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Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by abrasion, Aug 17, 2015.

  1. abrasion

    abrasion Ancient one

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    With an unblemished record of 13-0 Chris is already one of the most dominant fighters the sport has seen. Now at 31 years of age one could assume he is nearing the homestretch on his career. So lets say he fights, and beats, rockhold, Romero, and jacare effectively cleaning out the division (a murderers row for sure) and retires undefeated at 16-0. Would he have done enough to be considered the hands down, no doubt at all, the greatest of all time?
     
  2. Taric

    Taric Gold Belt

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    As a big Weidman fan, nobody with 16 victories can be considered the greatest of all time.
     
  3. BigMuffler

    BigMuffler Loli is love loli is life!

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    If Jon Jones comes back and gets a few more good victories, no.

    Jones wins - Shogun, Rampage, Rashad, Vitor, Bader, Machida, Gus, DC, Glover, (hypothetical) DC 2, Rumble, Cain or someone at HW

    is better than

    Anderson, Anderson, Machida, Vitor, Rockhold, Jacare, Romero

    Same goes for Aldo if he beats McGregor, Holloway/Oliveira, Frankie 2 or Mighty Mouse, (flame away) Ronda etc.

    Edit - Fedor would still be greater as well. Also Jones with his current resume is already better than hypothetical Weidman thinking about it.
     
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  4. youngda9

    youngda9 Purple Belt

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    No...just no.

    FEDOR > JBJ > The rest
     
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    Fbed Luna Belt Platinum Member

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    No. He would easily be the MW GOAT but still behind Fedor, GSP, and Jones all time.
     
  6. waldywaldy

    waldywaldy lol motherfuckers

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    jei Danger Zone Admin Staff Member Forum Administrator

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    This isn't Highlander. You don't become the goat by beating the goat.

    Silva or fedor or Jones stand alone, depending on who you ask.
     
  8. abrasion

    abrasion Ancient one

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    So say he did what I suggested in my op, retired, then came back and beat Jones in a super fight. Would that 17-0 record be enough?
     
  9. Treestump123

    Treestump123 White Belt

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    The UFC GOAT for sure
     
  10. BuffaloEmperor

    BuffaloEmperor Brown Belt

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    Maybe the GOAT Middleweight . Not THE GOAT.
     
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    jei Danger Zone Admin Staff Member Forum Administrator

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    Too many what ifs, this hypothetical stuff is destined for the wasteland.
     
  12. Treestump123

    Treestump123 White Belt

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    By that time Jones would be a HW
     
  13. elchurro

    elchurro Green Belt

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    ha, Anderson holds the record for longest all-time UFC win streak (16), Weidman is at 9.

    ask again in a couple of years.
     
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    Wow didnt realize weidman was 31 already.
     
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    If he finishes cleaning out MW and moves up to do pretty well at LHW, like top 3-5ish, then yes I would put him in the running for GOAT.
     
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    K1MMA Saku Belt

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    Silva, Machida, Romero, Jacare and TRTless Vitor were all 35-40 years olds.

    Maybe if they were all in their prime time, but even then it's a stretch.
     
  17. Slapchoppin

    Slapchoppin Brown Belt

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    he won't retire until he's moved up and cleaned out LHW then HW

    then he cuts a leg off and cleans out WW
     
  18. Liquid Smoke

    Liquid Smoke Great artists steal™

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    Weidman will fight until he's 40. He'll have ups and downs. Right now he's pure beast.
     
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    SuperiorHands Purple Belt

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    Undefeated at 16-0... he could fight twice a year and still have over 20 wins by mid 30s. If he stays reasonably health there is not reason why he isn't still winning at 35, it's not like he is going through ridiculous five round wars every fight.
     
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    After he defeats Jacare, Rockhold and Romero, I rate his wins > Anderson's
     

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