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Has MMA really evolved?

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  1. LilNicky95 Black Belt

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    Current WW Champ: Usman

    More skilled than Prime GSP? That GSP had a much more diverse skill set.
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    Current MW Champ: Adensanya

    More skilled that Prime Andy? Laughable.

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    Current LHW Champ: Jan

    Prime Randy(bad stylistic matchup for Jan) or Prime Liddell(think of the Liddell that beat Overeem in Japan) would both have a great chance at beating Jan.
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    Current HW Champ: Francis

    There are about 5 HWs (at least) from the Pride glory days I could see taking Francis down and beating him.

    Rogan is fried out.

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  2. Only Here for Attachments Boomer Lives Matter Yellow Card

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  3. LilNicky95 Black Belt

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  4. Get To Da Choppa Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    Bro, the calf kick is the big evolution! Conor's calf turned into a balloon because of this!
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  5. NoStoneUnturned Purple Belt Platinum Member

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    MMA as a whole has drastically improved. MMA at Championship/GOAT level has only marginally (if at all) improved.
     
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    Thinly veiled Usman hate thread :rolleyes:
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  7. Sweater of AV Gold Belt

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    It's evolved but it hasn't improved in many cases. HW is the most glaring example.
     
  8. LilNicky95 Black Belt

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    In me suit pants.
     
  9. Fahcough Silver Belt

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    It takes much less talent/skill to be a champ now. Thank the women
     
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    Only some divisions have evolved. Welterweight has not. But others have and Anderson wouldn't be able to compete in today's Middleweight division
     
  11. LilNicky95 Black Belt

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    Not at all, I think Usman would beat GSP….too strong, too big…but GSP had a more variety of skills.
     
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  12. LilNicky95 Black Belt

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    GTFO here….OLD, WASHED UP Andy was knocking off “contenders” and looked evenly matched vs Adensanya at 40+.

    @TheSpider are you seeing this comment by a guy named “GOAT St. Pierre”…lol.
     
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  13. Clementine Hug Connoisseur

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    OK but the Usman fans are watching you :D
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    Thats a great way to put it.
     
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    Reminds me a bit of a young Smokin Joe
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    The current era hasn't caught up yet

     
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    Anderson had an amazing record of 1-7-1, he was totally knocking off contenders.
     
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    MMA has clearly evolved. I watch old fights on fight pass all the time. There's no question.

    Just 10-15 years ago we saw fighters get LnP'd or wall and stalled waay more often than we see now. Fighters seems to be more aware and less willing to chill in a position that won't give points.
    Fighters are also way more well rounded today than ever before. Fighters used to come from a discipline and stuck to that discipline.

    As a matter of fact, Buffer should stop introducing fighting styles. That shit is old school.

    Techniques that are standard today were rare to see not too long ago. Front kicks, jabs, calf kicks and even side to side movement was a rare thing when Machida was tearing up the LHW division for example.

    This shit is evolving.
     
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