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Media Paul felder & Michael Chiesa pick Islam Makhachev as the one to dethrone Oliveira

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  1. Peli Silver Belt

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    I don't think Charles Oliveira will be champion if Islam gets to the title picture. I think dustin, gaethje, can dethrone him. Charles winning was great, but the fight against chandler was 50-50. He didn't exactly look stellar(neither did chandler) There's more parity at LW now.

    Felder also says Beneil is a dark horse to challenge charles .

    {<jordan}

    This is all hype talk. UFC PR BS.
     
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  2. Substance Abuse Plutonium Belt Platinum Member

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    Possible. He needs to fight often enough to get there, that's for sure. Dober isn't the yard stick for which his talent or title aspirations should be measured. While I understand top guys not wanting to be wrestled to death - especially RDA after both Colby and Usman did it to him - someone will eventually step up and fight him if he wins enough fights.
     
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  3. Peli Silver Belt

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    I just think its crazy they think dustin or gaethje can't be oliveira when oliveira was just in a 50-50 fight. I think dustin is a better fighter than Chandler, I think he's more dangerous than chandler.
     
  4. kingmob6 Brown Belt

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    well, he is doing the right thing. Not waiting for someone to step, and giving a step up himself to an up and coming fighter. Activity is necessary for Islam regardless, he has lost a lot of time and needs to continue the momentum.
     
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    Active fighters as analysts just isn't right. Be either or. This is such a bad ass sport where everyone at every turn tries to bait weakness and humility out of you... to watch Felder be a LW contender and cuck around like this... it ain't right, man.

    At the same time, if you're an analyst - you have no right to shit on fighters and steal their shine after a win or to not be objective about a situation. So Felder - rightfully, as an active fighter - saying he son'd Oliveira like no one else and that Ismak can wait while Felder schools this dude again - wouldn't be right either.

    None of this is right.
     
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    Dariush can absolutely give Olivera a run for his money. When are people gonna stop sleeping on Beneil?
     
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  7. Peli Silver Belt

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    by the time these guys fight, neither of them will be in the title picture. Dariush got a gratitous jump, up six spots beating tony, while tony only goes down one and oliveira as happy as I was to see him win, I don't see him being a long reigning champion. Dariush doesn't want to fight til december. By then oliveira might be facing the winner of conor /dustin or even gaethje because he wants to take an extended time off
     
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    They just want him to be the next Khabib which he is not.
     
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    Dariush is beast but hes WAY to sloppy in the striking and grappling to survive the buzzsaw.
     
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    Olivera KOs him
     
  11. GoldenSnitch Banned Banned

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    well if you're not going fight him and openly admit you want no part

    you give up your ranking


    Sorry Felder but you just dropped a spot IMO
     
  12. Orochimaru 大蛇丸 Red Belt Platinum Member

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    You're 100% right, are they told to say this shit or?

    Oliveira would've lost if Chandler had better fight IQ, not to take anything away from Oliveira, but he's a toss up against several guys at 155, if he and Chandler rematched it would be a toss up

    IMO Gaethje, Dustin, and possibly even Conor would KO Oliveira
     
  13. Orochimaru 大蛇丸 Red Belt Platinum Member

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    I don't get why he's still ranked, it's been forever since he fought, and I remember him sounding like he was pretty much done
     
  14. Peli Silver Belt

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    imo, and I'm not trying to disparage them, but they see it through the lens of journeymen fighters. they don't want to call the little guy out because look what happen with oliveira kinda thing.

    I don't know why they're making oliveira sound like brazillian khabib though.
     
  15. Ackmed Black Belt

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    But...but..but...I thought it's only Muslim fans, trolls and teammates like DC or Khabib who think Islam will be LW champion?!

    @TempleoftheDog don't get mad
     
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    Felder knows he has no chance against Islam if he takes the fight if he's saying this.
     
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    I think Justin is the easiest fight for Charles in the top 5. His grappling is atrocious.

    I also think Charles would strangle Dustin but only time will tell

    Islam vs Charles is a tough fight for Charles. Islam looked like a monster in his last fight
     
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    Islam ragdoll all of them, but its mma and anybody can get clipped and sent reeling so theres alwaus a chance for anyone.
     
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    Gaethje has the best chance of beating Charles
     
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    I agree, he's got the best shot imo. Dustin, justin and chandler all have a decent shot at ko'ing charlie, but they are primed to get sub'ed quite easily when it hits the mat.
     
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