Zabit's call-out of Chad Mendes

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  1. Karnage187 Green Belt

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    Ballsy or smart? What do you think?
     
  2. Dark Individual GOAT of all GOATS Banned

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    Smart. He can get a title shot if he beats Mendes. I hope Mendes accepts the challenge.
     
  3. SpeakWithYourFists Yellow Belt

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    I hope Mendes twists him into a pretzel.
     
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  4. Thad Castle v2 Brown Belt

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    im down Mendes should send his ass to the LW division
     
  5. Kenny Powerth Jean Belt (Jelt)

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    Mendes is #5, Zabit is #15 and won over an unranked opponent. So smart, yes, but will he get the fight? Why would Chad take that?a W won’t guarantee him a TS.

    Mendes needs to fight Mocaino.

    I’m still not totally sold on Zabit, not hating, just being honest.
     
  6. SCTwins Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    Zabit has good grappling. His stand-up is flashy but not nearly as effective as everyone was hoping.

    He looks more and more human every fight to me. I dont think they should rush him into elite competition.
     
  7. DopeZach Green Belt

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    I think Zabit beats him
     
  8. ViD Purple Belt

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    dude, be honest - are you retarded?
     
  9. Karnage187 Green Belt

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    How is he boring??

    I agree he seems to have an inhuman lack of power at times, but he makes up for it with an abundance of technique. I haven't seen a boring Zabit fight yet (out of 3).
     
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    Chad knocks zabit out. Chad closes distance like Woodley.
     
  11. ewww21 Purple Belt

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    He was getting picked apart on the feet once his striking was exposed. Fundamentals won over his flashy shit.

    But his grappling is something I'd expect of a Dagestani, so if he gets washed standing, he can for sure rely on that to make the fight more competitive.

    That being said, he's literally half a foot taller. He should be fighting the Yair imo. Yair has the jits, height, and standup to pose a fair threat.

    Zabit also looks like he tends to be too loose and gassed in the Bochniak fight. He gets baited into exchanges. He'd get iced by the killers of 145.
     
  12. Mysterio Banned Banned

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    Zabit may pose some problems with his unique skillset but Mendes likely starches him.
     
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    Mendes by body punch stoppage.
     
  14. IloveTHIS Humble Narcissist

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    Another guy trying to follow the Conor path to success.

    Step 1: Make a huge UFC entrance and gain a lot of hype
    Step 2: Win another fight and gain huge momentum
    Step 3: Knock out Chad Mendes for title shot
    Step 4: Win Title Shot


    Zabit should fuck up Chad BAD at range.
     
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  15. Mysterio Banned Banned

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    Chad is really good at getting inside with his Tyson-esque feints.
     
  16. ANIM4L Brown Belt

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    solid call out. it will establish his place in the pecking order.
     
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    I don't know if he's ready for Mendes yet. He won in impressive fashion, but was looking lackluster most of the fight. He might be able to pull it off, but I think he'd get Yair'd if he fought Frankie and isn't ready for Ortega/Holloway winner yet.
     
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    Lol the UFC brass never learn. Zabit has fought two cans. Give him a Top 10 guy before giving him one of the Top 5 FWs in the division who looked stunning in his last fight. It only takes one loss for the hype train to be derailed.
     
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    We are talking about the same fighter that pretty much just took the 1st round off and came out and tapped out his opponent like nothing, right?
     
  20. AndrewGolota48 Silver Belt

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    I would like to see him fight Cub. Cub is coming off losses but is still ranked higher and is a staple of the division and true test before leaping to Mendes. And most importantly it is a fantastic style clash.
     

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