What's Brendan Schaub's ceiling as a fighter?

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  1. Timeghoul

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    He's a guy with a lot of tools. Extremely athletic, very good cardio, power in his hands, good jiu jitsu, and yet he's not even top 10. Obviously his major weak point is his chin. He also doesn't seem to be the smartest fighter around. Still, he doesn't have a ton of fights and he has a lot of things to work with, so where might his career end up in a few years?
     
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    sky is the limit

    he'd fucking shutdown the sun if gravity would let him
     
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    he's shut down the ceiling if it tried to stop him
     
  5. Rondas bf is his biggest accomplishment
     
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    75% of Werdum's full potential
     
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    Eh, at least he is relatively young compared to the rest of the division and has shown willingness to improve. i'm not overly impressed with him though to be honest.
     
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    LOL he's already peaked. lol @ discussing the ceiling of someone like schaub
     
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    He could go to the top.

    A speciman, who's young and willing to learn. Recipe for success in the HW division. His chin is only shit if you're a moron that realizes chins quickly have no relevance in the HW division aside from a few exceptions
     
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    AT BEST:

    He'll narrowly win his next 2 fights, Arlovski & Hunt/Nelson winner.

    He'll fight for the title, shut down the champ and get a draw. No rematch, however, unlike Edgar Maynard.
     
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    I'd give him a B+ potential as a fighter . Chin is glass, but he is a heavyweight; guys hit fucking hard . Real good wrestler, natural athlete he would do better if he could ever cut to 205. I think he's about 235 . But I'm sure that will not happen. Brendan needs the right fights to fall in his lap I think Arlovski is a good fight for him. Hopefully he can out strike him and use takedowns if he has to
     
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    When you mention ceiling and Schaub in the same sentence, I can only assume and picture him staring up at the ceiling after being KO'ed.
     
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    If what he said on Joe Rogan's podcast is true, I doubt he could make 205. He said he was 252 and he didn't look out of shape. He said he doesn't eat very much the week of the fight due to nerves and thus ends up weighing in low.
     
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    He can't take a big shot. I don't believe he will be around too long
     
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    I aint never seen him improve in any fights. At 31 years old, I think he will be around about another 5 years but that's just because HW rarely sees any new talent to take the old ones place.
     
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