What’s next for Sodiq Yussuf?

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  1. Zebra Cheeks 2Cheeks Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Following his dominant win over Andre Filli, Yussuf has been moved to rank #14 in the UFC Featherweight rankings. He dominated the first two rounds, but did unfortunately coast to a decision victory. Right now he’s got quite a few options. I think pairing up with Calvin Kattar isn’t a bad idea since Jeremy Stephens pulled out of that fight.

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    How far do you think Yussuf can go? Does he have top 5 potential? Championship? Let me know what you think.
     
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  2. CalvilloRay Brown Belt

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    Emmett and then top 10
     
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    Not yet top5. Guys like Bektic, Dan ige etc are for now, still better
     
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    Vs Michael Johnson?
     
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    A lot of good fights for him there.

    Kattar, Emmett, Stephens all sound good to me.
     
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    I ve never heard of him,, if it was years ago i d know but now days only watch some main events
     
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    Not quite sold on Yusuff yet. Didn't love the Fili fight. Don't really think he did enough to warrant a big step up. Feel like even a guy like Bektic, who is lower top-15, would make Yusuff pay.
    I think give him at least one more fight outside the top-15 before stepping up in competition. Maybe even two fights to give him more time to develop skill and experience.
     
  8. Sickbro69420 Blue Belt

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    Agree.
     
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    First a guy ranked 10 or under, then he can attack the top of the division. My thoughts only.
     
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    Give him a ranked wrestler
     
  11. kevinramsdell Brown Belt

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    I like Yussuf but that performance was far from dominant as you claim.

     
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    Might be time for a veteran contender litmus test. Jeremy Stephens or Cub Swanson.
     
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    Should fight Mirsad Bektic
     
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  16. Zebra Cheeks 2Cheeks Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    I think two is excessive. Filli is a legit guy it’s not like he just bounced a scrub. I think you have to go fight-by-fight and see how quick to develop him, but I understand the logic of not giving him a ranked opponent yet
     
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