All Time GOAT poll

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by Tachy, Feb 23, 2019.

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Who is the current GOAT

  1. GSP

    35.8%
  2. Fedor

    26.2%
  3. Silva

    8.6%
  4. Jones

    22.6%
  5. Johnson

    1.6%
  6. Other

    4.2%
  7. Aldo

    1.1%
  1. Kneeuinthenutz

    Kneeuinthenutz Steel Belt

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    There is no poll without Hendo on it.
     
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  2. Greco_Wiz

    Greco_Wiz Brown Belt

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    If he beats them convincingly he MAYBE enters the top 10.
     
  3. Phill

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    If Silva hung up the gloves after his fight with Nick Diaz, this poll would have very different results. No one dominated opponents with the ease and skill that Silva did. He went up in weight twice and again won in devastating fashion. His refusal to hang up the gloves and recent losses have tainted his legacy, but no doubt he is the GOAT with GSP a close second
     
  4. The Snox

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    Paul "The Polar Bear" Varelans was the all time G.O.A.T, don't let his record fool you, he was truely a skilled fighter.
     
  5. The Snox

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    GSP was quite boring and far from the most entertaining fighter but he Is still one of the best fighters of all time, you don't have to be entertaining to be good at your sport and win.
     
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  6. AnotherOldGuy

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    Boring is subjective in any case. Is soccer boring? Most North Americans say yes, most of the rest of the world say no. Is classical music boring? Most people say yes, but hundreds of millions still say no. GSP regularly sold 770+K PPV's, so obviously a lot of people didn't find his fights boring.

    Arguing about whether something or boring or not tends to get pointless quick -- its like arguing over what's the best flavor of ice-cream (which kids do regularly), in the end it comes down to "i like it" vs "I don't like it". The best you can do is to measure how many PPV's a fighter sold, and GSP, Anderson and Jones all sold about the same amount, so presumably they all had the same number of people who thought they were entertaining enough to pay $50 to watch them fight.
     
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  7. Intellidamus

    Intellidamus Brown Belt

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    As someone already said, it’s subjective. I personally found his skill set and intelligent approach to fighting very interesting. He was such a complete martial artist and dominate the majority of the time.
     
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    you know someone has achieved greatness when they are known by just one name.
     
  9. Intellidamus

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    Or it’s just a rather uncommon name and no last name is needed. Oh, other than Fedor Hernandez. Forgot about him.
     
  10. FadeLess

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    maybe, maybe you´re right. I know the feeling of not really believing in the opinion of MMA "fans" as most of them never even actually trained any kind of martial arts.
    And imo thats why maybe, just maybe, the most rational thing to do is to ask Anderson Silva, Minotauro, BJ Penn, Shogun, José Aldo, Cain Velasquez, Júnior Cigano, Mark Coleman, Kevin Randleman, Mousasi, CroCop, Couture, GSP ... you know, those guys, maybe their opinion actually counts. Ask them the same question, and who knows?! maybe all of them gave the same answer.
     
  11. Intellidamus

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    That’s a lot of work to reply to a joke. Just having fun with the one name thing. Fedor was fun to watch.
     
  12. FadeLess

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    it ok, no worries. I accept your seppuku.
    <{jackyeah}>
     
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  13. Intellidamus

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    Oh Jesus, kinda laughed at that. Either you have a good sense of humor or you’re mentally off like half of sherdog.
     
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    either way i have my moments :p
     
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    GSP was very entertaining if you're a fan of IQ as well as domination because he outsmarted and dominated each opponent he faced everywhere: stand up, clinch, grappling. If you're one of those people that says "stand em up" then lol but if you're not I seriously suggest you rewatch GSP's fights. He murdered matt hughes twice, BJ Penn, Josh Koscheck twice, choked out michael bisping after how many years, beat the shit out of dan hardy and jon fitch... Like he dominated, don't get fooled by the decisions
     
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    Always

    Jones
    GSP
    Anderson
    Fedor

    In the talk..
     
  17. AndersonSilva23

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    Khabib entering top 10 territory..

    As for the GOAT it’s Anderson Silva.
     
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    The goat is the guy that dominated with never getting popped, or dominated inside the testing pool, ie not in pride.

    So realistically thats GSP, but the best fighter on the list is Jon Jones.
     
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    you cant GOAT a fighter whos has any history of PED. no matter who. any fighter with PED history is automatically disqualifed just like any other sports
     
  20. ryan3434

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    Probably should do a redo poll and add kabob onto the list
     

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