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What would Derrick Lewis have to do for you to accept him as a GREAT fighter?

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by BigMuffler, May 21, 2018.

  1. BigMuffler

    BigMuffler Loli is love loli is life!

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    It seems like the consensus on Sherdog is that the Black Beast is merely a "good" fighter at best, and some won't even give him that. Assuming his style remains visually the same, which of the following would he have to accomplish for you to accept as a true great?

    1. Defeat Ngannou
    2. Defeat 2-3 top 5 fighters in his career
    3. Defeat 4+ top 5 fighters in his career
    4. Win the title
    5. Win the title and defend it at least once
    6. Win the title and defend it 2+ times
     
  2. funksoulbrother

    funksoulbrother I'm the guy that drinks the beer

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    Beat prime big nog
     
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  3. DarkneT

    DarkneT Bones is GOAT, change my mind Platinum Member

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    Up his meme game
     
  4. KB Warrior

    KB Warrior Brown Belt

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    Some more swangin, possibly some more bangin
     
  5. VitorReem

    VitorReem Geralt of Rivia

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    He’s not a great fighter.... so....nothing.


    He’s barely classifiable as a good fighter.
     
  6. Mmmmmmma1234

    Mmmmmmma1234 Brown Belt

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    I'll say 4 possibly 5 depending on the quality of champion he takes the belt from, you can't be great if you are a never was.
     
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    Arm Barbarian Steel Belt Platinum Member

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    Win the title, and defend it a few times.
     
  8. Slatersan

    Slatersan Green Belt

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    He wont get past #1
     
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    Persuadertron naw son

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    1) test positive for steroids
    2) become a capoeira fighter
     
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    Go deeper than he's ever gone.
     
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    CrimsonFan Gold Belt

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    I already think hes great
     
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    mb23100 Gold Belt

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    Anyone who KTFO of Travis Browne is great in my book
     
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    Fahcough Black Belt

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    Fail at 25 takedowns, then fall on his back and put legs in air. Makes you a great fighter round here.
     
  14. BigMuffler

    BigMuffler Loli is love loli is life!

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    I know you're being sarcastic, but YESSSSS! :D
     
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    BoD 2.0 Brown Belt

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    Becoming a great fighter would be a good first step.

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  16. MMAfanJabroniJew

    MMAfanJabroniJew Am the reel gold medal Olympic AAU chumpion

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  17. ThatGuy7698

    ThatGuy7698 Even when I'm wrong, I'm right.

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    Nothing, I already consider him a great fighter.

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    He’s boring to watch
     
  19. ookii

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    He gave up on the Hunt fight, got TKoed by Shawn Jordan and Koed my Mitrione. He needs a lot of work and hes not getting past Ngannou
     
  20. The_Renaissance

    The_Renaissance On, ahem, fleek

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    Derrick Lewis is fuckng brilliant, man.

    He's the modern era Tank Abbott with slightly more cardio and slightly more skill - and MMA NEEDS this kind of guy. Win or lose, he's entertaining and has killer instinct, he goes for broke. His fight vs Travis Browne was amazing, coz he looked outclassed for about 7mins then went absolutely silverback mental and scored one of the most savage KO's in recent memory. He's the kind of HW the sport needs, not based on skill, but based on excitement and that 'oh fuck' vibe.
     

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