Are three title defenses really that impressive?

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  1. cakemuncher Brown Belt

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    Three is a small number. A very very small number.

    A sample of size 3 is considered insufficient to draw any statistically significant conclusions.

    If you predict stock movements three times in a row, it doesn't make you a stock market guru. It could be just luck.

    In the same way, three title defenses could be just luck. It depends on your opponents, how good they are, if they have had any recent injuries, how they are feeling on the night, and many other idiosyncrasies...

    Therefore, we should be very careful not to draw any GOAT conclusions from this very small number!
     
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    Well considering no other UFC heavyweight has ever accomplished this feat....

    I'd say yes.
     
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    Yea
     
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    They hit hard. Anyone can win on any given day.
     
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  5. Th3Sav4ge "What the fuck is happening!?"

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    look at the list of champs that couldnt do it. fuck yes its impressive

    mark coleman
    maurice smith
    randy couture
    bas rutten
    kevin randleman
    josh barnett
    ricco rodriguez
    tim sylvia
    frank mir
    andrei arlovski
    antonio nogueira
    brock lesnar
    shane carwin(interm belt after brock was injured)
    cain velasquez
    JDS
    fabricio werdum


    and now finally stipe. So many great fighters. but that claim gos to Stipe Miocic
     
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    The sample size isn't 3, its the number every UFC HW champ.

    And none of them over the course of 25 years or so has been able to string together 3 consecutive title defense. Its never been done.

    So yeah, its impressive.
     
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    Well he has the most, so
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    First response nailed it!
     
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    I couldn't classify anything that has ever happened in the UFC HW division as impressive. It has never had a dominating champ like we've seen in boxing or in Pride. At this point it's like a guy with a 3" dick saying he's better than a guy with a 2" dick. Yes, but still not impressive.
     
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    Yes considering the heavies usually land that one punch and to avoid that one punch is not easy over and over again, Ngannou had no ground game at all so he could not stand back up but if he had ground game it could have easily went the other way although I was pulling for Stipe and even Stipe said that dude hits hard and can end it quickly.
     
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    its HW. the 50th ranked HW only needs one punch to potentially put the #1 ranked HW out cold.
     
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    HW is like russian roulette. it only takes 1 shot and it´s all over.

    So yeah, pretty damn impressive.
     
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  13. Automatic Man Die like a champion, ya hey!

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    Three is the loneliest number, poor Stipe
     
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    Thats a matter of perspective....the 2" dick guys would likely be impressed....
     
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    Like everyone else, Hell Yeah its impressive at HW. Nevermind that he is doing it about 20 lb lighter than a lot of the guys fighting there, that is like Demetrious Johnson winning 3 title defences at Featherweight.
     
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    you know what is smaller than 3 it's 2, matter of fact it's 150% so UFC HW GOAT is black and white.
     
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    Unless that HW is prime fedor....
     
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    But say he's only MM size. Now that 3" is impressive isn't it.
     
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  20. Th3Sav4ge "What the fuck is happening!?"

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    what if its a bunch of 8 inch dicks, but stipe has 9. are they all impressive???

    <DisgustingHHH>
     
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