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Wonderboy has nothing left to prove to be a contender in the eyes of the fans

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by 13Seconds, Feb 25, 2021.

  1. 13Seconds Silver Belt

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    At age 38, if he doesn't get a titleshot ASAP, we'll only be watching his decline and wonder what could've been.

    He's in a division where the top guys don't want to fight eachother, yet he's fighting tough competition and giving us bangers.
    He dug so deep in his fight with Geoff Neal, to have a battered face and torn quad going into the fifth, and still dominating.
    He's 38 and still taking out future contenders.

    Fans will cite his losses (all but one were very close decisions) and for some reason they're ready for Colby (who got brutalized and finished by Usman) to get a second titleshot after a single win over a completely checked out Woodley.

    You all should be outraged that the UFC would pass him up for Masvidal or Covington.
     
  2. svmr_db Purple Belt

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    He got KO'D by Pettis and then beat 2 non top 10 guys, the least he should do is beat one top guy before he gets a title shot. Maybe Chiesa or Burns.
     
  3. genecop Gold Belt

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    Not outraged about much of anything to be honest, but I’m a fan of WB..
     
  4. Hart Break Kick 97 Black Belt Platinum Member

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    He beat 2 really good up and coming prospects that were on 6 and 7 fight win streaks. Not to mention he was on the end of 2 bad decision losses to Woodley & Till.
     
  5. TheMessiah Brown Belt

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    What he could've been? He had his chance for the title twice and turned into a point fighter, im glad he didn't get rewarded
     
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  6. Morning Star Silver Belt Platinum Member

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    He needs 1 more win. Burns, Edwards, Chiesa, Colby would all get it done IMO.
     
  7. Masturbin Porn Addict

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    He can get a title shot if he beats one of the top guys: Leon,Colby,Gilbert,Chiesa, (Khamzat)
     
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    Sadly he’s going to be aging out of his prime while trying to get that top 5 win he needs to leverage a TS, Welterweight contenders seemingly stifle any movement in the top of the division with cherrypicked matchmaking... especially with WB, he’s treated like a chronic carrier of the COVID
     
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    Vitualy identical
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  10. 13Seconds Silver Belt

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    A win over Luque is better than a win over Woodley in this day and age. You bring up his loss to Pettis but what about his wins?

    He made Masvidal look like he didn't belong. KO'd Whittaker and Hendricks (when he was still good) in the first round.
     
  11. AmericanMMA Brown Belt

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    This. Giving him a shot now makes no sense to me.

    Plus its not like he never had a title shot. When he deserved one, he got one. Got two shots at it in reality.
     
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  12. Mammothman Gold Belt

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    I say give him a TS, we have had worse TS in recent times and we also know how legit WB is.

    Considering he isn't getting any younger a TS right now seems to be very reasonable for me
     
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  13. 13Seconds Silver Belt

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    Who should get the next shot then in your opinion?
     
  14. sampuncher Red Belt

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    I'm not suprised Mas is getting a shot because it's the UFC and I'm not suprised they're doing a rematch of a PPV fight that did over 1m buys. I don't think it's fair but I'm not suprised motherfuckers.

    However if we're talking about who deserves shots more, based on ranked wins and streak, Leon or Chiesa. Both beat higher ranked guys than WB has on this current streak since being KO'd by Pettis. Granted he beat solid names before that fight but the fact is, he got KO'd by a LW Pettis, we can't just ignore that happened, like every fighter, you go back and start again.

    I wouldn't be against Wonderboy in a title eliminator but he shouldn't get a title shot just because he's near retirement and this could be his last shot.

    People want Wonderboy to get a title shot because he's a nice guy and that's pretty much it whereas a less popular fighter like Leon is on a 8 fight streak and people still want to say he needs another win. Yeah, Usman beat him but it was like 7 years ago, they're both very different fighters than they were back then, if a guy has to fight 9 times to get a title shot still somethings wrong, we were all shouting from the rooftops that Max and Tony deserved title shots when they were on 8 fight streaks, why is it any different for Leon? He's very easily the next logical challenger for me.
     
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  15. HatKick Purple Belt

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    I agree. He's not the ideal title challenger, but the situation is special. Usman has already cleared the other top guys and WB is very close to the end of his career. It just makes so much sense to give him a title shot "while the iron is still hot".

    At the same time I get why a lot of people are opposed to it. Ideally he should beat someone in the top 5, but like I said, the situation is special.

    I'll admit though, if Leon wins his next fight, you can't deny him the next shot. But Colby and Masvidal? Gtfoh
     
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    how about Wonderboy vs Gilbert Burns 2 if Wonderboy wins he gets a shot
     
  17. Doughie99 Silver Belt

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    Well I would HOPE that after the Masvidal vs Usman fight (which seems likely to happen now) that Wonderboy is given one more title-shot.

    He has been good to te UFC - he represents it well, he takes fights when he's offered them and he is getting older, so I can see the UFC giving him one more title-shot in 2021. I'm a fan of his, he is skillful and talented and respectful and just seems like an all-around top guy.
     
  18. Redfish Brown Belt

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    Hes better now than he ever was. Almost perfect balance between attack and defence. I think he's got what it takes to best Usman.
     
  19. oldschoolmmafan PEOPLE=SHIT

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    He doesn't beat either IMO.
     
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  20. Egészségére! Brown Belt

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    I like him and wouldn’t mind seeing it either but honestly

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