Time For Gus to Return to 205?

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  1. ChinaMMABlog Purple Belt

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    Gustafsson may have had the worst timing of everyone at light heavyweight.
    He had two amazing fights against Jones and Cormier, but was never able to capture the belt.
    Then he went to heavyweight, and clearly that's not gonna work out for him.

    So what about moving back down to 205?
    He already has a win over Jan, and Glover.
    This could be his time, no?
     
  2. superpunch Gold Belt

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    Yeah, he should, but I think he's mentally done with the sport, and just cashing in checks. If that's the case then it won't make a difference. IMO it would have been cool to see him become Uber Gustaffson. I'm still waiting on another 205 lber to pull what Ubereem did. Jones could have been the guy, no -- would have been the guy --, if not for his past failed tests.
     
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  3. shrdgr Yellow Belt

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    He lost to Anthony Smith at LHW lol
    If he wants to come back, he should just (attempt to) crush cans at HW. No guarantee he can even do that though.
     
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  4. dildos Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    Yeah rematch rumble and get knocked out again.

    That would actually be a good fight to test rumble after his time off.
     
  5. BigTruck Black Belt

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    I don't think the corpse of Gus has what it takes to be too 15 anywhere
     
  6. pride_rules Purple Belt

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    him vs struve for a both guys need to retire fight
     
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  7. StM682 Green Belt

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    He 100 percent should with Jones gone.
     
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    33 yrs old and washed up. they don't make'em like they used to.
     
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  9. Abazzdeboom Legend in the making

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    He should but will be stopped.
    Its cristal clear that sadly Gus lost the "eye of the tiger".
    And Jones will never be his Apollo.
     
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  10. Franklin U. Gold Belt

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    If anyone should return, itd be rumble....and hed win belt but hed have one defense- tops- because of his " conor" weakness ( when someone gets his back and feels those limbs slide under neck and ANY type of pressure to jugular- over)
     
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  11. Duck Dodgers I felt a fap

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    I have doubts that he beats Glover or (especially) Jan today. Even when they fought, he wanted no part of Jan’s striking. And Jan is now 3-0 in rematches with guys who previously beat him.
     
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    I’ve been a huge Gus fan since his Octagon debut, but after getting inmate raped by Phil, Jon, Danny, and Humble he has just never been the same, his confidence was shook beyond repair.
     
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    He'd have to rematch Anthony Smith first <Lmaoo>
     
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  14. GoGetSomeFansJon Green Belt

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    Time for Gus to retire
     
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    Agreed with everyone who says he shouldn't. I don't know what happened to Gus's mentality, but he just doesn't have the motivation that he used to. If he were the same Gus that fought Jones in 2013, I have no doubt he could've been the LHW champ, and I'd say his chances would be good at HW, too.
     
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  16. sabretitan Black Belt

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    Funny how people just write guys off, especially with the talent gus has. Remember 5 fights ago, gloverv was supposedly done; mma is different than other sports. I still am ot counting gus out
     
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  17. Linelo Black Belt

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    But who can put him in that position?

    The elite LHW wrestlers have gone and even back then Rumble handled the 2nd tier ones, Davis and Bader, with ease.
     
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    Time to realise he was never actually elite and likely never will be.

    Good, not great.
     
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  19. BigDramaShow26 Brown Belt

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    He couldn't even beat Anthony Smith. I guess his wins vs Glover and Jan look better now. That was years ago now. I feel like MMA has passed him by. There are some killers out there now.
     
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  20. The XL Red Belt

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    Gus was a bad MFer once upon a time, taking Jon and DC in their primes to their absolute limit. He's a shell of his former self, he's mentally checked out and probably should retire. He got stopped by Anthony Smith, who is a solid gatekeeper but nowhere near elite
     
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