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Epic matchups that didn’t live up to the hype

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by Koro_11, Jan 12, 2020.

  1. Koro_11 Gold Belt

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    To me the one that comes to mind was Wanderlei vs Ricardo Arona. This was an epic matchup at the time, Wanderlei was in his prime and absolutely dominating his weight class. Arona was a beast with wins over Hendo, Ninja Rua, Mezger, Jeremy Horn, Sakuraba, and most people thought he beat Fedor Emelianenko and was robbed in the decision. He would also go on to crush Alistair Overeem in the first round, the man was a serious force in that division.

    I remember when they first met I was as pumped as one can be about a fight. Arona would go on to end Wanderleis streak of dominance at 205, and Wand would avenge the loss with a decision win of his own, but both of their fights kinda disappointed in the sense that there was not much epic or memorable moments. They each won a decision, and the only thing I can remember about either of those fights is Aronas leg kick that knocked Wand down.

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    Any other fights that looked killer on paper but the fight itself was pretty forgettable?
     
  2. Beherit Banned Banned

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    that was the resume of the fight btw ...
     
  3. podsox Gold Belt

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    Silva vs nick Diaz
     
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    comes to mind
     
  5. Koro_11 Gold Belt

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    Yes this one definitely, the just bleed god must have been drooling over the potential and in the end it turned out to be a staring contest. This is probably the best example.
     
  6. igorvswanderlei Αmateur Fightеr Banned

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    Rampage vs Rashad was so boring
     
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  8. MXZT Silver Belt Platinum Member

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    Crocop vs. Fedor - boring fight.
     
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    In a sense, Aldo vs Moraes is a fight that I thought would bring fireworks. It did, for about 20 seconds.
     
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  12. Koro_11 Gold Belt

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    Nah, although there was no finish that fight had some epic moments and both guys were pretty beat up after the fight and left it all in there.
     
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  14. MXZT Silver Belt Platinum Member

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    lol I was just kidding. It's one of the greatest fights of all time.
     
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    Those are some high quality gifs. I don’t remember there being that much action!!!
     
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    Hopefully it's going to take a few decades before we get a worst disappointment than Lewis vs Ngannou.

    Most of Nick's second UFC run was underwhelming.
     
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    BJ GSP 2.

    GSP ruined it with a gameplan.

    Further...USADA and Jackson's ruined everything.
     
  18. felmmando Red Belt

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    Henderson - Machida certainly wasn't what I expected.

    I've never understood why so many people liked Lidell - Silva. Maybe that puts me in the same company as the poster above who says Emelianenko - Cro Cop was boring,
     
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    Chuck vs Wand wasn't all that great and Rampage vs Rashad was a total dud.
     

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