Conor has 1 fight at LW

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  1. myjohnson9

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    It’s funny hearing people comparing conor to the LW GOATs like khabib, ferg and BJ. He’s literally not even close.

    The guy has 1 fight at LW, a gifted title shot
     
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    True, he can't even call himself a lightweight, it's just embarrassing when he is talked about as one of the best lightweight because he's barely even a lightweight and likely loses to most of the top guys
     
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    steamboat100 Orange Belt

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    He is close though. If you don't think he's a top LW after seeing him paste alvarez like he did you're insane.
     
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    He has more WW fights than he does LW fights ffs. :confused:
     
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    Lawblaw Black Belt

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    He’s also undefeated in FW and LW with wins over
    Aldo
    Mendes
    Hollaway
    Poirier
    Diaz
    Alvarez
     
  6. Yari

    Yari ななせまる

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    He can make the weight so he's a LW to me.
     
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    I don't think anyone seriously thinks Conor is a GOAT. He made Alvarez look really bad though and he gives most fighters a hard time...
     
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    Close in skill perhaps but in terms of accomplishments at LW to be in GOAT talks, not at all.
     
  9. steamboat100

    steamboat100 Orange Belt

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    Yeah, his resume is non existent. hopefully he fights some more before it's too late
     
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    loisestrad Gold Belt Platinum Member

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    Won the fight.

    How many champs won a title at a heavier weightclass while still being champ?

    None.
     
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    BigMuffler Loli is love loli is life!

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    It's crazy how much of his prime he's losing out on, Jones-esque except Jones already secured his legacy (aside from the roid thing).
     
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    McGregor beat Diaz at WW
     
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    surgeyou1 Welcome to the Machida Era...Part Deux

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    One flawless victory against the UFC LW champion.

    Edward got a free masterclass.
     
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    Yeah Conor has 1 fight and is nowhere close to being GOAT. But neither are Khabib and Tony. Are we just handing out GOAT titles like the UFC interim ones?
     
  15. MastiffMike

    MastiffMike The BIG dog is here

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    Conor has twice as many fights at WW than at LW (in the UFC). I'm not even sure if he can make 155 any more (he certainly can't make 145)
     
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    Barely squeaked by with a majority decision though, and Nate crushed and finished him the other time they fought. Does that mean Conor lost to a lightweight then?
     
  17. in the liver

    in the liver LIKELY TO PULL OUT OF SHOOP CONTESTS Yellow Card

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    one fight doesnt mean shit. imagine if matt serra's only welterweight fight was when he beat gsp and he spent the rest of his time on instagram and doing celebrity boxing matches. BEST EVER
     
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    He took the easier path fighting Floyd. Way bigger payday also. He could of fought Tony or Khabib after starching Eddie, even if he lost he could get a rematch/fight the other guy for #1 contender or just do Nate 3. But the Floyd money was too good for all that.
     
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    Why is the Diaz win relevant? He beat him at WW.

    That makes the loss relevant too then.
     
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    GSP did it better. Not only did he do it after a long layoff and multiple injuries, he first completely wiped out the WW division several times over. If Conor had vacated the FW belt (which he should have done right away since he was never going to defend it) it's basically the same thing without all of the ring rust: one good win a weight class up against a weak champ.
     
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