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News Top Prospect Damir Ismagulov has curtain jerker duties?

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by Rebel_LioN, May 17, 2021.

  1. Rebel_LioN Silver Belt

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    What gives? Dude is 19-1 and can do it all. Solid fundamental, mixed with good wrestling, and mixes in spinning attacks and flying off the cage. He’s also a showman.

    https://m.sherdog.com/fighter/Damir-Ismagulov-181183

    Sometimes I wonder who actually sets up the bout orders and if they know what they’re doing.
     
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    "He's super technical" - Joe Rogan
     
  3. Thesnake101 Think about it, it worth it.

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    2 of his 3 fights so far were curtain jerkers. Suffice to say the UFC wants him there for the time being.

    And he's been out for enough time that a guy he beat is facing a top 10 guy.
     
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    He has a win over Thiago Moises, who's fighting Islam next.
     
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    This guy is one of the top 10 LWs in the world, if not top 5

    Next level skills and great frame for the division
     
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    LMAOOOOO top 5

    Hes not even top 5 among unranked LWs

    hes good but hes another Rashid. Technical fighter, high floor low ceiling. He will never sniff top 5
     
  7. Surveillance State Orange Belt

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    The new Leonardo Santos. After Damir's upcoming fight, we won't see him again until 2024.
     
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    No Dana White privilege
     
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    That’s the prime slot on the card. You know when and how hard to warm up, you don’t have to see a parade or winners and losers coming back stage, and you get to shower, change, grab a drink and watch the rest of the card.
     
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    I'm assuming it's to keep the his fight as closest to prime time as possible in Kazakstan/Russia?

    Anyways this guy is awesome, anyone know why he hasn't fought in so long? Looks like he has all the skills to be a potential champ, I believe the hype.
     
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    He was supposed to fight last weekend but some shit happened.
     
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    Yeah, I was excited about him after his debut 3 years ago but he never fights and he is already 31. No way he ever reaches top 5 being so inactive, another Islam Makachev.

    Moises is already fighting a top 10. Reminds me of Khabib. He beat RDA and then RDA went on to become a champion while Khabib was undefeated but nowhere close to a belt because of how inactive he was. Yeah, I know, injuries, whatever. But he is already much older than Khabib and Islam to be in this position
     
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    You have an excellent memory, TS. Damir hasn't fought in 2 years. If his best trick is a disappearing act, maybe he should be less of a showman.
     
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    Ismagulov fought 3 times in UFC in less than a 9 months and I think he was posting on social media last summer how he was learning how to walk again.
    Makhachev -- withdrew from the fight because he suddenly decided to go to a pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia and was it him or Tukhugov who said "I will not take any fights in 4-5-6 months because I am preparing for my (Makhachev's) marriage"?
     

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