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Have we reached Peak MMA?

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by JohnMangala, Feb 5, 2020.

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When was peak MMA?

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  1. JohnMangala Purple Belt

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    In terms of technique, athletes, or media. Some argue peak MMA was in the past (2005) with Fedor, Cro Cop, and Big Nog. Others argue MMA hit it’s peak now with Conor, and Ronda in terms of money. Or it is the future with the arrival of more A level athletes?
     
  2. Wizzlebiz Wizzlebiz is the Wizziest

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    Gotta hope it's in the future.

    Because if it's now in the WWE era that's just sad.
     
  3. Connor McGregor Banned Banned

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    Future, as training methods, video, techniques, tactics, coaching and all accumulated knowledge continues to evolve.
     
  4. DS66 Brown Belt

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    Basically all sports evolve and continue to get better over time as athletes, technique, and training methods continue to improve. Any answer other than "future" to this question is ignorant to how the world works.
     
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    Sadly, I think we're slowly passing peak right now.
     
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    Past in terms of being able to juice tf out but in terms of technique it's still improving
     
  7. DeathStroke Purple Belt

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    Someone post that picture of Prime cain, Jones, prime andy, GSP, Frankie, Aldo, and cruz. I'd pick every single one of those guys over current champs with the exception of frankie.

    Edit: Gonna try this from my phone. Not sure it worked.
     

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    Anderson & GSP probably, very much doubt the rest.
     
  9. PulsingJones Purple Belt

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    In terms of technique? Not even close. Fighters continue to learn from each other and incorporate new techniques in their arsenal.
     
  10. The Diplomat Peace Among Worlds

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    Maybe not in terms of technique, but we've definitely passed the point of stacked cards and champs fighting more than once or twice a year.
     
  11. 5thDimensionMMA Purple Belt

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    All those guys you described have crappy compared to the top fighters today.It is evolving..
     
  12. Zebra Cheeks 2 Cheeks And A Soda Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    What can I say, I’m an optimist
     
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    you fool!

    MMA hasn't even begun to peak!

    When MMA peaks, trust me, you'll feel it.
     
  14. William Huggins Red Belt

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    I wouldn't say that, look at Muay Thai, I give the top 10 fighters of the Golden era better odds at smashing the current top 10 at their weight class.........
     
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    Past or future. The current amount of amateur level names on roster is killing the average
     
  16. JohnMangala Purple Belt

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    I’m surprised there’s not even a single vote for present as of yet. The Conor/Ronda era got MMA mainstream.. for sure I would think some people consider MMA to peak in terms of profit with Conor/Ronda.
     
  17. TeenageMutantLesnarTurtle Brown Belt

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    So are boxers better today than they were in the 80s? are kickboxers better than they were in the 90s and 00s?
     
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    MMA is akin to Jon Jones as its forever pulsing
    <JonesLaugh>
     
  19. William Huggins Red Belt

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    Skills and trainers are lost with time no amount of YouTube will save that. I would say it will continue to have its ups and downs, just like most sports
     
  20. DS66 Brown Belt

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    On average, most likely. But you can give it more time that that. The boxers in 2080 will assuredly be much stronger, faster, and better than boxers in 1980, just like how the boxers in 1920 can't even compare to the boxers today (most HW's were under 200 pounds back then).

    Particularly with a sport as young as MMA, the improvements will be even more fast and noticeable.
     

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