Can We Clear Up Definition Of Superfight Please?

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  1. Ridian

    Ridian Lifelong Combat Sports Fan

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    It DOES NOT mean simply two champs from diff weight classes fighting one another.

    It should only be reserved for two DOMINANT, LONG REIGNING, SUPERSTAR, FAN FAVORITE champs fighting one another or something close to that
     
  2. YeahNo

    YeahNo Purple Belt

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    agreed
     
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    Reach4theSky Playin' a riddim

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    I'm good with that..
     
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    *or a fight involving Conor at a class other than 145
     
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    Breaking One shall stand, and one shall fall.

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    They're so rare in MMA, what difference would it make?

    The closest thing to a superfight we've had in the UFC is Penn vs. Hughes.

    It probably qualified even under your strict definition, but what else would?
     
  7. YeahNo

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    They're supposed to be rare.
     
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    yookfarb Red Belt

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    no it wouldn't Penn wasn't even a UFC champion certainly not a dominant fan favorite superstar... not to mention a massive underdog

    GSP/Penn 2 that's it
     
  9. Cygnus-X

    Cygnus-X Red Belt

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    The definition of a superfight is that it's a fight we were all clamoring to see years ago but never happened until one or both fighters completely lost their luster.
     
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    blazerkor Purple Belt

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    I agree completely and the UFC doesn't do "superfights" for anyone except established champions. Obviously they just do whatever Conor wants but even if he fought RDA it wouldn't have been anything super, dude hasn't even defended his title once. Now DJ v Cruz would be super spectacular and even though Cruz hasn't defended too many times, as long as it's for Cruz's belt it's a super fight to me.
     
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    This was a legit superfight...

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  12. Breaking

    Breaking One shall stand, and one shall fall.

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    Yeah, I know that. But they're so rare that they're almost nonexistent. For that reason, having an even stricter definition makes no sense.

    In other words, the loose definition and the strict definition covers the exact same number of cases....

    1

    So changing the definition wouldn't change which fight(s) we are talking about.
     
  13. Breaking

    Breaking One shall stand, and one shall fall.

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    Yeah, I almost mentioned this, but it was SUCH A SHITTY FIGHT... Somehow I feel like it just doesn't count in hindsight.
     
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    johnnyroastbeef Banned Banned

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    funny how the midgets want to get paid now that mcgoat is made
     
  15. manapua

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    How often does this happen where champion vs champion is not a superfight?
     
  16. HaikenEdge

    HaikenEdge Rationality will win the day.

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    Wouldn't it also work for any match between two overwhelming popular fighters? I'm not talking about two fights that just hardcore fans like, but two fighters who everybody, even casuals, know and like.
     
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    Wanderlei vs Lidell
    Silva vs Diaz
    Bisping vs Henderson

    For me it's just seeing two proven top level warriors go for it. It's a fight that raises interest to a high level and does not need a title involved. I guess it's best if happens when they are at the top of their game but that's not often. Maybe a fight that wouldn't normally occur?
     
  18. MMAfanboy4life

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    I agree that Penn-GSP 2 was a superfight, and I think any champ vs champ bout should be viewed as a superfight, regardless of number of title defenses from either fighter. I actually prefer there to be as few defenses as possible, because the more title defenses a fighter has, the least likely he is to challenge/accept a challenge from a champ from a different weight class.
     
  19. bubbleboyjones

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    That was even a weak superfight. GSP fought Penn less than 3 years between that fight and Penn had 1 title defense at LW. The reason why it was so intriguing was of what Penn did to GSP in the first fight.


    Really a true superfight in MMA would have been GSP vs Silva or Jones vs Silva.
     
  20. YeahNo

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    Regardless of whether you liked the fight, Penn vs GSP meets the definition. And, there were several of those.
     

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