The only time Robert Whitaker ever fought an elite striker...

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  1. Jimmy Jazz

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    Didn't you notice his striking style was completely different at 170? At 185 he went back to his karate roots and started kicking ass. He is not the same fighter.
     
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  3. Raksas

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    You need to do your research. Adesanya fought and arguably beat the no 1 mw kickboxer in the World. WB hasnt done shit in the World of striking
     
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  4. Andreh

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    We are talking about MMA. If pure striking were the matter, Gokhan Saki would be a UFC champ by know, and we all saw what happened.

    Maybe you need to... make some sense.
     
  5. sjon22

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    regardless it was a competitive fight that had made it to the 3rd round. The point I am making is only fighter that matters is the current version , not the past version. Especially 5+years ago in a lower weightless and the guy has recently beaten Yoel Romero x 2
     
  6. LetThemBleed

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    Like Romero, like Jacare? Not sure if you're trolling or a moron?
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  7. LetThemBleed

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    Yes and if the Reaper hadn't improved a tonne since 2014 you might have a point. Not even going to mention the difference a draining weight cut made.
     
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  8. LetThemBleed

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    No it counts but he was what 23 at the time and was far less durable at WW than he is at MW. He's since gone on a 9-0 run with 8 of those wins being at MW.
     
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    Wb cant beat a wrestler in a striking battle for the belt
     
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    Hall isn’t an elite striker?
     
  11. sssleeper

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    Because he beat most top middleweights.
     
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    I think Gastelum would have been champ for a fight if Whitaker didn't get an ulcer. Israel's going to be the champ. Don't think he's as incredible as he's being hyped to be, but I think he's good enough.
     
  13. Anaconda99

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    Isnt Thompson the guy that fought a wrestler with a overhand for 50 minutes and all he managed to do was get beat the shit out?
     
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    Adesanya doesn’t hold a candle to Wonderboy.

    Wonderboy is much more proven and has looked much better against better opponents than hypetrain Adesanya whose best win is over a short WW he hardly squeaked by.
     
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    I don't think Rob losses to pettis
     
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  16. kingjim

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    hahahahahahaha - most top mw's ... like Romero and Jacare. Oh sorry what was that? you noob.
    Romero and Jacare are in the top 10 mws of all time if not top 5 -
    ps Jacare destroyed mousasi - hes pretty good I hear
     
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  18. It's-Only-Business

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    I guess we will just pretend that he never fought Urijah Hall, the Beast!
     
  19. IDGETKTFO

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    Whittaker is Kelvin 2.0, taller, longer reach, and better cardio. He is going to make Israel look like Ortega vs Max.
     
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    Maybe. Maybe Whitaker power will be too much. I wouldn't be surprised if it brings it to the ground and wear Israel out. Not an easy match up for Israel. He needs to hurt him quickly but he's a volume striker most of the time.
     

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