Fighters that fought eachother who soon went on to become close training partners?

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  1. Alex and Jimi fought eachother not too long ago
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    Alex and Jimi are now in the same squad. Close friends
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    I love this shit. Other examples?
     
  2. Left Hook Lacy

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    Dont forget Gustaffson and Phil Davis.

    Fight each other prospect vs prospect on the prelims, start training together and both become contenders (or at least top 5 to top 10) later on.

    Thats pretty amazing when years later you look back at the resumes of contenders and find out or remember that they have fought already a looong time ago when they were stil prospects. Like if a McGregor vs Duffy rematch ever happened.
     
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    I like when fighters have enough control over their egos to allow them to train with guys who beat them.
    Not that it's necessarily rare. It's just a nice reminder that not everyone is a douche.

    Gus training (and becoming close friends with) Phil Davis after losing to him is one of the reasons I became a fan.
     
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    Cro cop and Pat Barry
     
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    Sonnen and Okami. After Chael schooled Thunder they quickly wound up training together.
     
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    BJ Hughes and that was after their trilogy was complete.
     
  8. Didnt Hughes and BJ spend some time together after they fought for like 3 times?

    Edit: yeah you nailed it Driven
     
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    Chael/Okami, they were even at peace with the fact that there was a good chance of the rematch happening but oddly enough it never did.
     
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    Rashad and Jones. Oh wait...
     
  11. Yeah. I feel like Hollaway and McG were prospects when they fought. Obviously McG fights at a higher level now but they both grown!
     
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    100% agree
     
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    Jimi was like throwing up on the 2nd pic :D
     
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    waldywaldy lol motherfuckers

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    Older wandy became much more friendly lol
     
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    Thiago Silva trained with Rashad after they fought though I thought Thiago should have won, he was beating Rashad up and all Rashad did was get takedowns and not do much with them.
     
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    Mike Brown and Yves Edwards. Brownie beat him in Bodog, then they became friends after that I believe. For a fighter, MTB is probably one of the nicer/funnier guys you could meet. You'd never think he was a fighter.
     
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    Totally agree with you, but I've never gotten used to this Unified system of judging.

    Thiago/Rashad was clearer to me than a Pride fight like Ninja/Hendo, where Ninja dominated positions on the ground and dominated almost the entire fight, but Hendo rocked him and almost put him away at the end.
    With Thiago/Rashad, I only remember Rashad getting a few TD's and being unable to even keep him down for long. And Thiago rocked Rashad badly in the 3rd round.
    Yea, IMO, a few seconds of actually fighting and almost finishing someone means way more than 12-14 minutes of "controlling the fight".
    I made a thread and got dubs over this one...
     
  20. So Fresh

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    lmao

    Conor already was a champion in another MMA org, he was 25 years old and he was not a prospect. Holloway was 20 when he started fighting in the UFC. Keep your delusional conor nuthuggery out of this threads pls.
     

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