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Prime vs prime threads

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by cyrusthevyrus, May 24, 2018.

  1. cyrusthevyrus

    cyrusthevyrus Black Belt

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    I dont understand how people can compare fighters from different eras.

    Ex: prime Jones vs prime Mark Coleman.

    Jones had already MMA gyms and trainers teaching him strategies and techniques.

    Guys like Coleman are pioneers, they improved MMA so guys like Jones can be more efficient.
     
  2. tonil

    tonil ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪

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    In prime sherdog you would not get any likes for your thread
     
  3. Dozer .

    Dozer . Banned Banned

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    I am in my prime
     
  4. WHALEWOLF

    WHALEWOLF Blue Belt

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    Prime Pele would beat prime Jones.
     
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    loisestrad Gold Belt Platinum Member

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    The soccer player Pele?
     
  6. WHALEWOLF

    WHALEWOLF Blue Belt

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    Come on.
     
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    loisestrad Gold Belt Platinum Member

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    Well, he was an A-level athlete.
     
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  8. Arrrrgh

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    Prime Lebron James > Prime Dale Earnhardt
    Because science.
     
  9. sampuncher

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    Conor would have beat a prime Floyd, Conor only lost because he felt bad hitting someone over 40.
     
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    accolyte1022 Ads can go f%!k off

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    If a black dude drove that fast he would get arrested.
     
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    The high end fighters of yesteryear could compete just fine today. There is more depth in MMA today, but top guys are top guys regardless of era. Especially the higher you go in weight classes. HW/LHW today is probably worse than it was 10 years ago TBH
     
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  12. sampuncher

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    I disagree, HW maybe but Liddell, Tito, Griffin would get beat by lower LHW guys like OSP and Davis imo, let alone the DC and the Gustafssons.
     
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    Prime Rib.
     
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    Prime Jones shits on your favorite fighter
     
  15. Rampage_Jackson

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    Prime Silva, Shogun, Hendo, Rampage, Chuck would all be fine. I never thought that highly of Tito or Forrest, frankly.

    I even think someone like Arona, MiniReem, Diet Nog, Randleman... could be top 5 at LHW. Super shallow division
     
  16. sampuncher

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    I included Forrest as I imagine ten years ago he was probably champ.

    I agree it's definitely a shallower division, now you raise that point though, I'd love to see todays MW's to see how they'd fare against the top MW's from 2008.

    I always think that and wonder how many defences Silva would have had.
     
  17. g*r*b

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    I was so hoping this thread would be complaining about the very idea of prime-vs-prime threads and how silly and unprovable they are. The first line fed my hopes. Then the rest followed and revealed it to be one of those evolution arguments. I am disappoint.
     
  18. Kumason

    Kumason MMA freak!

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    No you wouldn't because there was no "like" system.
     
  19. Rampage_Jackson

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    Yoel stylistically may be a nightmare for even a prime Anderson Silva.

    And yes, Forrest was champ but fuck that decision win he got over Rampage. Quinton and I both underestimated Griffin in that fight though; he was game that night.
     
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    DaWrassler007 I like men, I'd like to be MAN-handled

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