Has the window on Rory being a great closed?

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  1. Thesnake101

    Thesnake101 Think about it, it worth it.

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    For a long time he was hailed as the first of the new breed of MMA fighters, the guy who was going to be the next GSP or at the very least hold the belt for a bit, but unfortunately, such a thing did not happen. He ran into the wall of bricks known as Robbie Lawler on two occasions, and came up short.

    At this point, I don't even think he'll be holding the Bellator belt by the end of the year. He did carve out a good career, but I think the expectations were far too great for such a young guy (no Erick Silva comments allowed). I think he was a very good, but not great, fighter.
     
  2. EXOICHO

    EXOICHO Purple Belt

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    I think this year will likely determine it. If Rory can win the whole tournament he'll be arguably the 3rd best WW ever.
     
  3. Arrrrgh

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    i think he is a great fighter and one of the best we've seen.

    however he came oh so close but just short in almost every big fight hes had (not counting gegard). history will remember the red king but not because he wore the crown.
     
  4. mb23100

    mb23100 Gold Belt

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    He needs to come back and make another run in the UFC . Pay the man you pink goof.
     
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  5. jonathan274

    jonathan274 Firefly Belt

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    Hmmm reminds me of a certain hot young prospect...



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  6. Klaavical

    Klaavical Green Belt

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    Rory's mashed nose could be his only :eek::eek::eek::eek::eek: in the armour
     
  7. Andre Xiong

    Andre Xiong Red Belt Professional Fighter

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    It closed when Lawler opened his nose

    Then the terrible decision to move up to 185 for thrashing by his adopted father Mousasi
     
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    Never liked the guy

    Overrated like his other Bellator boy Mousasi


    Great fighters but not the best
     
  9. Slatersan

    Slatersan Purple Belt

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    If they built him up slower he couldve been. He wasnt ready for the big dogs when they threw him in there. Hes definitely past his prime. He seems too concerned about getting hit in the face these days because his nose has been smashed so many times.
     
  10. Ornife

    Ornife Green Belt

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    Rory really is young. We should give him time.
     
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  11. Thesnake101

    Thesnake101 Think about it, it worth it.

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    I will murder you.
     
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  12. Thesnake101

    Thesnake101 Think about it, it worth it.

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    Him fighting Condit so early was crazy, even if he was seconds away from getting the nod.
     
  13. ThatGuy7698

    ThatGuy7698 Eat, train, do the steroids, repeat.

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  14. Kwic

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    That destruction by Mousasi didn't help his stock that's for sure. I know different weight class but still.
    Hope he comes back strong.
     
  15. KingBeef

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    Whoa, whoa, whoa man!!!! Don't let the secret out on that young stud quite yet. Give him time and the world will then see.
    <{jackyeah}>
     
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    Very good assessment.
     
  17. DOMMA

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    Tough to say where Rory goes from here. For the most part, the competition sucks at Bellator, the best 170ers are all in the UFC. I think the wars with Lawler took their toll. He looked bad against Wonderboy and Mousasi. Tough guys to fight for sure but exposed Rory a little bit. I think his best days are behind him. Might be great at Belletor but he will be fighting guys that would not be in the top 10 in the UFC. Hopefully he can make some money and retire without to much damage.
     
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  18. HumanSandwich

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    Sadly, I think so. I'm a fan, and he has a great career despite not being in the "legendary great" category
     
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  19. chick magnet punk

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    Nah he'd still manhandle Woodley.
     
  20. Sapp

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    Hopefully not, but probably. His nose will likely end his career at some point.
     
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