Jack Hermansson wants Kelvin Gastelum as next opponent

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  1. KazDibiase

    KazDibiase "My style is kneeing people in the face."

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    “I’ve been thinking more and more about it [his next opponent] and I think the Paulo Costa and Romero fight has to happen. So I think those two guys have to fight each other so maybe Gastelum would be a good one next.



    “His grappling is alright but it’s his striking that is his bread and butter,” Hermansson said of Gastelum’s skill set. “He is a really good boxer and that is his main strength.

    “Of course he has good wrestling as well. I think its gonna be challenging to put him on the ground but I think I’m gonna have a big advantage when I put him on the ground.”


    https://www.bjpenn.com/mma-news/exc...-a-fight-with-kelvin-gastelum-is-likely-next/
     
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    Zebra Cheeks Sherdogs only hope Platinum Member

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    This would be a great fight. I’m on board the jack H train, but this could be a legit war.
     
  3. SeattleFightFan

    SeattleFightFan Steel Belt

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    Yes he would have a big advantage on the ground.

    Interesting fight. If Gastelum has confidence in his tdd, then he should sign this bout. Because he should be able to land on Jack.
     
  4. Verace

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    As long as gastelum doesnt try to wrestle after rocking him...
     
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    Would watch the hell outta that. Hermansson is a gawt damn beast.
     
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    What happened to The Chris
    I preferred that fight
    The Chris needs a fight
     
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    Arm Barbarian Titanium Belt Platinum Member

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    Yeah, that's a hell of a match-up as well.
     
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  9. Zebra Cheeks

    Zebra Cheeks Sherdogs only hope Platinum Member

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    He’s a savage, and he’s got the cardio to give us 5 exciting rounds. Middleweight is fucking dope now
     
  10. Verace

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    lol

    im happy adesanya won, so im not crying about it, but that was some terrible decision making on his part that needs to be pointed out

    Id be rooting for gastelum vs jack though
     
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  11. reddhelium

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    i thought he wanted weidman and weidman accepted?
     
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  12. KeepItRealist

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    Anybody But Romero.

    Hard to say if Weidman or Gastelum is the tougher fight. No telling how long he might have to wait for a title shot if he won. What with Whittaker turning into Pettis or Khabib.
     
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    I wouldn’t blame Jack for lobbying for a Gastelum fight over a Weidman fight.

    Just like I don’t blame Weidman for lobbying for a Jack fight.
     
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    i think that'd be a tough matchup for jack but if it's 5 rounds i think he could take over if he survives the first 1-2 rounds.


    dude doesn't stop.
     
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    ughh don't remind me.. bad gameplan.. ugh!

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    Holy shit, what is that?
     
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    Very winnable fight for Jack
     
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    Teh Chris needs to step away from the elite and get a win. Maybe Brunson/Theodorou winner.
     
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    Jacare was ranked higher than Weidman who lost to Jacare in his last fight.

    Gastelum makes more sense for Hermansson because a win over him would almost guarantee a title shot.

    5th ranked vs 4th ranked

    I like this fight.

    Can't see Weidman capturing the title again tbh. Gastelum and Hermansson both have a better chance imo.
     
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  20. Franklin U.

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    I think Kelvin is at point where he needs to get serious about nutrition, go back down to welter and see what kind of run he could make. He can stay at 185 with the understanding that he'll probably never be champ ( which is ok) but be considered a top 6-7 185er and put on entertaining fights while not killing himself with weight cuts ( his problem is his thickness- obviously not height) well then that's fine.

    I dont know what's next for Jack but he should get one of the current top guys .... whoever that ends up being and he wins then a shot at title should be there.

    I dont know what Robs current status is but this division needs to keep on moving. The whole Luke Bisping catastrophe ruined division for years.
     
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