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Media Justin Gaethje Ranks His Top Lightweights: "Poirier, then it goes me... THEN it goes Oliveira"

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  1. MCS Tech

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    The way rankings work means if you beat Tony when he's #2 and have some resume you probably take the #2 spot.

    But in reality Tony just fell off hard. He wasn't #2 back then, can't regain his form of the past. So yes, he has a point, but I don't agree he's over Oliveira. Chandler doesn't have a great LW resume, but he demolished Hooker and almost beat Charles. He looks closer to be the best LW than Tony did or has since the Gaethje fight.
     
  2. Craig Hogg geordie4life

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    Gone from the Just Bleed champion to the Just Bitch champion.
     
  3. MXZT Silver Belt Platinum Member

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    Gaethje can say whatever he wants. The guy has never had a disappointing, boring fight. It's always exciting and entertaining. He gets a pass from me.
     
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  4. Reign009 Not sure if serious.

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    My point is that it'll be his most high profile win to date. The type of fight that can really put eyes on him.
     
  5. Black0ut White Belt

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    An Oliveira who can withstand an early onslaught and come back is a BAD matchup for Justin (was the Chandler fight a one off?)
     
  6. Alex E Colley White Belt

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    Already got ko'd by 1 bellator guy
     
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  7. Kertol Brown Belt

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    Gatehje Is correct here though
     
  8. TRUS8888 Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    lol Gaethje is such a likable fighter until you listen to him talk.

    The saltiness he has torwards Oliveria is so obvious but I'll admit that I can see Gaethje beating Charles so maybe that's where it comes from.

    Not putting Islam in top 5 is a bit disrespectful as well. Why is cucklord chandler getting the spot?
     
  9. Lawrence Black Belt

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    Champion Charles !

    I'm totally ok with Elite contenders saying they think they can beat the Champ.... But... His language is really dismissive of the Champ.... Olivera will make him pay *IF* he ever earns another title shot.

    But this kind of chatter in the media creates some drama and that I suppose is ok too.

    Olivera plans on being an active Champion so I expect all this blather will be sorted out
     
  10. djacobox372 Steel Belt

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    This is what happens when you setup a title shot between the #2 and #3 ranked contenders.
     
  11. Chael_Sonnen I'm the reason Waldo is hiding. Platinum Member

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    Amen. Poirer has shit tier TDD, and Gaethje has shit tier BJJ. If you take their worst aspects and put them together, they make up a full shit tier grappler.
     
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  12. jjjjjjjjjjohnny JDP is the CHAMP!

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    looking forward to seeing him back in action.
     
  13. Madeline Chelsea Blue Belt

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    Oliveira is on a tear but Dustin has fought much tougher competition. Even so, Dustin hasn't lost since 2016 if you take Khabib out of the equation because any LW right now would lose to him.

    Conor x2, Pettis, Alvarez, Gaethje, Hooker, Holloway x2 > Chandler, Tony, and Lee.
     
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    How has it not? He’s the one given credit for why Tony fell off so hard. If anything everyone else’s isn’t aging well but his will be the high water mark.
     
  15. JKS 77+&--#rT....

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    1. Olivera
    2. Poirier
    3. Gaethje
     
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  16. RockyLockridge Silver Belt

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    Imho I think he's exactly right. I don't thin Charles can beat gaethje he'd have an easier time with porier but I wouldn't pick him there either
     
  17. Bradillac Brown Belt

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    Gaethje has been acting like such a bitch lately.
     
  18. RockyLockridge Silver Belt

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    But we just can't be sure though to put him above chandler who has fought great fighters and has a bunch of 5 round experience. It's hard to put Islam up there yet.

    But you're probably right he will end up there eventually
     
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    Father Time is given credit for Tony falling off ….I haven’t heard much of anyone crediting Justin……Justin fought a very good fight , but can’t see how his win means more then Charles or Dariush wins over Tony …..
     
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