People talking like Rockhold is the uncrowned champ/world beater

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  1. toronto1994

    toronto1994 Orange Belt

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    Yeah he's tall, has a strong left kick, good grappling, and he beat the guy who beat the guy, but I dont understand everyone saying Mike hit the lottery or whatever, I guess people were writing Mike off based on their 1st fight but I think those 2 match up a lot closer than their results suggest. Just looking for some insight as to why people act like he's God sent, what do you know that I don't?
     
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    ortizgnp Original Vince Belt

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    hungrockhold.jpg coming in 3.. 2.. 1..
     
  3. superpunch

    superpunch Silver Belt

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    Exactly luke is good but he's no prime Tyson. He can get beat and did get beat, and he's gonna get beat.
     
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    pvora90266 Purple Belt

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    Beating Jacare, Machida and Weidman is a legit resume.
     
  5. Frank McEdgar

    Frank McEdgar SHERDOG

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    Luke is the salt of the earth.

    Truly Godsent
     
  6. kflo

    kflo Gold Belt

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    He’s not godsent but he’s beat some great fighters. Why wouldn’t people think he’s elite? That’s a better question.
     
  7. LockardTheGOAT

    LockardTheGOAT Sherdog's Intellectual Savior

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    He got lazy against Bisping. We all know that. I like to think he beat Bisping again and then time froze itself with him as champion and yet here we are nearly two years later and he's still the man to beat.
     
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    JSN #NotMyNelly

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    He's pretty damned good. The Bisping loss was no fluke though. Most frustrating thing is 185 is stacked with talent for the first time in 185 history and we're getting about 1/3 of the fights we should be getting between these amazing guys like Jacare, Rockhold, Whittaker, Romero, Weidman, and fuck them for letting Moose go.
     
  9. bambammccoy

    bambammccoy Red Belt

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    Longest finishing streak in MW history.

    Beat Weidman when it mattered and outgrappled him as well.

    Clearly took Bisping lightly and nobody would have picked Bisping for good reason had there been an immediate trilogy.

    Thrashed Machida when it mattered.

    Schooled Jacare and proved his conditioning.

    Ran through Boestch and Costas like hot knife through butter like an elite fighter should.

    Schooled a clearly juiced Kennedy proving his conditioning once again.

    If he didn't flop against Mike he would be on an extremely impressive win streak and more than likely finish streak.

    His game is basic but effective and vicious none the less.
     
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    That was after working calmly out of a back mount and threatening with a guillotine. Against a 13-0 champion who had been wrecking everyone he touched.

    That's not good. That's amazing. Yoel is losing this fight.
     
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    Wizzlebiz Wizzlebiz is the Wizziest

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    If you don't like Luke that's fine.

    Think he an arrogant prick? Yep that's fine

    Deny the guy is world class in mma??? That's just full retard.
     
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  12. Erocthadon

    Erocthadon Brown Belt

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    Ko'ed by Bisping. That's all I care about<{coachie}><28>
     
  13. Readybodisready

    Readybodisready Red Belt

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    Yoel treated Weidman worse. Completely ragdolled him. He can do the same to Luke.
     
  14. Shaddows

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    he is simply the most skilled (current) MW fighter.

    not unbeatable (as we saw), but obviously he got a lot more skills than Bisping.
    the fact he overlooked him and paid the price does not change that fact.
    We saw on their first fight that Luke beat Bisping everywhere, and that is why Bisping never allowed a rematch after his fluke win.
     
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    PeterGriffin Black Belt

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    Fighters win and fighters lose. It happens.

    I like Romero, but I think Rockhold's size advantage will be too much for him and Rockhold wins it.
     
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    Old Jacare, Older Machida, and Damaged Goods Weidman (still our boy)
     
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    Um what?
     
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    lmao the fuck he did.

    Romero had probably a couple minutes of top control he didn't do much with after losing the first round. He won with one crazy strike that was not in any way grappling based. Luke's top control over two rounds was the beating of a lifetime and Weidman has never looked the same since.
     
  19. Flokk

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    He prob means the part of the fight where Yoel flew into orbit while knocking Chris the fuck out.

    Not Yoel arguably getting outpointed prior.
     
  20. iwhoopedbatman

    iwhoopedbatman Fox Hunter Extraordinaire

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    It's the AKA game plan. Get a big win. Do nothing for years. All anyone remembers is your big win. Then they call your first RD KO loss a fluke and pretend beating some run of the mill fighter is a great accomplishment. Instant title shot.
     

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