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UFC 120 Results: Will Cheick Kongo Ever Be More Than a Gatekeeper?

Perhaps it's time for a change?
Perhaps it's time for a change?
Will AndersonCorrespondent IOctober 17, 2010

Now that UFC 120 has come and gone in a less than stellar fashion, we are left with a few questions about what's next for the fighters involved. One of the more compelling questions to ask is about Cheick Kongo

In his last three fights prior to last night, Kongo has had two back-to-back losses at the hands of Frank Mir and Cain Velasquez.

Sadly enough the 35-year-old has quickly become a bridesmaid in the heavyweight division with what seems like no shot at being a proverbial bride. 

Last night, was a snoozefest of a fight for Kongo. While he looked sharp, and tried to use his normally accurate striking to wear down the Hawaii native Travis Browne, the man just could not get it done. 

At 6'7", Browne's reach and wild "club punch" style was clearly an issue for Kongo who at this stage of the game should have been able to beat his younger opponent.

At this point, it wouldn't be surprising to see the UFC drop the Frenchman from the promotion only to be scooped up by Strikeforce. 

Right now, Kongo needs to be in survival mode. His best bet would be to dump Wolfslair as his training camp, move to the US and get with a camp that can help Kongo develop his wrestling and overall ground skills if he wants to finally get up to the next level.  

Otherwise, you'll be less than likely to see him fight in a main event for the UFC ever again.

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