Why do most people discredit Covington’s win over Maia?

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  1. Njmma209

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    I don’t believe Colby has earned himself a title shot. RDA hasn’t either. These two should’ve fought during Tyron’s layoff so he has no way to discredit the winner as the number one contender. Back to the topic.

    Colby did not get “lit up” by Maia on the feet. Maia had his most success in the opening minute where he landed good strikes because Colby was pressuring him hard with basically zero respect for his power or takedown threat. Colby was actually taking the fight to Maia, something respectable that most of his opponents shy away from. He mentally and physically broke Maia who was fresh off a title shot. At the end of the third round Maia looked like he had been beaten and mugged in an alleyway and the referee was extremely close to stopping to the fight.

    Dominating him in his home country after being showered by beer bottles, spit, and trash during his walkout makes the win even more impressive. Colby’s trash talk is forced and cringey. I don’t understand how that takes away from a great win against Maia. Discuss!
     
  2. MadDogMahoney

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    It's a legit win he just looked like shit. End of.
     
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  3. BBMN

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    I thought the consensus here, was that Colby had one of this best performances ever...?
     
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    He beat Maia straight, just wasn't anything special. He stopped Maia's takedowns, and beat him on the feet. Many strikers with good TD can do that to Maia. Still hope he gets the title shot against Woodley.
     
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    They don't like him.
     
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    Two graplers who cancel each other out is going to look like shit in a stand up fight.
     
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    Great tdd defense and fucked Maia up, but in the process, got bloodied up himself. The main thing people were criticizing him about was taking those shots from a bjj guy and that's why he doesn't get the credit for it.
     
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    People don't. It's just that Colby is the human embodiment of jock itch.
     
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    Cool.

    Edit: Except K1 Maia is a god.
     
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    No one discredits it. People just don't give a shit about Colby Cringe Covington
     
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    A win is a win, but you're delusional if you think Colby looked good. He's going to get exposed at the top when he's not fighting 41 year old specialists
     
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    Woodley looked more impressive against Maia, he dealt more damage by actually scoring a knockdown.

    dropping someone > superficial cuts in terms of damage
     
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    I hate his personality... I am not Brazilian but I hate motherfuckers who put down other people just for attention.. fuck him
     
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    Woodley vs Rory, RDA vs Colby.
     
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    Is everyone talking about Woodley? Cuz that adds up.
     
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    I think Covington's win over Maia got overshadowed by Covington's comments about Brazil (and his subsequent comments in the months and months after the fight).
     
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    Its because hes a douche bag.
     
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    Gentleman and Scholar detected.
     
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