What defines a gatekeeper? Sherdoggers think too much about matchups without realizing that a gatekeeper will always be a gatekeeper. Stephens for example was never a top tier fighter but he put together a good streak of wins so was favored against Aldo who had lost a few recently. I even bet on him. But elite fighters like Aldo will always beat gatekeepers like Stephens. In thinking too much I convinced myself that Stephens had a chance against Aldo. Of course Aldo was going to win but hindsight is 20/20. Let's try not to be politically correct and objectively establish who the gatekeepers are of the UFC who will always be gatekeepers. Is a gatekeeper an elite fighter who can't reach the top? Or someone who has a 50/50 record? Would someone like Yancy Medeiros fit the definition more? Or someone like Cowboy Cerrone who's had a few shots at the title? It's easier for someone who watches casually to define a gatekeeper without reading all the forum comments than it is for us who are on here all the time. Ask a casual fan if Stephens is a gatekeeper, they will say yes. Ask a sherdogger and he will talk about how he's won his last 3 fights and how Aldo has lost his last two. Basically I think Sherdoggers overthink MMA and matchups where to a casual the choice would be clear.