Thiago Santos...good news & bad news

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  1. zxyss25 Brown Belt

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    Good News...Thiago Santos has another high profile fight against Rakic, that with a win could get him back to a possible title shot

    Bad News...It looks like its not til March...why such the long delay? Santos was out for such a long time

    I was hoping to see him back in December or January, and Rakic should be ready as well?

    Now there's a chance the winner of Reyes/Jiri could jump Thiago for the next shot after Glover
     
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  2. Blanqa Blanqua Sherdog God Belt

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    Because it’s party season bruh
     
  3. cade187 I'm not a part of your system.

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    I feel like that loss set him back quite a bit in terms of a title shot. Even if he wins this fight impressively he needs another 1-2 wins before we should even be talking about him for another title shot.
     
  4. Kvothe_the_kingkiller Brown Belt

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    Too good an opponent too fast.

    He should have started with Weidman or something, got his sea legs back before taking on killers.
     
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  5. mjfan23 Silver Belt

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    He took a beating and might be on a month or two of a medical suspension maybe that’s why
     
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  6. Kvothe_the_kingkiller Brown Belt

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    “Hoping to see him back in Dec” is unrealistic. TS should be thrilled someone of his caliber is fighting twice in 4 months. It’s rare anymore.
     
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  7. DarthChen731 Gold Belt

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    You want Santos to have a 1 month layoff after his entire knee tore and then he came back and got whooped?
     
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    he got beat up by a 40 year old and showed no grappling whatsoever. i agree with you
     
  9. Sweater of AV Gold Belt

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    Guy signed for his next fight against another good opponent less than a week after losing. I don't think you should be disappointed, especially considering how hard it is to get highly ranked fighters to face each other.
     
  10. IDGETKTFO White Belt

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    Dude just lost to old man Glover and you are talking about a Title shot. GTFO!
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    A 5 month layoff after double knee surgery and getting choked out is a long delay? GTFO
     
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    Not sure why it's in March, that's a long time for booking even in non-covid times.

    Jiri beating Reyes should get him a title shot, but it's also gonna be a 3 fight skid for Dom.
    Same would go with Rakic and Santos, but Jiri should be first in line


    He didn't get choked out. What are you talking about? He can come back quick, and probably wants to.
     
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    I think Teh Chris went back down to MW
     
  14. realdmone1 Green Belt

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    seems like santos just took a fight he could have got months later. he was upset and wanted a quick turn around and acted crazy im guessing.
     
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    first off rakic s going to destroy him, younger stronger a beast, next reyes lost, so if rakic wins he's next after glover.jiri has 1 ufc fight and fought a bunch of middleweights in rizin lol so not yet.next if you don't know santos just fought , and reyes fight is 5 months since his last fight when it hits february ...so it will be 4 months for sanotos to get ready...man you guys making these threads ,think before you post.
     
  16. 10mm Staring at the sun.

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    Rakic is more of a striker, so he should be fine. Two knee replacements or whatever he had takes time. One year with both knees is pushing it. Wrestling can destroy the knees, so im guessing he didn't train mush wrestling for Glover. Just got too tired.
     
  17. Dick #TeamGaethje Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    I want to see Santos at HW.
     
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  18. RicardinhoPT Brown Belt

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    A fight every 4/5 months, I don't see anything wrong with that

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  19. zxyss25 Brown Belt

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    UMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM...he was out 15 months after his double knee surgery, and his Glover match was already postponed 2 months due to CoVid
     
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    I used to say that as well. I worry how his knee would handle the extra weight though
     

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