Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by JustBleed69, Sep 26, 2021.
Who has a better 5 in a row than that?
Probably nobody. That's 3 opponents who are all time greats in the division and the other will probably become one in the future. All of them present different styles and are masters at atleast one MA.
That is not even close to as good.
RDA is a LW
Woodley was a champ so that's a good one
Covington is good but was never champ
Masvidal was a LW and never champ
Burns was a LW and never champ
Usman is amazing, but Volk has beaten all the GOAT candidates in his weight class at their own games.
Out struck Aldo and Holloway, out-grappled and outstruck Ortega.
No. Context diminishes Aldo and Mendes and Jose but its still a very good run
Definitely really solid, but none are as good P4P as Aldo and Holloway imo
Thats probably the one but *
Well then if you're gonna disect his wins like that lets do the same with Volk's.
You counted Holloway twice so that's 4 opponents in 5 wins not 5 different opponents.
Most people thought Max won the 2nd fight.
Chad Mendes was out of his prime. That was 2-3 years after his suspension.
Aldo was past his prime also.
Ortega is probably the best win.
Think Silva where he was at, Gastelum and Costa lose it for Israel tbf though Whittaker in particular is a great win, Romero was a very solid win too. Gastelum hasn't looked even half the fighter since that loss. Think Costa's massively overrated.
That version of Aldo beats Ortega.
I'd take these 5 over those 5
5 Hall of Famers IMO
Arlovski, Werdum, Reem, Dos Santos, Francis
Not bad but aside from Francis they were in their twilight years. Still for HW that's hard to top
Damn you, posted just before me while I was trying to argue my case.
I'll do anyhow. Holloway in my book is slightly better in name value than Jones' row above - just because he is that good and still has time to be the FW GOAT. Rua was hit and miss in the UFC, but was at it's best against Machida; Machida was on top; Rampage was on top; Rashad was on top; Vitor was on a good run. All of those guys are champions and legends of the sport.
Chad Mendes is one of those good guys, who would be forgotten. And he was nearly retired. Ortega is no GOAT contender and I could easily see him fade hard. Aldo is one of the greats, but Volk beat him in diminished, low volume state after Holloway beat him twice. So a bit of context is always needed. Because Jones beat all those guys soundly.
You can nit pick based on context with these too but it'd still be hard to top.
Not to be overly cynical but Jorge’s contention in the elite of the division was the biggest disgrace to the sport and made it look like a circus. Askren was so bad and overrated that he made Jorge look good...
That's not really a fair comparison.
Again, 2 GOAT candidates, 1 of them in their prime and the other not far removed from it.
0 goat candidates in the Usman run.
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