Would a prime Liddell be top 5 today?

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  1. nick jacoby

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    The thing is if you take any fighter when they were young and make them train like fighters do today...
    they would be different fighters. If Chuck was born in 1992 was 25 years old right now of course he would be training like a modern MMA fighter and would be a completely different fighter...

    But that's not what Im talking about. What Im asking is....

    If you took a prime Chuck Liddel... Somewhere between 2002 and 2005... When he was doing these things (gifs below)... with the skillset he had the time... Nasty Power, Great Chin, good sprawl , and amazing ability to get back to his feet... Would he be a top 5 LHW right now? I mean look at the divsion(posted below).. Dc would wreck him his wrestling and Gus would be a heavy favorite...but a prime Liddell would be competitive with the others in top 5 or 6 would he not.



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    DAMNIT.. can someone delete thi si posted in wrong forum
     
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    He would be top 5 for sure.


    MMA hasn't evolved much at all.


    At the lower level, sure. At the highest level.. Nah. Tim Sylvia would still wreck shit at HW and Couture, Tito, and Liddell would all 3 be top 10.




    Lower weight classes have evolved a bit more... but Faber could come back tomorrow and still be a top 10 FW.
     
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    ib313 Imagine a Dystopian UFC

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    Fuck yes
     
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    Top 5.... better question is could he be champ.
     
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    Of course
     
  8. nick jacoby

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    hahah i thought this thread died lol
     
  9. The Crow

    The Crow The truth is like a lion...

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    Hell yes. Chuck was a badass. Ko power and great tdd
     
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    I can't tell if this is sarcasm
     
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    I think McGregor beats him tbh.
     
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    Absolutely. I actually think the Gus fight would be more competitive than you think although I would probably have Gus winning. I would put prime Chuck around #3 with a chance to be the champ on any given night. That said if Rumble were still fighting I think he beats Chuck every single time.
     
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    I love that this is in the Mayweather/McGregor forum btw. So random.
     
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    Probably...he'd not be taken down by wrestling heavy LHW and clip them up like before. Champ is very possible with GOAT jones gone.

    DC vs prime Liddel Id pay 350 for
     
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    For sure. Chucks fucking awesome
     
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    Chuck would sleep him inside 3
     
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    Top 5 today...

    Yes, but that's because the LHW division is awful.

    205 was a way better division 10 years ago
     

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