The Trenches, Episode 21 Poll: Does Adesanya Deserve a Title Shot if He Beats Silva at UFC 234?

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Does Israel Adesanya deserve a title shot if he beats Anderson Silva this weekend at UFC 234?

  1. Yes

    42.6%
  2. No

    57.4%
  1. Fahcough

    Fahcough Black Belt

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    All fights, not just champs. Most of them are training to go to decision instead of training to get and prove how much better they are asap. They are getting too comfortable point fighting and both raising hands when its over, they only pretend to give it all when they lose.
     
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    jei Danger Zone Admin Staff Member Forum Administrator

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    He beat #8 Tavares, #6 Brunson and is facing #15 Silva. Some people are concerned that he hasn't faced current top flight competition in the division, namely the Romeros, Rockholds, Jacares or Weidmans of the division.
     
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    moogie101 Purple Belt

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    I thought Romero & Rockhold were at 205 now? If so I think the winner of Israel/ Anderson will likely be next, especially if its a spectacular finish.

    However as a curveball, if Kelvin wins I can see his first defence being a rematch, but not with Rob instead a title vs. title superfight with Woodley.
     
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    Huligani Number One Bullshit

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    Anderson is an unranked fighter so no.
     
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    GoshiShun17 Brown Belt

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    Lol...the "Romeros, Rockholds, Jacares, or Weidmans" you say it as if those guys aren't single fighters and one of a kind. Like there is only 1 Yoel Romero. Let's just say we go along with this theory though. After UFC 234, the winner of Whittaker vs Gastelum will need an opponent, why delay that any further by making Israel fight again assuming he'll be ready. Like if they were to make Adesanya vs Souza after 234 that puts the champion on the shelf for a while, and the winner for the #1 contendership could get injured then.

    Another question for you, who in the top 5 @middleweight is jumping at the chance to fight Adesanya???? I'll wait....
    Jacare tried to dismiss him, Costa tried to do the same. Rockhold is jumping the division. Israel is hot right now yet no one is calling him out. I wonder why.
     
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    europe1 It´s a nice peninsula to Asia

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    people already forgetting that Marlon split decisioned John Dodson
     
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    jei Danger Zone Admin Staff Member Forum Administrator

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    europe1 It´s a nice peninsula to Asia

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    Faber managed to submit Ascunsao in WEC
     
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    So many terrific fights would await Aldo at LW, I wish he'd just pull the trigger and move up already.
     
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    bad move. too small. FW belt will be there for him if he sticks to that division
     
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    jei Danger Zone Admin Staff Member Forum Administrator

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    If he only has two fights left, then yeah, beat Volkanovski or Ortega, and the final title shot for some reason.
     
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    No really, but its the UFC
     
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    Didn't vote. Needs a few more options:
    Yes - If he gets the TKO/Sub
    No - If he gets the decision win.

    Dana tends to go this path with how people normally get title shots, usually.
     
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    europe1 It´s a nice peninsula to Asia

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    I got a serious kick out of that. Gave him a new nickname too, "Detroit" David Teymur.
     
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    europe1 It´s a nice peninsula to Asia

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    I can't imagine what european UFC fans must go through to watch every event live.
     
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    Obviously he does not deserve it.
    Silva is a name nowadays, not a top 5 contender.

    Adesanya is miles behind Jacare, who is the top contender.
    Beating Silva should NOT move him ahead of Jacare.
     
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    Beating #15 doesn't entitle you to a title shot.
     

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