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Prime Rampage vs DC

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by MescalineDreams, Nov 21, 2018.

  1. MescalineDreams

    MescalineDreams Silver Belt

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    I kinda wonder how these two would've matched up. Peak Rampage was super underrated. Don't think he'd match up very well against jones even in his prime just because of the range and versatility of Jon's attack on the feet. An exclusively boxing based attack will never work very well against him.

    The simple answer Is that DC would've wrestled him for 5 but It's an Intriguing style matchup. I tend to think Rampage would've done very well against DC.

    This was the best and hungriest Rampage has ever been. I don't think he was ever this good again, even In the Hendo fight which was shortly after. Seems once he made it to the top and started making money, he was never really the same. Especially after the mental breakdown around the forrest fight.

    Not having Ibarra and a proper team / camp around him definitely did him no favors either.

     
  2. AimedWithV

    AimedWithV Wound in the Force

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    Yes,
    No
     
  3. Rondas Pillow

    Rondas Pillow Brown Belt

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    I love Rampage, but DC would have wrecked him.
     
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  4. Uncommon Valor

    Uncommon Valor Super Fly

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    He struggled to wrestle Gus, so I highly doubt he'd do it to Rampage.
     
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  5. tonni

    tonni Red Belt

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    Rampage had great takedown defense in his prime. Massive power in both hands making him a legit danger to DC. Then again, DC has always been underrated up until recently so I'm carefully picking DC in this one.
     
  6. cyrusthevyrus

    cyrusthevyrus Black Belt

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    This prime vs prime threads are incredibly stupid. You cannot compare a pioneer that was creating the sport with a current fighter who already knew how to train, which strategies are better. Its just nonsense.
     
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  7. Zebo

    Zebo White Belt

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    Horrible match up for Rampage, easy win for DC. Think Chuck in his Prime would have a much better chance. Liddell had better take down defense and reach than Rampage.
     
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  8. Spookv

    Spookv Brown Belt

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    Watch rampage vs rashad, that's how it would go. But with Dc finishing him.
     
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  9. moreorless87

    moreorless87 Disarming Posting

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    I think you could argue Rampage was already on the way down by then, the Rampage of say 2003/04 would be a more interesting test.
     
  10. Spookv

    Spookv Brown Belt

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    You could but I personally think the best Rampage Jackson was the one against Henderson. He showed everything in the fight from sub attempt to leg kicks to knees, he even lasted the full 5rnds. I was suprised.
     
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  11. MescalineDreams

    MescalineDreams Silver Belt

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    yup

    Rampage would've put up a good fight tho
     
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  12. MescalineDreams

    MescalineDreams Silver Belt

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    nah

    peak rampage was his first few fights In the UFC.

    Even he said he wasn't training properly back in the old pride days.
     
  13. moreorless87

    moreorless87 Disarming Posting

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    He was certainly better their than post Forrest I'd agree but equally I think he became a narrower fighter, basically focusing his game on trying to beat Chuck and Wanderlei who were his main rivals via counter punching.

    The biggest threat I think Pride Rampage would have for DC is actually his knees, look at what he did to Randleman for example and it is an area Cormier has shown weaknesses to in the past.
     
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    cburm Blue Belt

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    I see page winnin remember rampage out grappled hendo..

    Has insane tdd and way better hands but i do see dc clinching him holding on the fence trying to get q decision.. Its a hard one with dc but it woulda ben a great fight
     
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  15. Mike K.O

    Mike K.O Shogun Rua is my hero

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    Rampage by "Rampage Bomb" after DC clinches.
     
  16. An Uncertain Choice

    An Uncertain Choice Orange Belt

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    Cormier would still dominate most prime LHW's. The question is how good would he have been if he didn't start fighting when he was 30. I'd still favor Jones though if they started being the same age
     
  18. gono btw

    gono btw Rounds...

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    Rampage was not a pioneer, realistically belongs to the modern era

    Meanwhile, about them strategies, it all depends on Ruleset & Fight Configuration.
     
  19. doubleg

    doubleg I will reak Double Yellow Card

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    I say Jonny walker
     
  20. Paul Harvey

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    DC for the easy win. Rampage is too one dimensional for any of today's fighters.
     

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