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Fighters who skills are underappreciated/misunderstood?

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  1. KazDibiase "My style is kneeing people in the face."

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    For example Damien Maia, some feel like his style is boring while others are entertained by his supreme grappling skills.
     
  2. Tamriel Terror Silver Belt

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    GSP and MM. People didn't focus on just how good GSP's overall mma game was because he didn't take a lot of risks and went to decision a lot. People underappreciated MM because they see him as a "manlet"
     
  3. touchedbyjab Banned Banned

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    I think Dom's overall MMA game is undervalued. His standup is diverse, his reaction speed and head/body movement is great, and his wrestling and sprawls are on point. He is the decisionator, but he shows calculated aggresion in fights and isnt just a counter puncher or fight staller.
     
  4. Which Doctor The ATT Heel Stable/Faction Belt

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    Brock Lesnar. People don't want to recognize his skills because he hunts and he F5'd a shark.

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  5. Th3Sav4ge "ON CHRISTMAS?!?!"

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    i remember when everyone hated the way the diaz brothers threw punches.
     
  6. HHJ The Way the Truth and the Life of MMA

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    Well,the problem with Damien Maia is he is sunk if he cant get the fight to the ground. I love specialists,dont get me wrong...but i want to see better than that.
     
  7. Jimmy jump Banned Banned

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    Everyone knew how good his game was. A lot of people got bored with him because he turned into a safety first blanket when he was capable of Silva-esque finishes.
     
  8. fearoth Silver Belt

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    Glover
     
  9. kenCs Couches, couches, couches which one should I pick? Banned

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    Dominic Cruz, fighters will model themselves after him in the future. He will be labelled as GOAT by some in the future and I wont be surprised.
     
  10. Cozytoesflava Silver Belt

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    Tim Sylvia. People didn't like him because he was an oafish slob that was boring at times and shits himself. He did have talent though.
     
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    Definitely Cruz.
     
  12. discrawg Brown Belt

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    Pretty much every professional fighter by a huge amount of people.
     
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    Dan Severn , Jon Fitch , Dominick Cruz , Demian Maia.
     
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    Cormier is a huge one in my opinion
     
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    lots of idiots used to say lyoto ran all night
     
  16. Kelman Banned Banned

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    To pick out a specific aspect, I always thought Hendo's boxing was underrated. People often characterize him as some bar-room brawler, but he's capable of throwing really nice power-combo's with nice technique, and can set up or disguise his shots really well.
     
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    1. All wrestling based fighters.
    2. BJJ, Sambo and Judo practitioners that do not submit their opponent.
     
  18. AP_RESURRECTION Steel Belt

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    lots of fighters who lost recently - lots of times people pile on them and they dont get the benefit of the doubt for anything until they win again
     
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    The striking of Melvin Manhoef
     
  20. WandySaku2 Purple Belt

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    Say what they will about their size, but skill for skill, these two are as close to being a perfect fighter as it gets. It's unfortunate that they don't (and possibly won't) get their just due because they don't look like superheroes.

     

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