Why McGregor will never be an MMA great.

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by whitebelt4life, Oct 18, 2018.

  1. whitebelt4life

    whitebelt4life Orange Belt

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2015
    Messages:
    430
    Likes Received:
    661
    This is mixed martial arts people. You can't be a great, goat or a legend without being well rounded in all areas. All of these fighters, who are frequently mentioned as all-time greats are good with their hands and also solid on the ground.

    - Jon Jones
    - GSP
    - Anderson Silva
    - Fedor
    - Khabib

    McGregor is a one-dimensional boxer and as Khabib has proven, Conor's even over-rated in that area.
     
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2018
    azhiker, Korolla, xDogá and 67 others like this.
  2. Theproof

    Theproof Brown Belt

    Joined:
    May 25, 2014
    Messages:
    3,588
    Likes Received:
    5,170
    This is true
     
    Korolla, xDogá, Flokk and 30 others like this.
  3. Luke Rockhold's Chin

    Luke Rockhold's Chin Yellow Belt

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2018
    Messages:
    153
    Likes Received:
    503
    Just lol @ mention Khabib in the same breat as Jon Jones, GSP, Fedor, and Silva
     
  4. gb@Trumpski

    [email protected] Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2017
    Messages:
    2,013
    Likes Received:
    2,850
    Khabib got putt down on his ass my the worst striker in MMA history. A glass jaw one dimensional, flat track can beater with no top 5 wins.
     
  5. whitebelt4life

    whitebelt4life Orange Belt

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2015
    Messages:
    430
    Likes Received:
    661
    I agree he doesn't deserve to be there yet...just mentioned him because he just humiliated a man many here think is a legend, Conor.
     
    Korolla, vadrigar, CPH and 4 others like this.
  6. ImNotSurpisedDonks!

    ImNotSurpisedDonks! Silver Belt

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2016
    Messages:
    14,726
    Likes Received:
    19,147
    Why do I feel like your AV makes it impossible for you to not be biased?
     
    xDogá, Glutamis, MMACroatia and 30 others like this.
  7. ElCucuyChampStuffOnly

    ElCucuyChampStuffOnly Yellow Card Yellow Card Banned

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2018
    Messages:
    423
    Likes Received:
    221
    Khabib isn't an all time great, he is good at lightweight only.

    All time greats like Cormier can fight at two weights and win belts, or else dominate a division for years like GSP and Aldo. Khabib won't dominate lightweight for years in my opinion with his struggle with the weight cut. Nor will he be a double champ.

    Khabib would get outlanded 30 strikes to one off of Woodley so I'd reevaluate your opinions about him being a GOAT. He has short chicken arms.

    If he's such a good wrestler why not move up and wrestle Woodley, why not is because he would get iced.

    Romero is much more dangerous than Khabib too in my opinion and Whittaker too.
     
    cmw43 and Alpha_T83 like this.
  8. paynebringer

    paynebringer Black Beast Silverback Ice Cold Steel Belt...♠♠♠

    Joined:
    May 28, 2007
    Messages:
    32,285
    Likes Received:
    37,256
    Location:
    2018 Russian Maul dr & Conor Crushed way
    Now tell me something I don't know...
     
    Oooxente likes this.
  9. ChrisPalmquest

    ChrisPalmquest Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card Yellow Card Banned

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2018
    Messages:
    819
    Likes Received:
    3,391
    He's already taken too many L's in his prime
     
    Ogata, John makfresshi, Lando and 8 others like this.
  10. Irresponsible Dad

    Irresponsible Dad Living vicariously though a masterless Samurai

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2016
    Messages:
    574
    Likes Received:
    1,376
    Location:
    USA
    Money talks. He will be remembered over all on your list.
    [​IMG]
     
    GhostNote and JonahsGrim like this.
  11. NotoriousMillions

    NotoriousMillions 27-1

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2016
    Messages:
    14,295
    Likes Received:
    17,172
    Location:
    Hater's Heads
    Conor haters can't tell the truth. It's so sad.
     
  12. Rudeboyben84

    Rudeboyben84 Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2013
    Messages:
    2,040
    Likes Received:
    782
    No one really thinks he is the level of GSP/Jones/Silva/Fedor. Never has been, never will be.

    He gets shit on far to much for being one dimensional though. I was impressed he stopped takedowns and defended well on the ground.

    Really surprised that after a massive lay off going straight in against the champ, an unbeaten, bigger man with a style he struggles with he isn’t getting some praise. Ring rust is real. I think he could win the fight a lot of UFC fans didn’t expect he would even take.
     
    MMACroatia, zigzagman, cmw43 and 8 others like this.
  13. Venom

    Venom Lurker since '09

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2016
    Messages:
    11,062
    Likes Received:
    13,375
    Location:
    Indianapolis, IN
    If he was a one-dimensional boxer he'd have been submitted immediately in every fight. Tell me this: are Khabib's other oppnents 1 dimensional as well?

    Well-rounded can mean you are proficient in all areas...it does not mean you have nothing in the others. And you don't need to be well rounded to be an all-time great.

    Conor ran through the featherweight division and dropped Mr. Well Rounded Eddie Alvarez with strikes.
     
  14. whitebelt4life

    whitebelt4life Orange Belt

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2015
    Messages:
    430
    Likes Received:
    661
    People with no money overrate money. Rhonda went into a deep, dark depression after her first loss even though she was rich. If Conor's so happy with his money now, why is he drinking 24/7?
     
  15. peacemaster

    peacemaster Black Belt

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2013
    Messages:
    5,372
    Likes Received:
    5,676
    Remind me who has beaten khabib?
     
  16. Adjutant

    Adjutant Yellow Card Yellow Card Banned

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2010
    Messages:
    2,734
    Likes Received:
    4,485
    I hate to break it to you but he is universally regarded as an MMA great by professionals in the field.
     
  17. Dbreiden83080

    Dbreiden83080 Steel Belt

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2007
    Messages:
    27,618
    Likes Received:
    17,862
    Location:
    Bluffton, SC
    9-2 in the UFC
    Won 2 belts
    Knocked out the FW GOAT in 13 seconds.
    Knocked out the LW champ with ease..

    Yes he is an MMA great.. And likely not done. He will win more big fights..
     
  18. Adjutant

    Adjutant Yellow Card Yellow Card Banned

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2010
    Messages:
    2,734
    Likes Received:
    4,485
    Hey Mysqueerio/Joyce Hace.
    In case you werent sure. You suck at being a human being
     
    DaPhillirican and Shamrocker like this.
  19. Irresponsible Dad

    Irresponsible Dad Living vicariously though a masterless Samurai

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2016
    Messages:
    574
    Likes Received:
    1,376
    Location:
    USA
    Your reply has nothing to do with the topic and Rhonda is considered by many to be on that list.
     
    Marc Trottier and Adjutant like this.
  20. whitebelt4life

    whitebelt4life Orange Belt

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2015
    Messages:
    430
    Likes Received:
    661
    So, who has he subbed or out-wrestled?
     

Share This Page