Next for Shlemenko?

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  1. Griffo

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    Bellator just buried their Middleweight champion... Where does he go from here?
     
  2. Spidermine

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    Maybe some protein.
     
  3. jiujitsuforever

    jiujitsuforever Banned Banned

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  4. SynthMMA

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    Likely back to MW to fight people his own size.
     
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    THIS. Yessir.

    Six months of extensive ground training and a steady diet of chitlins and whey powder.
     
  6. sorrynottoday

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    He's undersized for a middleweight as well. Maybe a move down to 170 and become a two-title division holder. Or attempt that anyway.
     
  7. eseseses681

    eseseses681 Purple Belt

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    The Cooper-Halsey winner. He's still a top-15 middleweight and the Bellator middleweight champion. Working on his bottom-game wouldn't hurt (that's been the Achilles heel of Alexander and his fighter's style; they've got great striking and takedown defense, as well as submissions, but once they're on their back they're in trouble).
     
  8. Pakman

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    probably best for him
     
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    Dig his way out of the hole he was buried in.
     
  11. TonyK

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    Shlemenko made his name of being an exciting, tough striker that is fun to watch fighting, training and talking, not of beating top 5 opponents.

    Fans that supported him for what he stood for will stay with him regardless of this fight. He kinda' has a similar status to Melvin Manhoef - a top fighter? No. Will I watch? You bet I will.
     
  12. Bigj383

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    He has to wait for the winner of the stupid MW tournament they have going on right now but never finished. Probably wind up being Cooper vs Schlemenko 3.
     
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    He said on Junkie radio that he would never move down below MW. He would move up, but not down.
     
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    He'll move down if he somebody runs him out of MW. Halsey is a Tito guy...maybe if he gets past Cooper, Tito will give him dat blueprint.
     
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    well after losing to a broken neck 39 year old Tito......i would suggest he doesn't move up.
     
  16. JAGDPANZER209

    JAGDPANZER209 STONED TO THE BONE

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    Drop to welterweight, beat up some cans, and pray to get in the UFC.
     
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    i cant lie, i've lost interest in him after that performance.
     
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    Russian MMA is vastly overrated. To russian MMA fans he was a world beater and that says it all.
     
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    Welterweight wouldn't be a bad idea.
     
  20. Philly253

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    I just hope he has a few years left in him. And he doesnt fight at 205 again unless he wants to bulk up for 2 years, I think he could probably hang at lhw if he could avoid the mat. He sure has alot of options.
     

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