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Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by A.S. Deep, Feb 13, 2018.
Also can't forget Whittaker fought with a bum knee for 4 rounds.
I give the slight edge to Whittaker. They may as well book it, no other fight to make imo.
Too bad he wasn’t on a different level than everybody at welterweight...
Easily one of the best fights of 2017.
Can't wait for the rematch honestly.
Incorrect. Lots of fights to make, especially if Whittaker wants to take more time off.
Romero/Gastelum, Romero/Jacare II, Gastelum/Jacare, Weidman/Jacare, Gastelum/Weidman II.
Personally I'd love to see Gastelum/Romero in a title eliminator. Don't care that Gastelum lost to Weidman. Anything to get to Gastelum/Whittaker, which is one of my most anticipated fights in the sport going forward.
"Styles may make fights" but there are such things as Cain vs JDS, where the most likely outcome for a second and third fight does not happen in the first. Thompson may have Knuckles number, but you best believe Vegas would favor Knuckles if they fought today. Bobby and Max are the most improved UFC fighters over the past 3-4 years and there is no way around that.
Whittaker fought almost the whole fight with a bad leg though. I think he even more decisively wins the rematch.
Whiitaker is a fucking beast. Hope he stays MW champ for a long time.
That fight shows how good Whittaker is. Yoel has KO'd everyone, and Whittaker shut him down.
Whittaker 2nd Round KO/TKO in the rematch
Agreed, but Bobby would be favored because he has improved and Thompson is now pushing 40, not because their first fight was a flukey outcome ala Cain/JDS 1
He KOd everyone sans Jacare, who Whittaker KOd.
Dillashaw is up there as well. But he always had what it took, just didn't put it all together...until he did.
how the fuck do you not get taken down by yoel? tossed jacare around like a child w/o getting sub'd and has superb cardio and striking. never witnessed a fighter so skilled in all areas. future champ and legend.
All this while whittaker had a blown out knee. I was there live and that fight was f8cking great.
Didn't Bobby have a leg injury in the 1st or 2nd Rd, making his performance all the more impressive, IMO.
Gastelum vs Romero is a terrible idea.. Gastelum is extremely talented and a fight vs Whittaker would be great on paper but he’s not ready to fight an elite champ
Romero wins you have Gastelum losing 2 in a row and pretty far from a title shot, Gastelum wins Romero’s chances at a title shot are most likely over
Romero Whittaker II makes the most sense, both are super high level guys that have completely crushed the division and the first fight was a great fight
It won FOTN and there is like 10 users in this thread agreeing with TS that it was a great fight.
Logical alone tells me it probably wasn't a snoozefest........
I like how he doesn’t seem to be the most technical striker, but somehow he makes all his skills combine into this great style. The way he can box while moving forward and backwards very fastly is just great combined with how he can defend takedowns or just jumps up right away after being taken down.
Bobby is a class act. Lucky he doesnt have to fight gsp just yet.
More impressive in that fight was the fact that Romero couldn't get any meaningful offense off, because he knew how dangerous Whittaker was the whole time. Definitely a close fight, but who knows what Whittaker might've been able to do with two working legs.