If Rory beats Lima...

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by KantoTerror, Nov 21, 2017.

  1. KantoTerror Silver Belt

    KantoTerror
    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2011
    Messages:
    10,586
    Likes Received:
    7,191
    Is it safe to say....Bellator WW champ >>> UFC WW Champ?
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
    #1
  2. ncboy Brown Belt

    ncboy
    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2007
    Messages:
    4,402
    Likes Received:
    412
    i think that was over 3 1/2 years ago. I'm not sure Rory is the same fighter after all those wars.
     
    #2
    007 likes this.
  3. Toner Double Yellow Card

    Toner
    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2015
    Messages:
    4,719
    Likes Received:
    12,143
    Yes. If Lima beats Rory, it’s also safe to say that Bellator WW champ >>> UFC WW champ.
     
    #3
    CBohl, Kvolcom, IMPmmath and 22 others like this.
  4. TheYoshiSlayer Blue Belt

    TheYoshiSlayer
    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2012
    Messages:
    637
    Likes Received:
    193
    Macdonald would win again but that doesnt mean the Bellator belt is more prestigious. Just a bad style matchup
     
    #4
    Jarilo and Miesha like this.
  5. Eli1015 Purple Belt

    Eli1015
    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2016
    Messages:
    1,616
    Likes Received:
    4,341
    Yes. Rory beat Woodley, and maia
     
    #5
  6. Fahcough Yellow Card

    Fahcough
    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2015
    Messages:
    4,219
    Likes Received:
    6,596
    Location:
    South, the deep south
    Lima better than Woodley . Circle jerk
     
    #6
  7. lalaland Brown Belt

    lalaland
    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2006
    Messages:
    3,659
    Likes Received:
    3,522
    H2H? Yes.
    Against the rest of the division? Maybe not.
     
    #7
  8. egk Silver Belt

    egk
    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2006
    Messages:
    11,836
    Likes Received:
    6,492
    Rory's last fight in the UFC against Thompson was probably the worst performance of his career. He's only one fight removed from that.
     
    #8
  9. Flboycanscrap2 Green Belt

    Flboycanscrap2
    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2008
    Messages:
    1,162
    Likes Received:
    40
    Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
    Rory is better than Woodley but not Wonderboy. Styles make fights, it is rare that we have a dominant champ against all or most styles. Rory isn't ever going to be GSP.
     
    #9
    MMAcolyte likes this.
  10. Thaijitsu612 Purple Belt

    Thaijitsu612
    Joined:
    May 18, 2012
    Messages:
    1,811
    Likes Received:
    1,429
    The question wasn't about prestige, it was about skill.
     
    #10
  11. Sapp Brown Belt

    Sapp
    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2017
    Messages:
    4,544
    Likes Received:
    9,857
    Rory > Tyron but Wonderboy > Rory and Tyron neutralised Wonderboy.
     
    #11
    A.S. Deep and Meathead Jock like this.
  12. Squall10 Blue Belt

    Squall10
    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2017
    Messages:
    935
    Likes Received:
    729
    Lima is better than Woodley. He will beat Rory.
     
    #12
    Mammothman likes this.
  13. TheYoshiSlayer Blue Belt

    TheYoshiSlayer
    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2012
    Messages:
    637
    Likes Received:
    193
    If Rory beats Lima, it doesnt mean it takes more skill to win the Bellator belt. The UFC will still have more talent at WW. Just a bad style matchup
     
    #13
  14. robbie Purple Belt

    robbie
    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2007
    Messages:
    2,294
    Likes Received:
    584
    Location:
    Virginia
    I think there is a presumption that the UFC is always the best and the other MMA organizations are not competitive. However, that was proven false with Strikeforce. Many Strikeforce fighters came into the UFC and did exceptionally well. I think the UFC is clearly the premier organization due to roster depth, but Bellator is willing to pay more and will attract former UFC talent like the recent MacDonald and Mousasi signings. Bellator is also very actively pursuing graduating top NCAA D1 wrestlers to build a strong farm team for the future. Coker knows what he is doing and the UFC has some credibility issues and fighter treatment issues. The Reebok sponsorship was a debacle for the fighters and the fact that the UFC doesn't have a company sponsored health care program for their fighters is silly given that the fighters are the product they are selling at the end of the day.
     
    #14
    FedorGOAT, NoContest and Jarilo like this.
  15. cyrusthevyrus Brown Belt

    cyrusthevyrus
    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2013
    Messages:
    4,101
    Likes Received:
    1,049
    Bellator has the better WW division. Venum, Daley, Koreshkov
     
    #15
  16. cyrusthevyrus Brown Belt

    cyrusthevyrus
    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2013
    Messages:
    4,101
    Likes Received:
    1,049
    Just imagine if Bellator gets Gus for example. UFC LHW is dead after Cormier retires.
     
    #16
  17. Meathead Jock WAR ASKREN

    Meathead Jock
    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2011
    Messages:
    13,514
    Likes Received:
    7,525
    And if Lima beats Rory than Ben Askren is still the best damn welterweight on the planet.
     
    #17
    FedorGOAT and Kung Fu Tze like this.
  18. Toner Double Yellow Card

    Toner
    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2015
    Messages:
    4,719
    Likes Received:
    12,143
    Cmon my man. Ben Askren has been irrelevant for years.
     
    #18
  19. Meathead Jock WAR ASKREN

    Meathead Jock
    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2011
    Messages:
    13,514
    Likes Received:
    7,525
    They are fairly equal but Bellators top guys are a lot younger. So unless the UFC pays the money to steal Lima or Koreshkov they are going to clearly have the worse division in a year when the old ufc guys decline
     
    #19
    FedorGOAT and Toner like this.
  20. Meathead Jock WAR ASKREN

    Meathead Jock
    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2011
    Messages:
    13,514
    Likes Received:
    7,525
    Out of sight but not out of mind.

    He just turned 33 with no injuries suffered and little damage taken there is no reason to think he shouldn't still be elite for another year or two before he declines.
     
    #20
    FedorGOAT and cyrusthevyrus like this.

Share This Page

monitoring_string = "fd5733925866a04e50edd70f38dfaa35"
monitoring_string = "603ac9fff68f23709f2a42bf5e29272b"