Was Chad Mendes Conor's toughest challenge in the UFC? | Page 2

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  1. nick jacoby Blue Belt

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    In order of how the fights went from toughest to easiest. In my opinion...

    1. Nate Diaz
    2.Chad Mendes
    3. Max Holloway
    4. Denis Siver
    5.Diego Brandao
    6. Eddie Alvarez
    7. Marcus Brimage
    8. Dustin Porier
    9. Jose Aldo
     
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    Fake narrative is fake.

    He was begging Herb Dean to stand up the fight.

     
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  3. leemurrayftw Not that Professional Fighter

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    Honestly, I don't get it either.
    I think they're afraid to admit that the rankings aren't a good indicator of how someone will fare in a fight.
    There's several people out there that would struggle worse with Diaz than Conor did.
    And we've seen that there are people that were ranked higher than Diaz that fared much, much worse. Looking at you Eddie.

    Diaz is always going to be a tough out for a striker, especially a power based one.
    That's why they avoid him, and they never rematch him. It's not easy money.
    When you can grapple or leg kick, that difficulty goes down considerably.
    See Josh Thomson, Rory MacDonald, and Benson Henderson.

    Edit: I omitted the RDA fight because he was injured and out of shape. Also, took one hell of a leg kick at a reaally bad angle.
     
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    You're basically talking about Frankie Edgar
     
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    IDK man. He beat his opponents in ways nobody else ever did.


    Made Diego Brandao and Denis Siver look like they shouldnt have even been in the UFC
    Beat a young game Max Holloway after blowing out his knee
    Became the first man to ever finish Porier with strikes and he did it in under 2 minutes
    Overcame Mendes's wrestling to KO him in 2 rounds
    KOed the greatest FW of all time in 13 seconds
    Dropped Nate Diaz multiple times which nobody has ever done
    Made Eddie Alvarez look like an absolute can
     
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    Eek Out a majority decision ? Honestly how did you score the fight ? The majority decision was poor judging that was a clear 3 rounds to 2 = unanimous decision.
     
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  7. liverkick83 Brown Belt

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    How can you say that conor landed at will on Mendes when it was standing yes Mendes was successful with his TD's but mendes got beat up
     
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    I wouldn't mind seeing those rematches either but McGregor moved up sontjere is no reason for them can you imagine the criticism mcgregor would have gotten on here if he didn't move up ? He beats up midgets , he's scared of guys his size , blah blah blah the guy literally cannot win it seems with some people
     
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    The only place Nate nearly finished Conor in the 2nd fight was in your mind...

    But Nate was definately his biggest challenge, a great chin is the first thing you need when facing Conor.
     
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    agreed.

    today i would like to see him fight any top 15 fighter. (EDIT ok i just checked http://www.ufc.com/rankings?id= and officially i'd like to see him fight any ranked fighter down until Evan Dunham...sans Alvarez rematch)

    doubt i get my wish any time soon.
     
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    Fixed fight.
     
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    You're all wrong. It's Dennis Siver.
     
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    Nate choked him out in two rounds and Conor was only able to eek out a close decision win over him in the rematch (a match that still ended with Nate on top of Conor, I might add.) The answer is Nate and any other answer is wrong.
     
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    Me too , while I will watch the mayweather fight if it happens I really want to see him come back and prove what I believe he thinks that he is the best LW in the world . He has done some impressive things in the UFC so far but he still needs a few more top wins to be an all time great
     
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    Lot at guys saying Mendes and Diaz.

    Aldo by far.
     
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    Stop insulting other fighters in an attempt to discredit Conor. Chad's a beast and Conor proved he was an elite fighter by beating him.
     
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    [​IMG] What? Mendes tried but Nate got to the finish line, nothing says done like a self tap...
     
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    Would love to see " Full Camp" Mendes fight Mcgregor. Think he still gets finished, but might be a really bad match-up.
     
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    This is a down low Nate Diaz hater thread
     
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    I strongly disagree with this. The skill gap between Edgar and Yair is much wider than that between Mendes and McGregor. I think Mendes with a full camp might have fared better, but he'd still have gassed and been KOed. He was getting tagged constantly even in the rounds he won.
     
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