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Old 01-31-2014, 12:45 PM   #61

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Streaks are only as good as the people they contain. A lot of fans like to tout long win streaks regardless though. That being said the fact Renan Bara has continued that streak through the WEC and UFC certainly is impressive. That kind of padding is pretty common umong Brazilian and Russian fighters.

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Old 01-31-2014, 12:47 PM   #62

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Definitely very impressive. He really caught my attention in the WEC.

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Old 01-31-2014, 01:23 PM   #63

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Streaks definitely create a false impression of invincibility. I for one got caught up in Miguel Torres' record to the point that I was super surprised when Bowles beat him. Minus the hype (in particular Mir's), I might have called that fight better. After that, Fedor's loss was much less surprising for me (although no less momentous).

Barao's streak is impressive, but it's his recent performances that make it real hard for me to picture him losing.

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Old 01-31-2014, 01:30 PM   #64

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Originally Posted by Hans Gercmiov View Post
He can only beat who he fights.
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Old 01-31-2014, 02:26 PM   #65
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Originally Posted by NunoBernie View Post
That's what I was trying to rank. A streak is not just a number, it depends on the opponents.
From my point of view, Aldo's seems more impressive than Barão's.
i see where you're coming from.

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Old 01-31-2014, 06:19 PM   #66

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i see where you're coming from.
Please tell me about it, then.

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Old 02-03-2014, 11:11 AM   #67

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The point is that he was padding his record with cheap wins while HW champ. It's virtually impossible for Barao to do that as champion. He already got his plus juans out of the way.
No its not. Barao is currently fighting about 2 fights a year. If the UFC would allow more 'can' fights he could still fight every quality opponent he is now and then crush 2-3 more cans per year.

I am glad the UFC does not do that. I think there is a cost to fighters in terms of fight miles, even in easy wins. But again my point is there is no reason to try and act as if it somehow diminishes the strength of Barao CURRENT schedule if he fights every one he currently does PLUS crushes a couple cans per year more.

And that is my point. People ignore that guys like Fedor still fought as many top fights. The can crushing is just highlight gravy on top of a tough schedule. So it is silly to criticize for that.

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