Clay Guida is one of the most popular lightweights in the UFC, but popular unfortunately doesn't mean best.
While Guida is one of the best in the division, he can't beat the top one percent of the top one percent; he always falters when he fights the highest level of fighters.
This fact means that he occupies a unique niche in MMA, that of the "ultimate gatekeeper."
What is an ultimate gatekeeper? A popular fighter who tests good fighters to see how elite they are, rather than lower-level fighters of moderate to low levels of popularity to see if they belong in the UFC.
So how does Guida fit this description? Read and find out!