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Did The Mcgregor Fight Ruin Cowboy's Legacy?

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by bogeyj, Sep 16, 2021.

  1. bogeyj Yellow Belt

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    Cowboy was a well-liked fighter before the Mcgregor fight, on his way to legendary status. that fight though really destroyed his image; he went from being seen as an iron man and a tough guy, to being considered a joke, a company man, someone who could possibly take a dive. Dude lost like 5-6 in a row now since <Grimes01>

    Went from top 5 in the division (before the Ferguson fight) to not mentioned at all l@nd0
     
  2. JustOnce Itami

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    Never liked him, but no.
     
  3. WuDi Blue Belt

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    Yup, it definitely stained him.
     
  4. TempleoftheDog Red Belt

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    He’s never been more than a second or third tier fighter. A guy that always choked in the biggest fights. But, when he came out and said he was going to give the fans what they wanted in the Conor fight (promising to keep it standing). I just knew the fight was a farce. I won’t say he took a dive, but he clearly only showed up for the pay cheque and to make Conor look good.

    I didn’t ever need to see him fight again after that fight.
     
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  5. Mr.Maelstrom Random Flex Belt

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    The Nate fight was imo
     
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  6. Morning Star Silver Belt

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    Literally did nothing. Dude got starched by Till and Pettis before so it wasn't like it was the 1st time.
     
  7. Reign009 Not sure if serious.

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    Can we just appreciate fighters like Cowboy?

    FFS, not everyone is going to be champion but Cowboy was willing to fight anyone, fought often, was always exciting, and rarely (if ever) made any excuses.

    If you're a fight fan, just understand how lame it would be without guys like this, if everyone was so worried about losing and concerned with protecting their legacy.
     
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  8. StoneColdSteveAustin Silver Belt

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    What legacy?


    Losing to Till is a much bigger knock on “his legacy”
     
  9. Siver! Green Belt

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    If you're not sure what Cowboy's legacy and importance is to MMA and the UFC, I'd like you to remain in the dark forever.

    Yeah, sure, losing to Conor ruined his legacy ;););););););););)<Moves>
     
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  10. animepro White Belt

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    There was really no coming back from that
     
  11. Carrotman23 Of Rivia

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    fucking love that fight
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  12. HaulParris Gold Belt

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    Cerrone was always an also-ran / never-was, even in the WEC days - that whole LW division was basically him, Bendo, Pettis, and Varner, and he couldn't get it done then. He was losing the Varner fight because he couldn't stop the takedown, and lost both the Bendo fights. He beat a shot Varner, with no belt on the line, in a rematch, who has gone somwthing like 4-7 after that before retiring.
    Fast forward 10 years, and for all of his 8-fight win streaks / fighting five times a year, he still doesn't show up to the big fights. It was maybe purely a mental issue early on, but now that inability to pull the trigger on the big stage is combined with years of serious damage (including the surgeries from his extreme sports outside the cage), and the results are clear.
     
  13. El Panteron Purple Belt

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    Never quite liked him due to his fake cowboy shitck (he's a trust fund kid) and apparently he's a shit person.

    But his skill is undeniable, for a time he was up there among the best lightweights, has excellent wins like Eddie Alvarez and Barboza - not counting the Bendo one which was a robbery (ironically). Brushing him off for a bad loss at 37 years of age is nonsense.
     
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  14. Krixes The Undefeated Gaul Platinum Member

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    No... It's well known to rush Cowboy and put him out early. Cerrone is still the man, he gave us great fights, even on short notice....
     
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  15. Thrawn33 JUST BLEED Belt

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    You fuckers need to put some hespect on the name of Saint Cowboy From Hell....
     
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  16. Rozko Black Belt

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    Not really, Cowboy has always been a great fighter that manages to shit the bed in the biggest fights. The Mcgregor fight was simply just more of the same and a perfect storm to get blasted while well outside of his prime.
     
  17. SherdogFan23 Brown Belt

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    No. Cowboy was already past prime and playing gate keeper. Look at the statistics and you will find Cowboy near the top on striking and finishing fights. In his younger days he volunteered for fights with almost no time off and gave us great fights on a huge number of them.... He deserves to be in the Hall of Fame more than some belt holders.
     
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  18. SherdogFan23 Brown Belt

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    Not true. He won the second Bendo fight.
    He has also showed up with no time off on multiple fights. He saved Dana and the UFC on numerous occasions.
    He is at the top or near it on the leader board on statistics for striking and finishes...very exciting fighter.
     
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  19. HaulParris Gold Belt

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    @SherdogFan23 If I remember correctly, he lost a decision to Bendo for thd interim WEC belt, then lost by armbar in a rematch on the one and only WEC PPV, then won a close decision in a trilogy fight in UFC like 7 years later, right before Bendo went to Bellator.
     
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  20. D'z Me against 40 of you?...A fair fight! -Big L

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    His legacy as a journeyman/gatekeeper? Idgi.

    <{vega}>
     
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