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Who are the UFC's ultimate gate keepers?

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  1. Sherwolf Blue Belt

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    Guys who are solid af, but the likelihood of them becoming champ is slim to none.

    Here are my current top keepers by weight division:

    • JDS
    • Gus
    • A. Spider
    • A. Pettis
    • D. Cerrone
    • C. Swanson
    • J. Dodson
    • WMMA
    • Zingano
    • Gadelha
    The main factor to your choice has to be they are top of the heap but will lose to a top contender every time when it's a title shot eliminator fight.

    Who's the p4p GOAT keeper?

    My pick:

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  2. Yacob Bill Joe Sanders can kiss my wrinkly nutsack

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  3. Fishmonger All Your Base Are Belong to Us

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  4. wilKO Green, White & Gold belt

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    You just named 3 UFC champions. 2 of which are some of the best champions in MMA history. I don't think you can be included in a "best gatekeeper" thread when you have been champion.
     
  5. Deadwing88 The Holy Drinker.

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    Barboza.
     
  6. Bubba Kid Green Belt

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    Most people you listed are contenders ir former challengers.
     
  7. Th3Sav4ge "ON CHRISTMAS?!?!"

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    leben. lauzon. tibau. thiago tavares. Guida. struve. ross pearson.

    Guida is the best imo because he worked him self to title eliminators and arguably should have had his titile shot when he beat pettis
     
  8. GiSP Canada or USA. I’m an International Man of Misery Banned

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    3 ex-champs in gatekeeper thread...

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  9. jsbx45 Black Belt

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    Lauzon, Miller, Misvidal, Rivera*, M. Johnson, Barboza, Cerrone as you mentioned . Bad mofo's that can't quite reach the Gold. Damn, LW is a tough division.

    *- Rivera has a chance with the BW shakup I suppose.
     
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    Anderson Silva a gatekeeper...

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  11. SpoonDogg Green Belt

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    Until he gets a title shot. Jacare.
     
  12. DOMMA Brown Belt

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    An epic fail indeed
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  13. BRaVo cHoKe Brown Belt

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    Gotta shout out to Chris Leben as one of the premier gatekeepers of his time.

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    HW: Overeem, Derrik Lewis
    LHW: Manuwa
    MW: Gastelum
    WW: Wonderboy, Magny
    LW: Barboza, Cerrone
    FW: Jeremy Stephens, Cub Swanson
     
  15. PrepareForGlory Green Belt

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    The best gatekeeper is Jeremy Stephens. He's 15-15 in the UFC.

    If you can beat him, you're elite. (losses to Zabit, Jose, Moicano, Edgar, Holloway, Swanson, Oliviera, Cerrone, Pettis, prime Tibau, prime Guillard)

    If you can't beat him, you aren't ready for the big boys yet.

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  16. Number 8 Brown Belt

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    Cerrone p4p best gatekeeper.
     
  17. Egészségére! Brown Belt

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    if he fought 3x a year the answer would be Conor
     
  18. Joe Myers Orange Belt

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    Half the athletes you mentioned are former title challengers, not gatekeepers.

    Perfect example of a gatekeeper is Chris Leben. Exciting, well liked fighter who never managed to break through to the elite. Also see Evan Dunham, Aaron Riley, etc.
     
  19. WhoWalksWithFergus Orange Belt

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    Uriah Hall and Jeremy Stephens. For me a gatekeeper is the guy you have to beat to move up in the division, but who's never going to do anything himself. Cub Swanson is another good example. I think Stephens is the ultimate though, he's has like 30 ufc fights and he's never fought for a title, that's got to be a record.
     
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