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Was Gaethje Underrated?

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kaiguy99
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05.10.2020 | 3:08 AM ET

Predictions: 10 of 11 Winners, 4 Perfect, 670 Points   |   Tied for 18th with 3 others

I've been calling this one since the beginning of the fight announcement, but damn not even I imagined it would be so one-sided. Gaethje learned to be more patient after the loss to Porier. He has been amazing since, rewatch his last fights if you don't believe me. Now that people have noticed, put some respect on this man's name!! Stop writing him off, patient Gaethje is on another level. Love u too Tony, he truly deserved the title shot :(
UFC 249
  • Saturday 05.09.2020 at 10:00 PM ET
  • U.S. Broadcast: Pay Per View | Prelims: ESPN
  • Promotion: Ultimate Fighting Championship
  • Ownership: WME-IMG
  • Venue: VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena
  • Location: Jacksonville, Florida, United States
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • TV Announcers: Jon Anik, Joe Rogan, Daniel Cormier
  • Ring Announcer: Bruce Buffer
  • Post-Fight Interviews: Joe Rogan
  • PPV Buys / Buyrate: 700,000 | TV Ratings: 1.47M avg. viewers (ESPN prelims, 1.59M peak)
  • MMA Bouts: 11
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Bout   Info
Justin Gaethje   defeats   Tony Ferguson   via KO/TKO, Punches   3:39 Round 5 of 5, 23:39 Total Bout Page
Henry Cejudo   defeats   Dominick Cruz   via KO/TKO, Knee and Punches   4:58 Round 2 of 5, 9:58 Total Bout Page
Francis N'Gannou   defeats   Jairzinho Rozenstruik   via KO/TKO, Punches   0:20 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Calvin Kattar   defeats   Jeremy Stephens   via KO/TKO, Elbows to Ground and Pound   2:42 Round 2 of 3, 7:42 Total Bout Page
Greg Hardy   defeats   Yorgan De Castro   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Anthony Pettis   defeats   Donald Cerrone   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Alexey Oleinik   defeats   Fabrício Werdum   via Decision, Split   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Carla Esparza   defeats   Michelle Waterson   via Decision, Split   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Vicente Luque   defeats   Niko Price   via KO/TKO, Doctor Stoppage (Eye Injury)   3:37 Round 3 of 3, 13:37 Total Bout Page
Bryce Mitchell   defeats   Charles Rosa   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Ryan Spann   defeats   Sam Alvey   via Decision, Split   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page

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ImperatorFishrat
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05.10.2020 | 2:32 PM ET

Predictions: 9 of 11 Winners, 2 Perfect, 555 Points   |   Tied for 247th

Not underrated, people just weren't paying attention to his evolution into a refined, measured technical striker. Most people still had him pegged as a wild, violent slugger.

"A forest is not a field of trees."

Spudgreg
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05.11.2020 | 2:05 PM ET

Predictions: 9 of 11 Winners, 3 Perfect, 585 Points   |   Tied for 139th

Partly that but Ferguson is very overrated as well. He’s been in trouble in most of his fights. All it takes is someone that hits harder and can somewhat keep up with him
kaiguy99
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05.12.2020 | 9:45 PM ET

Predictions: 10 of 11 Winners, 4 Perfect, 670 Points   |   Tied for 18th with 3 others

yes that is definitely right. Just blows my mind more people couldn't have predicted it ahead of time
Joshjeffords
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05.13.2020 | 2:40 PM ET

Predictions: 1 of 8 Winners, 0 Perfect, 65 Points   |   Tied for 3501st

Nope neither originally Gaethje was over hyped he had trouble then beat johnson.
More hyped odd as he was very lucky there, when he hit top level comp he got worked.
Eddie former champ and longtime contender taught him a lesson in gameplanning.
He was taught a lesson in overconfidence and boxing with dusti again kod.
Really tony had an off night period, he could have won just didnt have a good plan or failed to execute.
Nate Diaz best qoute "It's a fight" with little gloves anyone can get kod.
If the knockdown in round 2 was 10 seconds earlier and tony grabbed that neck this post would read different.
In closing huge props to Gaethje his hands looked great and his gameplan was about as good as it could be.
PS if you think these fight would go same way ran back you are completely wrong.
 

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rappinpapsoda
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05.13.2020 | 3:27 PM ET

Predictions: 8 of 11 Winners, 3 Perfect, 515 Points   |   Tied for 505th

he has improved.  he was patient and showed what striking skills he really has.

"The only thing predictable about MMA is that it is unpredictable."

freemoneyforall
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05.13.2020 | 4:44 PM ET

Predictions: 7 of 11 Winners, 2 Perfect, 440 Points   |   Tied for 1334th

I wouldn't say he's improved but he's definitely more patient.

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loudenSwain
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05.13.2020 | 5:01 PM ET

Predictions: 0 of 0 Winners, 0 Perfect, 0 Points   |   Tied for 3531st

Would you say he’s improved because of his developing of patience?

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freemoneyforall
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05.13.2020 | 5:41 PM ET

Predictions: 7 of 11 Winners, 2 Perfect, 440 Points   |   Tied for 1334th

Yes. Fair enough. But I still feel gaethje is an extremely one dimensional fighter. And aside from one uppercut Gaethje got off easy against an el cu'cuy who I believe was not at his best due to the double weight cut. 

"If anymore words come pouring out of your **** mouth I'm gonna have to eat every chicken in this room."

JinKick
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05.15.2020 | 1:37 AM ET

I think it was difficult to tell, because we never really saw him past the first round after his loss to Poirier.
buffalo ben
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05.16.2020 | 2:45 PM ET

Predictions: 5 of 11 Winners, 1 Perfect, 275 Points   |   Tied for 3055th

No he was not. The gameplan and patience that we saw against Ferguson were totally new. He has evolved. 

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