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  1. BobblyStruggles 1-2 head kick combo Banned

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    Kelvin Gastelum(17-7,1NC) while being asked questions from the media, he talked about his last fight against Robert Whittaker(23-5) and Rob's chances against current champion Isreal Adesanya(21-1).
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    FULL INTERVIEW:

    CLIFFS:

    - Talks about his next fight against Jared Cannonier. He knows it's a tough fight and it's a bout he wanted/had in mind.
    - Knew Jared was already booked against Costa. Has respect for Costa, but feels throughout his career he's been very "injury prone". Had a feeling one of them would pullout of the fight so he could step in.
    - This time he gets a full camp and is excited to perform.
    - Expecting a tough fight, no easy fights once you break the top 5. He fought them all and wants his chance to prove himself. Knows his last few fights haven't gone his way, but believes he can still hang with the top guys and beat them.
    - No idea about Paulo Costa and the pay situation. Mentions Paulo Costa already has a youtube channel, says to go check it out. PAULO COSTA's YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCK9smP1uHytt9_RIliUiteg
    - No excuses for the Rob fight, he was mentally and physically prepared.
    - On the fight with Whittaker: "He was just a step ahead the entire time". It motivated him to try and get to that level. Impressed by Rob, didn't think he was that good and has never felt like that in a fight(Not even with Isreal Adasenya). Felt frustrated throughout the fight and claims Rob made him look "bad".
    - Claims Whittaker was much faster, utilized his footwork well, avoided standing in the pocket and used a great jab.
    - If Robert Whittaker fights the way that he did against himself in his rematch against Israel Adasenya, he will have a real chance at regaining that MW title.
    - Pressure is always there, expects great things from himself and a good performance.
    - Still 29 years and feels he still has a long road ahead. Renewed focus on his career.
    - Wasn't worried about being cut before the Ian Heinisch fight.
    - If he beats Cannonier, he thinks he'll have to get 1 or 2 more wins in the top 5 to earn another TS.

    SOURCE: https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2021...ttaker-can-beat-israel-adesanya-ufc-263-video

    NEXT FIGHT:
    Kelvin Gastelum(17-7,1NC) will be taking on Jared Cannonier(13-5) on August 21st in a 5 round main event.
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  2. Kvothe_the_kingkiller Brown Belt

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    Ya, saw that. Thanks for posting and for the cliffs.

    Whittaker's footwork and feints are more subtle than Jan's. Obviously Jan did a great job of keeping Israel guessing, instead of what is typically the other way around. I wonder if Whittaker will take anything from that.

    On a barely related note, I remember when Couture came out bobbing and weaving against Sylvia in a way that he had never really done before. All head and body movement, no subtlety. It worked beautifully. Of course, in that contest Couture had 10x the quickness of Sylvia so he decided to use it. And that isn't the case here.
     
  3. Final Say So Icey Belt

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    I think Cannonier is a real problem. His broken arm obviously changed the Whittaker fight
     
  4. DOMMA Black Belt

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    Kelvin loses this fight and is forced to move to 170 where he should have been his entire career. He is way to small to compete at 185 and his record proves it.

    Kelvin at 170 is a title contender. Kelvin should consider 155 as well. He is a pudgy 185 and carries fat at 170.
     
  5. Benoitthegr8 Sexual Tyrannosaurus Platinum Member

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    Thanks for posting TS, good cliffs
     
  6. HockeyBjj Putting on the foil

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    He can’t make 170. Loves burritos too much.
     
  7. Fatback96 Black Belt

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    He’s using MMA math with himself lol

    “This guy beat me worse than the other guy did, therefore I think he beats the other guy.”
     
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  8. Garnet_StrongerThanYou Black Belt

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    i wonder what his body fat percentage is
     
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    It's the saddest thing to me! this man wasting his prime in the wrong division because he cant get right with his diet. he could have been champion at 170
     
  10. Just Creed Gold Belt

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    If anyone has the capabilities to, it's Rob Whittaker....that said however, no matter how careful Rob fights, Izzy might just leg kick the shit out of him and we see a worse fight than Wonder Boy Till
     
  11. HockeyBjj Putting on the foil

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    Yep. He missed weight like 3 out of 5 times and was forced to move up and stay there

    To have all that talent, clearly have the drive as well to hone those skills in the gym, but not be able to stick to a nutrition plan is such a letdown of what could have been
     
  12. MeltGibsont Banned Banned

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    Did he slip on a banana peel and break his arm? no? Rob broke his arm with a kick then proceeded to beat that ass.....clown
     
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    Thanks for great cliffs, TS. Should be a sticky to show all the retards how to do a proper post.
     
  15. MeltGibsont Banned Banned

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    He's not winning the belt at 170 if Usman has anything to say about it.
     
  16. Ozze Black Belt

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    Kelvin is still only 29?

    Fuck. We've talked about the guy for ages.
    I thought he would be already on the tail end of his career.
     
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    You know how when athletes drink from sponsor’s cups but it’s actually water. Thats probably Pepsi.
     
  18. Arrrrgh Black Belt

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    Of course Rob is a legit threat.
    Rob is nasty.
     
  19. podsox Gold Belt

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    Rob was clearly winning prior to the injury too
     
  20. JonJonesNeedle Purple Belt

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    Sure, the guy who got beat by Magny is gonna become champ.

    Kelvin at 170 has always been overrated. At 185, Kelvin may be smaller but he's much faster than his opponents. Speed kills. Not the same case at 170lb
     
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