Conor Is Still Criminally Underrated

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  1. c0rbin9

    c0rbin9 Yellow Belt

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    His initial run through the featherweight division was effortless domination, and it doesn't get enough credit. Nobody mentions the fact that he fights injured (Max Holloway and Chad Mendes), faces whoever is available when an opponent pulls out, and generally does not give a shit who they put in front of him. 3/7 of his featherweight fights were with all time greats in the division, fights he dominated from start to finish.

    Most fighters, even the great ones, usually take a little damage over the course of many fights. In McGregor's first seven fights in the UFC, he barely got hit at all, 5/7 received "Performance of the Night" bonuses, and were just flawless, effortless knockout victories that made his elite opponents look like amateurs and his amateur opponents look like bums off the street.

    On top of all this he fights Nate Diaz on short notice at 170, dominates Diaz until he gasses, and then avenges the loss, again at 170, instead of returning to his own weight class and chalking up the loss to being outweighed like most fighters would have done.

    He gets better every fight. His latest fight with Alvarez was the best we've seen - how about the KO combo where he landed 4 punches while Eddie was falling in midair? Just crazy.

    The hate he gets is unbelievable. He's a knockout artist with unparalleled technique - he should be considered in the same breath as the other greats at this point, yet here we are debating with half the forum that he's just some playboy moneymaker clown who will be exposed.
     
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    if he would have defended the FW belt and not chasing titles and buses he would have been more respected as a fighter but he only cares for money. and now with him as co-owner/co-promotor he will only fight when he finds benefit for him.
     
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    peacemaster Brown Belt

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    Conor is the definition of an over rated fighter

    What is wrong with you people ?
     
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  7. c0rbin9

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    Just because he is a huge celebrity doesn't mean he's overrated.

    Stick to the facts and consider his resume. @PROlogic on this forum said it best, if he beats Khabib that will be the second 10+ year undefeated fighter in their prime he has beaten - Aldo at 25-1 and Khabib at 26-0. No other MMA fighter has come close to that, and he has done it in the most stacked divisions in the sport!

    All the excuses and "but what if..." from the anti-Conor crowd could be said about any great fighter as active as Conor. Jones gets exposed in his first fight with young fighter his size (Gustaffson), Silva was fighting bums, GSP fought for decisions, etc.
     
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    A lot of MMA fans have this Hollywood idea that to be a great fighter you have to be this humble, respectful, Gracie-type gentleman killer. The truth is the competition is cage fighting, and some wild crazy Irishman isn't necessarily a bad fighter just because he doesn't fit the stereotype of being an honorbound bushido artist.

    It's the same uniqueness that makes him great that makes it easy for people to caricature him as a buffoon - the lopsided, quick knockouts make it easy for people to say the victory was a fluke; his technical mastery of primarily using his hands makes people think he is imbalanced elsewhere (he isn't), the extreme self-confidence makes people think he is BSing.
     
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    It is well known I dislike Conor, for his antics and WWE gimmick. The dude is a good fighter, obviously, when he fights. Here are my issues with him being considered a GOAT.

    He should've rematched Aldo, I'm my opinion that is the epitome of luck, a 13 second KO of a guy who was on a massive streak. If he knocks him out again, obviously his first win is infinitely more credible.

    He fought a short notice Chad, who obviously gassed because of it. For the record I still think he would've beat full camp Mendes, but we'll never know.

    He fights tiny Eddie for the LW title, when at that point it was well known Conor destroys dudes smaller than him. Impressive, but I don't see LW as moving up for him, it's obviously his home.

    If he actually stays active and beats Khabib, Tony, and Lee or whoever else is at the top 3, obviously the GOAT talk becomes hard to ignore.
     
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    Underrated lmao this dude has 75% of ufc fans below him waiting for his ball sweat to drip in their mouth.
     
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    noah1212 Drink the Kool-Aid Platinum Member

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    The dude gets more threads where users profess their love to him than any other fighter in the UFC
     
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    Kobra420 Sweep The Leg.

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    Fk @PROlogic.......
    As active as Conor? He is the most inactive Champion in Combat Sports history....
    Conor would need to fight, not hide, while healthy for two years.
     
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    Conor is a great striker, and is very entertaining. I like watching him fight, but out of the cage its just fluff. I dont think he makes the sport better because he obviously dont care about it. He never defended the belts he won beating smaller guys. He always looked like a skeleton at weigh ins just to have an advantage. Its something a lot of fighters do so fair game. In the same respect he doesnt gain grratness points in people who know fighting, by beating smaller guys yet losing to mediocre diaz. Its the same as when they pushed rhonda. Real fans knew she wasnt really great... And had a lot of holes in her game. When she got killed by HH it showed. They called her the greatest ever, when in reality cyborg would kill her every time. Conor has holes in his game that will be shown soon like they were vs diaz. If diaz had any kind of takedowns he would have beat conor 2x. But he has shit takedowns. When he fights khabib, or lee he will be taken down just like vs mendez. Unfortunately for him khabib wont do stupid thinv and lose position like chad did. I think what bothers me most about conor/rhonds etc are how gullible the fans are and how much they just believe anything they hear. When conor lost to nate, they were so sold on him it didnt even matter. Watching him roll and give up showed his true fighting spirit. I like exciting fighters.. Its entertaining.. Old school guys like wandy, or shogun up to modern guys like zabit or sugar sean... Are all entertaining as fuk to watch. Conor is in there too, and gets props for changing how fighters get paid now and in the future ufc.
     
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    The word you are looking for is overrated.
     
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    His skillsets more balanced than Rhonda's, he's kinda like a lesser Anderson, where they both don't have great wrestling

    Conor has more power while Anderson was better all around and on the juice as well
     
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  16. c0rbin9

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    People ignore his victories over top caliber fighters like they didn't happen - Aldo defeated in 13 seconds, Mendes 2nd round TKO, Alvarez lopsided beating TKO
     
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    Criminally under rated.

    You heard it here first Sherbros. Under rating Conor gets your ass jail time.
     
  18. markg171

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    Being the first ever champ champ is a bigger deal than beating Aldo or Holloway once again.
     
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    I'd hazard a guess that maybe their brains work better than yours?
     
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