elkins, Dawson, Damon Jackson, Tucker etc he’d probably get subbed or just generally grapple F’d.

    Chimaev, Holland, Bobby Green, Chikadhze, Zalal, Kelleher etc have all done well during COVID by staying active. Great way to make a name for yourself and make some money for middle of the pack talent. With COVID not going anywhere, have to expect some other guys who don’t cut much weight to try to take advantage of this as well.
     
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  19. Do The Evolution ballsbreaker

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    Funny you just have to squeeze in Kevin Lee's leanings when talking about his wresting in the 155 division. haha
     
  20. Raffen Banned Banned

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    He'll lose to top competition
     
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