Poirier: Justin Gaethje doesn’t have a ‘sustainable’ fighting style

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  1. Wild

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    Justin Gaethje comes at you at 100 mph and doesn’t let up. But does the top-eight ranked UFC lightweight contender have enough gas in the tank to climb the championship ladder, or has he already accumulated too much mileage over the course of his frenetic career?

    Surging lightweight contender Dustin Poirier, who collides with Gaethje in this Saturday’s UFC on FOX 29 main event, believes his opponent is setting himself up for an early retirement if he doesn’t add some strategy to his game.

    ‘The Diamond’ admires Gaethje’s balls to the wall fighting style but thinks the Arizona native would be wise to switch things up once in a while and adopt a more conservative approach.

    “It’s not (a sustainable style), and I…


    Dustin Poirier: Justin Gaethje doesn’t have a ‘sustainable’ fighting style
     
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    Watched an interview with Gaethje yesterday and he said he plans to use his wrestling more, or at least the threat of it. We shall see.
     
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    translated...I am in for a war

    this guys style sucks to fight against
     
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    My non-expert opinion is that getting hit less would benefit Justin.
     
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    I like his style and you go with what got you to the game
     
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    I think justin has already stated that his style isnt suited for a nice retirement. But being a savage like that is loved
     
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    He has good ground and pound too
     
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    He is correct. That type of style, once cracked, tends to fold easily.
    See Chris Leben, Diego Sanchez, etc.
     
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    Gaethje fights like I fuck: exciting, satisfying, and not sustainable.
     
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    ^^^ I formally request a "T.M.I." rating function ^^^ ;)

    I also like the way he fights; never a dull moment, or
    lack of effort . About that retirement...ask Jerry Quarry .
    If he can still speak (I don't even know if he's still alive,
    actually) he'd tell us that it might not be worth it . All
    those blows to the head , I mean. But that doesn't seem
    to come up much, so I won't belabor the point :cool:.
     
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    your writing style is quite different...its like a column in a newspaper

    You used to be a reporter huh?
     
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    Nah... I'm just making up for when I was a screwed up kid that
    could barely utter one coherent sentence without curling up
    into a ball of overly self-conscious goo . Also, something happened
    to my brain back then from all the drugs and alcohol . It got bent,
    and after I regained my senses (rehab in 1988) things were different.
    Maybe I finally had something interesting to say , or became sane
    enough to function in a seemingly normal way.


    Plus, you hang around enough, you see some stuff, things percolate
    in your head , you type enough stupid crap , some of it comes out
    good . (short answer ;))

    oh yeah.... no, I've always worked in either jewelry manufacturing or
    toolmaking (for jewelers and metal artists)
     
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    OK lol I only meant how your sentences only go halfway across the page....most sentences go all the way across the screen....you must be hitting return more often...reminded me of newspaper

    Don't worry, I am the last guy who should complain about sentence structure on this forum...I am all over the place

    take care
     
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    "All over the place" is my specialty. Graphically and mentally

    :cool:

    Looks like a good card. I didn't see Carlos' last fight (loss to Magny)
    so I'm hoping he'll be back in top form . Home town guy, and all .
    Co-main event, right?

    Justin/Dustin should be a real war ...
     
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    Good example. People are just more and more well-rounded as the sport evolves.
    Royce Gracie vs. Matt Hughes ... which is a little ironic in that BJJ is all Royce had,
    and also what has helped fighters become well-rounded as much as anything has,
    along with wrestling. All of which kind of makes what I just said sound a little stupid,
    because with good BJJ and good wrestling , you're pretty well-rounded right there.
    But I was thinking of the early days, when a lot more people were only good in one area,
    and in the very beginning, that was not Jiu-Jitsu.
     
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    Good example in regards to his chin, but he was more technical than the other guys.
    But yes, unfortunately his defense consisted wholly on having an "iron chin" and once it cracked, it shattered.
     
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    It's an accurate statement but a strange one to make right before you fight him. All that should matter for Dustin is that it could be sustainable for one more fight.

    He needs to mentally prepare for a war and not some conservative Gaethje we've never seen.
     
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    Dustin is saying get ready for him to make it methodical.
     
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    As in, if he can make the fight go more methodically, make Justin fight more conservatively than he wants to, it's a good approach ?
     
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    He scared.
     
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    Gaethje's walk to the dressing room , before he puts his skin on ;)

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    Sounds like he's begging Gaetjhe not to go hard on him
     
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