That was the first Sage fight I've seen and . . .

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  1. mma_genius

    mma_genius Brown Belt

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    I don't see him ever being top 10. Ever. Never. I thought he would be better.

    Dude is far more a product of hype than actual skill.

    I'm all for bringing up a fighter with caution, but damn, that has to be the most padded, weakest 5-2 UFC record of all time.

    I predict a loss every single time he steps up in competition. Yeah, he is young, but I just don't see him competing well against top grapplers OR top strikers. He seems to be a average AT BEST at both.

    Gatekeeper at best, but the UFC will keep him around as long as they can.

    And if he ever starts to have a hard time making 155, he will get crushed at 170.
     
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    The only "hype" for Sage is on Sherdog.
     
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    Guy is 20 bro, he's the future GOAT, give him some time
     
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    That French dude was robbed. Floored Sage about 3 or 4 times and completely controlled the grappling.
    Another "home town" decision like Lyoto beating Anders.
     
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    First time you saw him? Ok here is a treat for you:

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    You can see the wires.
     
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    So a kid is trying to do his best to be a UFC fighter isn't as great as the collective 'we' thinks he should be -given that he's barely out of effing diapers- and all people do here is sh!t on him.

    I look forward to when Sage comes to your septic tank pumping job and criticizes you when you get too much dooty on your boots.

    PS.

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  9. Th3Sav4ge

    Th3Sav4ge "What the fuck is happening!?"

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    its weird with sage. i dont hate on the guy and think hes doin just fine. hes fighting the people he should be and isnt getting overly pushed or shoved down anyones throats as the next big thing. he just has a decent fan base because of his personality and the way his locals picked up to support him. i thought he won this last fight too. iv never seen sherdog try to defend someone refusing to throw strikes before. he wasnt even trying to out grapple sage, he was holding on for dear life. same reason tate got the nod over liz carmouche


    were it gets weird is when i see how much money he makes compared to some of the veterans. i understand why, asses in seats gets you paid, but i dont have to like it.
     
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    He got hurt multiple times in this past fight...also was out grappled on many occasions...Can't take a shot and can't stop a takedown...He looked better on his debut than his last fight.
     
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    I thought sage lost as well...
     
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    I actually like the guy...he's super respectful to everyone...never a bad word to say...but as far as fighting goes...he doesn't seem to have a good chin...he got rocked multiple times in this past fight...gets taken down pretty easily...If he doesn't make some huge improvements, he will never be in the top 10. training at alpha male, should definitely help his wrestling though.. but he didnt look good in this past fight...
     
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    Nah he's just calling it like it is, and the fact that you're so triggered by the truth means you're either a shill, or Sage's boyfriend.

    Noone is upset at him personally. He seems like a respectful good mannered kid, props to him for pursuing something he likes. The resetment is in the fact that the UFC hype machine is behind him full force, doing everything in their power to try to prop him up.

    Stop trying to help him with favorable matchups just because you think he''s "more marketable", and give him a fair shake like any other fighter on the roster.
     
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    Sage is a good prospect bro, he's only 5 years older than Erick Silva so he's got plenty of time to improve.
     
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    He's one of those fighters that thrives being the hammer, but crumbles when there there nail.

    He's made it clear he's more into being a movie star than a champion. He's literally said that in interviews.

    I don't hate the kid, this is merely an accurate observation.
     
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    What Sage needs is a proper gym, and a move to a higher weightclass.
     
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    Somebody in another thread had a good point that he should go to wonderboy's camp. I can see that working out better for him.
     
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    Th3Sav4ge "What the fuck is happening!?"

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    hes got solid striking. he understands how to throw straight punches, he has multiple kicks he throws. the dude is FAST. i remember they said somthing on the broadcast before the fight or somthing and i was thinking"yeah......sure he is. just like everyone else at 155.". but damn hes got some speed. he seems strong aswell.

    his grappling could use some work but whos cant?. hes got a decent double leg on him aswell, this isnt the first person sages has blast doubled off there feet. but yeah hes getting away with murder sometimes because of how athletic he is. i also disagree about his chin. he didnt show the best defense but he was Cracked with that over hand. like clean. even if that guy isnt known as a puncher that was a KO/TKO shot on some guys.



    hes got a solid future. hes got alot of tools to work with despite still being green.
     
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