Gabriel Gonzaga considers retirement from MMA following loss to Brendan Schaub

Gabriel Gonzaga considers retirement from MMA following loss to Brendan Schaub


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  • Joey Santosus

    Oh… Now he wants to grapple! Lol, in all seriousness tho, Gonzaga is a talented fighter and its to bad that his gameplans as of late have been a bit questionable to say the least. Hopefully he rebounds with another promotion… I think he would make a great addition to Strikeforce’s Heavyweight division.

  • YouKnow

    I agree w JS. That would give SF so depth and fedor someone else to fight instead of the other 3.

  • IGMBurninPiff

    Brendan Schaubb just made him look like an amateur and ur talking about him fighting Fedor? if he gets his head back in the fights he’d be a serious force in Strikeforce no chance for a belt though

  • dropkickmurphy

    Agreed, Gonzaga always tended to fight the other guys fight, even in his wins. He is capable of submitting almost any heavyweight out there but just liked to bang.

  • YouKnow

    Ya think about it. If GG beats Werdum then krocker will not hesitate to put him against fedar. Easy

  • YouKnow

    IMOO of course

  • DeadlyIntentions93

    GG has already been smashed by Werdum twice!

    Why would he deserve a fight against him right off the bat?

  • DeadlyIntentions93

    Gonzaga vs Cormier in Strikeforce would be a good test for both fighters.

  • japanegro23

    Gabe is doing bad right now.

  • Six

    In Gabe’s defense – How does he get let go after 2 straight losses?

    Bonnar loses 3 in a row and is still there. Sanchez, Griffin, Vera etc.. all lost 2 in a row and are still there.
    Wanderlei Silva lost 3 in a row then beat Keith Jardine and then lost another 2 in a row – still there.

    Before Napao’s 2 straight losses he won 3 out of 4.

  • ck1

    @youknow. i cant see that theory at all. chances of gonzaga beating werdum now, after he lost in both of their previous fights is very slim, and in his last loss to werdum he was a better fighter than he is now. He was made to look very average against brendan. I dont think his desire to fight is there. it seems more of a mental thing so to put him in against the guy who just beat fedor. BAD IDEA

  • ck1

    He makes me laugh. he will only fight if he gets big money,like he did from the ufc. He wont fight for any organization paying him small fees. How long does he want to ride on the victory over cro cop, great knockout but a long time ago now. Since 2008 he has lost every fight when faced decent opposition and had victories over fighters that are small names in the ufc. It seemed every time he lost the ufc would build him up with a nobody to get him winning again, then he would lose again against someone decent. Here are the facts. -lost to werdum then 2 wins against mccully, hendrick(have we seen them recently?) then has a loss to carwin. then beats tuscherer(dont even know how to spell his name he is such a small name, then has losses to santos and schaub. And he thinks he deserves big money still, come on gonzaga.

  • Ninja

    Gonzaga wants to fight only if the pay is right, SF pays so bad so I doubt he’ll sign with them and even if he does he’ll get KO’d by Overeem, Fedor, Barnett and Werdum and if he fights Big Foot he’ll lose that one to, only person he can beat is Arlosvski

  • Gabe

    I think Gonzaga just doesn’t have it in him anymore.

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  • Ninja

    Thats true, that way of fighting worked out for him once against Cro Cop and he basically thought he can do that against anyone…standing with strikers like Dos Santos is just stupid espeically when you are a world class grappler, he would have been way more successful if he used his stand up to set up takedowns and sub people

  • mlchagas

    He should move to another training camp and build a new MMA strategy.

    Size only does not matter.

  • kinosis79

    What are you talking about? Werdum got much more to fight Fedor than Carwin did to fight Lesnar, and Carwin was a UFC champ. Fedor/Werdum wasn’t even a title fight. Gonzaga probably wouldn’t get offered a big contract, he is coming off 2 losses and looked terrible last time.

  • kinosis79

    If Strikeforce did pick him up, he could fight Sergei or Arlovski. I wouldn’t pick Gonzaga to win either of those after his last fight.

  • TwA

    with a new camp he could come back

  • Rafaelroberto840

    It’s not that hes lost it, its just hes not a kickboxer. He needs to go back to his world class BJJ skills

  • Ninja

    I’m talking about SF paying there women champ Conen $8000

  • thealex

    yea he still got it in him. if it came down to it. i think he could beat werdum. the grappling is equal and the striking is close but i think gonzaga would win.. he would first have to get through and andrei arlovski or shane del rasrio i dont think hes ready for the elite of strikeforce coming off that loss. but with time he’ll get better and avenge his losses to werdum.

  • TenderRainDrop

    Knocking out Cro Cop was the worst decision in Gonzaga’s career. He totally overestimated his own striking ability.

  • japanegro23

    That might be right.

  • Rane

    I just wasted 5 min of my life watching this shit.

  • Prince

    Arlovski would knock him out, sure he coming off 3 losses but he only 31 and both these guys still have it in them, I think he could submit Barnett and Big Foot but I think Big Foot would win a stand up battle

  • Nik_Hulstein

    ….Did he get cut? Thats stupid. He went 2 straight losses then got 5 in a row for wins. Chuck and Wandy got 4 in a row for losses and are still in the UFC.

  • SlipperySlug

    Werdum already beat Gonzaga

  • mrmanuelhung

    neither of the two you mentioned have lost four in a row…..