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Chandler has a single top 10 win his entire career

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by JustOnce, Oct 29, 2020.

  1. JustOnce Itami

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    It looks like UFC overpayed him possibly, thus pushing this guy hard. This guy got ktfo by a featherweight two fights ago. Lost twice to Will Brooks in his absolute prime. Has a single top 10 win in his entire career. Nobody knows how this guy will look like with USADA either.

    If you ask me, I think Michael Chandler on paper matches up as well as anybody does at LW against Khabib, better than Justin does because if you don't use it you lose it and Chandler does wrestle in his fights, but I think depending on the match up UFC gives him, he might lose his first fight in the UFC.

    Chandler is pretty good, but if he gets a title shot, it'd be pretty fucked up. There's no way no how he deserves that. I think he should work his way up from the bottom of the top 10 at the very best. And if he does, I think it's more likely than not he never gets the title shot, but if you gift him the title shot, he's talented enough to always show up and beat anyone at LW.
     
  2. NationWideNinja Brown Belt

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    Feels like another Askren signing story.
     
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  3. Cpt Migraine Never out of likes..

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    This is a questionable signing honestly..
     
  4. Derbemag Green Belt

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    Chandler v. Hooker would be ok.
     
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  5. TR1 Red Belt

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    Him and Conor share something then (@ LW)
     
  6. ScarfaceJr All praise honor & glory to the most High

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    shoulda picked up Pitbull instead tbh
     
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  7. 13Seconds Gold Belt

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    Chandler is legit. Not sure if he's elite but he's here to find out.
     
  8. wisdom blows Gold Belt

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    Chandler is elite. LW is such that unless you’re Khabib, you’re gonna win some and lose some. I’m sure Chandler will be no different. He finished prime Alvarez. Eddie won the UFC belt and finished Gaethje. We know Chandler is at least UFC level.
     
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  9. KevinLee ✮ ✮ RICH KING LIVING IN JEI'S HEAD✮ ✮

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    No its not lol. How could signing one of the best if not the best LW outside the UFC be questionable?
     
  10. D 1 Wrestler Look up to me

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    One more than Islam
     
  11. EndlessCritic Steel Belt

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    Which is his top 10 win? The Benson win in 2016 or the Alvarez win in 2011?

    According to Fightmatrix both were ranked #5 in the world when Chandler beat them.

    http://www.fightmatrix.com/fighter-profile/Eddie+Alvarez/21242/ (October 2011 ranking)
    http://www.fightmatrix.com/fighter-profile/Ben+Henderson/38348/ (October 2016 ranking)

    Patricky Freire was ranked #10 according to Fightmatrix the last time he fought Chandler:

    http://www.fightmatrix.com/fighter-profile/Patricky+Freire/30913/ (April 2019 ranking)

    Conclusion: This entire thread is nonsense.
     
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  12. bigconan Banned Banned

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    conor beat the world champion.
     
  13. Dirge Gold Belt

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    How is it remotely similar? Askren was retired for over a year and a half before he joined the UFC. The first thing he did after leaving the UFC was get major hip surgery, something he needed before (and part of why he retired from One FC).

    He had a laundry list of injuries from a lifetime of wrestling that had him leave a very lucrative career in One FC literally getting paid hundreds of thousands to can crush.

    Askren when he was trying to get into the UFC back in 2012 would have been interesting. The guy that took his last chance at fighting in the UFC was nothing like he was years before.

    Chandler on the other hand his been very active, win or lose and is ostensibly in his prime right now.
     
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  14. EndlessCritic Steel Belt

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    lol prime Askren absolutely mauled Koreshkov and Lima. It's absurd that people disrespect him.
     
  15. pride_rules Brown Belt

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    win win for the ufc
    chandler wins and is legit. ufc wins
    chandler loses and looks bad- ufc looks superior and also wins
     
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  16. Portland8242 Black Belt

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    been saying it since the start that I think Chandler's gonna get chewed up by the top-10
     
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    Think he's better than Alvarez but then again Alvarez did get rocket boosted to that title shot. Probably top 5 can see him beating Conor. Thing with him and Alvarez it's cause they are big stars in the B promotion they have more leverage than objectively better fighters who are in the UFC. They aren't just paying for Chandler they are paying to take him away from Bellator.
     
  18. applesbananas Brown Belt

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    You don't know anything about MMA. Chandler is a great fighter. He may not be championship material, or even top 5 in the UFC, but he is definitely skilled and worthy of being there.
     
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  19. stipeszn Green Belt

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    Is Chandler almost 2 years removed from retiring from the sport with a bad hip to boot? Askren was set up to fail.
     
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  20. Emjay I'LL BE RIGHT THERE!!! DON'T KILL HIM!!!

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    Rankings don't matter
     

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