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1/20/13 7:26 AM
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Are these the gatekeepers of their divisions?
1/20/13 7:28 AM
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Maybe

But you can't deny that two of them are former champs
1/20/13 7:37 AM
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Tilla - Are these the gatekeepers of their divisions?
When two are former champions , guess you've only been watching mma for last year

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No, I've been watching MMA for many years. But when you bring over the best from another promotion, and feed them to Mir (Cormier) and Griffin (Shogun) you kinda get my point.
1/20/13 7:42 AM
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But Shogun lost to Forrest then won the title late. Not a good gate. Phone Post
1/20/13 9:01 AM
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maq102192 - How is Bisping a gatekeeper? He is still top 5 in the division. Phone Post
This. Phone Post
1/20/13 9:03 AM
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OP has a point.

Sorta.

1/20/13 10:36 AM
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Tilla - Are these the gatekeepers of their divisions?
When two are former champions , guess you've only been watching mma for last year

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Not that I necessarily agree with OP, but former glory doesn't really matter today. As they say, you're only as good as your last fight.

Tim Sylvia can't even get into the gate.

I think Kongo is the best example of gatekeeper, at least in the HW division. Phone Post
1/20/13 11:45 AM
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Bisping is still a top contender so......no. Phone Post
1/20/13 11:51 AM
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I think Bisping is an awful example, still a high level MW. And Mir's most recent fight was a title shit haha doesn't seem like gatekeeper status to me, I would call a guy like Vladimir Matyushenko more gatekeeper level, everyone OP mentions fights are above gatekeeper.
1/20/13 11:53 AM
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For a while Kampmann was the welterweight welcoming committee. If I'm not mistaken he was the debut fight for Shields, Condit, and Daley.
1/20/13 12:02 PM
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1/20/13 12:04 PM
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How is Bisping still top 5?... Didn't he lose his last fight?

OH WAIT THAT'S RIGHT, he did. He's maybe top 10. Definitely not top 5. Phone Post
1/20/13 12:34 PM
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backfist_barnesy - I think Bisping is an awful example, still a high level MW. And Mir's most recent fight was a title shit haha doesn't seem like gatekeeper status to me, I would call a guy like Vladimir Matyushenko more gatekeeper level, everyone OP mentions fights are above gatekeeper.
I don't think you or the OP understand what a gatekeeper is. The gatekeeper is the guy who is at top level but will never hold a belt.

Bisping is a gatekeeper.

Griffin is not top level.

Mir I can see taking the HW belt again some day as long as the champ isn't JDS. And I don't see JDS getting through Cain. Phone Post
1/20/13 12:58 PM
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bisping has never won a fight vs a top 10 fighter.
he's lost to a few though.

1/20/13 1:10 PM
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Outlaw'd by Lytle -  Bisping is still a top contender so......no. Phone Post

Not right now. He is 0-3 in fights to get a title shot.


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