If Conor or Max fought WEC Aldo, would the outcome be different?

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  1. demetrio

    demetrio Blue Belt

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    Almost any champion from 10 years ago would lose to current champions, precisely because those former talents forced the sport to evolve.

    That doesn't mean fighters from the past are worse. You have to measure each fighter according to what they accomplished in their peak and how they influenced new generations. Max and McGregor would probably crush WEC Aldo, but planet Earth just couldn't offer something better than Aldo back then. Aldo had to set the limits before Max and McGregor could learn and grow beyond it.
     
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    I don’t think so. He wasn’t some washed up can or anything, but he has slowed a bit.
     
  3. D 1 Wrestler

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    Knew it was a white belt
     
  4. JoshR86

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    Yes 100%. Conor would've been WEC champion after rather than UFC champ.

    Max would just be graduating middle school, so Aldo might win that 1.


    In all seriousness it' a dumb question.

    Nobody can answer that question, none of our opinions are worth more than a grain of salt
     
  5. HIMBOB

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    He might but by the same logic JDS is clearly better than Cain.
     
  6. HIMBOB

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    And some MMA fans think Aldo is better while some think Conor is.

    Make up your minds.

    This is the quality of the logic you are using here, some people who agree on one thing disagree on others.
     
  7. dc007

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    I think it would be different. One of my reasons for picking Conor in the first place was Aldo was showing wear and tear from years of fighting even though he is not old. I also thought with Conor's range and power, he would be able to get the finish. I think it's a much closer fight with a younger Aldo but he may still lose. Same with Max, actually.
     
  8. SKITZADACTYL

    SKITZADACTYL Gold Belt

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    nah, he'd probably just last longer.


    and WEC aldo was even more aggressive which wouldn't be good against conor.
     
  9. benebox

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    Connor beat him mentally, so probably would have beat him at any stage. Prime Aldo beats Max most likely.
     
  10. Homervanderjaz

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    Stil saddens me everytime I watch this shit. I hate it when a fighter at the top that goes out like this.
     
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  11. GreatSaintGuillotine

    GreatSaintGuillotine You may not like what I say but it's the truth. Platinum Member

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    Between leaving the WEC and fighting Conor, Jose fought 30 hard rounds in the UFC. In those rounds he absorbed somewhere around 300 strikes (significant only, total is way more). Jose's chin took some punishment in the UFC.

    Pre injuries, younger, and less damaged Jose would certainly do better.
     
  12. Madmick

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    Yeah, because that's why he lost to Conor.

    His leg kicks were ineffective.
     
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  13. C0NCH3TO

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    Hmmm idk .....I think he gives Holloway a much harder fight and could even win but a prime Mcgregor with a consistant fighting schedule would beat him again and again. The mental warfare seems to be too much for Jose and by the time the fight happens he is way too emotionally invested.

    Jose was out of his prime when he fought them, no question about that. However that doesnt mean that he would have murkd them years ago.
     
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    I hate when people try and compare these two completely different situations. Cain was never supposed to stand with JDS, and certainly not so flat footedly in front of him. He won the rematches precisely because he fought how he was supposed to, which was mixing up his takedowns and putting on a pace JDS couldn’t handle.

    Aldo was always supposed to stand with Conor as Aldo is a striker. He’d stand with him in a rematch too as that’s what Aldo does.
     
  15. GordoBarraBJJ

    GordoBarraBJJ Gold Belt

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    Aldo would have won the rematch if conor had stuck to his word.

    He's not beating max at any time IMO - Max's trump card is his conditioning and pace.
     
  16. HIMBOB

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    I'm sorry but that's just silly.

    Happen to catch the Holy holm fight on the weekend?
     

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