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They should have given Darren Till Luke Rockhold instead of Derek Brunson

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  1. Garnet_StrongerThanYou Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    Darren needs to win a fight and Luke is on his way out.

    Darren can probably land a left hook and take Luke Rockhold out.

    Derek will just outwrestle him and punch him in the face, using the fear of the takedown to land the overhand right at will.

    Brunson has been eating up guys like Till.
     
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  2. svmr_db Purple Belt

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    Perhaps but then who does Brunson get? Everyone above him in the rankings is booked (aside from Robert, who probably should get sit and get the next title shot)
     
  3. Beeruz God of Destruction Belt Yellow Card

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    Gastelum vs Rockhold
     
  4. GoldenSnitch Banned Banned

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    Brunson gonna put the turtle on his back
     
  5. rjmbrd Gold Belt

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    There is no good reason Rockhold deserves a top 10 ranked middleweight.
     
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  7. MMAProfessional Golden Belt

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    Came here to say this. No way in hell someone getting KO'd in his last 2 fights then being gone for 2 years deserves to get a chance to be in the top 10 with one fight.
     
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    Why do Till needs to get easy matches? Always the same with the brits. Hardy, Bisping, Till. Always easy matches so the UFC can sell them as good fighters to the brits.

    He somehow avoided all the killers at welterweight to fight for the belt. They gave him wonderboy after beating Cerrone who everyone beats at Welter and a titleshot after that split decision borefest.

    Now he is at Middleweight and losing. He is not a good fighter. Stop overprotecting him already. You want to see him against a shot rockhold so he can finally get a good win like with Cerrone? Just move on to the next british hypejob...
     
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  9. Canarinha Blue Belt

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    Brunson deserves Till more than Luke.

    Luke should be lucky if he gets a guy from the 10-15 bracket.

    Someone mentioned Luke was on his way out?
    Yeah Till is going the same way after the Brunson fight... he gon lose brutally by gnp to Derek.
     
  10. COBRA03 Black Belt

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    It's not about giving a a fighter a guy he can beat {unless your Donald Cerrone}. If he can't beat the guys given, then maybe he isn't good enough to be in the UFC.
     
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    I tend to agree -- Till is talented but his win over Gastelum has stagnated imo to deserve Brunson at this stage. He is skilled for sure and fought well against Whitaker, but he hasn't had a relevant win in a minute and Rockhold hasn't fought for a while himself -- that would've been a nice fight for both men imo
     
  12. Joseph Alfano Yellow Belt

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    The match up would work if Till didnt have his over inflated ranking in the top 10. If he was like 13-15 or unranked id agree with matching him with a returning rockhold to start climbing the ladder.

    But we've gotta do some damage control, imagine Rockhold wins that fight and having both in the top 10 somehow, or if Till wins he will somehow get a ts
     
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