What makes you think Gaethje is a worst stylistic matchup than Cowboy for Conor?

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  1. sonofjay817

    sonofjay817 Brown Belt

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    I dunno. Its probably not about rewarding Gaethje as much as its about riding the Conor money train as long as possible and that means he needs to win.
     
  2. deman

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    Why on Earth would they have him immediately rematch with Khabib then? If they wanted to ride the money train they'd have him fight Gaethje, then Khabib. Gaethje is a good honest fighter but that's about it, & the competition he's beaten is way below McGregor
     
  3. I am your real dad

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    He is not.

    Gaethje is just the new train the casual haters jumped on.

    They have no idea that Gaethje was kod by two guys that Conor already kod.
     
  4. sonofjay817

    sonofjay817 Brown Belt

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    Sorry, I must have assumed wrongly what your point is because now I realize that we're in agreement. Gaethje is the much safer fight IMO.
     
  5. ulysse

    ulysse Life is tough ; Life is good

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    If Gaethje is a Journeyman, everyone is a journeyman except the champion ?
     
  6. laleggenda27

    laleggenda27 Brown Belt

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    You do realize that Justin walked through Cowboy 4 months ago, right? And that Cowboy has lost 7 out of his last 11 fights? And that he's been finished inside of 2 rounds in 5 of his last 11 fights? And that his best win in the last 5 years is against Iaquinta (I love Ragin Al, but he's a mid-level fighter)?
     
  7. deman

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    Seems that way, yeah. I mean, if he's better than that, then what is McGregor?

    Hell, even Khabib is kind of "all hype" when u think about it. He fought Iaquinta for the title & his best win is McGregor ffs. Who can be impressed by that, right?
     
  8. Ironnik94

    Ironnik94 Seek & Destroy Belt

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    I'd say that Gaethje has more power though, but on paper, Conor doesn't match up to bad agains him, that's probably true.
     
  9. Safton

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    People like to use "journeyman" to denigrate any fighter that isn't a champion or all-time great in their eyes. It's like they forget that gatekeepers and contenders are a thing, too.

    Gaethje is demonstrably not a rando journeyman at 155 at this point by any estimation.
     
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  10. Doughie99

    Doughie99 Brown Belt

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    you asked a question and I gave my answers. That's it.
    - Just my views on the subject matter.
     
  11. Human Bass

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    Just the fact that Gaethje isnt ultra worn out by a super long career already makes him a much better opponent.
     
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  12. Dbreiden83080

    Dbreiden83080 Danger Zone

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    2 guys that finished him..
     
  13. aldeniro78

    aldeniro78 Who cares

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    There's a reason Conor fought the guy Justin knocked out and not Justin himself. Because he's a big pussy.
     
  14. Myrddin Wild

    Myrddin Wild Lets enjoy our time together!

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    MMAth sayz otherwise.

    Conor knocked out both guys who knocked him out.

    /thread
     
  15. ejazahmednit

    ejazahmednit Brown Belt

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    He is not a bad matchup for Conor but he is in his prime compared to cowbro
     
  16. Mr Fahrenheit

    Mr Fahrenheit Purple Belt

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    Agree. And I think a lot of people are being prisoners of the moment right now. Yes, Conor has the power to blast people outta there quickly. But plenty of guys have made it through the first round.

    Gaethje “gets hit too much” when he doesn’t give a shit about defense. When he’s disciplined he’s not abnormally hittable at all. And he makes all his shots count. Even if Donald survived the first round Conor would still be the favorite. If Gaethje survives the first round (and isn’t saved by the bell or anything) Conor will be in trouble.
     
  17. Mohawk Banditó

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    Gathjes tendency to get hit and wobbled rivals even Cowboys. He's a completely winnable fight for Conor and the higher ranked guy who already knocked out Cowboy, which is precisely why Conor should have fought and beat him so we could just hurry up and get Dana's inevitable wet dream of a rematch to happen sooner, so Conor can get demolished again.
     
  18. Medulla Omoplata

    Medulla Omoplata Mayberry Comptroller

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    Gaethje has a chin, that alone counts for a lot.
     
  19. mikesparrow

    mikesparrow Purple Belt

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    Have you ever seen Gaethje not fight? Cowboy went in there and decided he isn't gona fight. Didn't throw a punch, just leaned on Conor's shoulder. No chance Gaethje will fight like that..
     
  20. mmadeewana

    mmadeewana Yellow Belt

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    I fail to believe Justin is that much of a nightmare for Khabib as well,he would gas out after defending a couple of takedowns and scrambles,he hasnt used his wrestling in a while and he would have trouble against khabib. He is a bad matchup for Tony.
     

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