"He won the belt off of Al Iaquinta"

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  1. PulsingJones Green Belt

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    Lots of disrespect towards Raging Al lately...

    People must've forgot he was on a 5 Winstreak before fighting Khabib, including a win over Jorge Masvidal.

    Then after his loss to Khabib, he went to dominate Kevin Lee for the second time. (Whom people cite as one of Tony's best wins)

    The man is tough as they come with a lot of heart.

    Just because you hate Khabib doesn't mean you need shit on unrelated fighters
     
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  2. Booksmasher Green Belt

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    Al is legit, just like todays whole UFC LW division. Its the best division. Making it to the top 15 (or maybe even just getting into the UFCs LW division) is more impressive than making it to the top 5 HW.
     
  3. greenhawk zzzz

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    He would've won the belt from Conor but he ducked him. Al was the only top rank fighter available after Tony and Holloway pulled out.
     
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  5. Noraaq Brown Belt

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    Al was on a tear before facing Khabib, 5-0 with 4 T/KOs and wins over Masvidal, Lee, Sanchez, lauzon..
     
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    lol @ citing the Masvidal "win". That was one of the worst robberies of the year if not the worst

    With that said Iaquinta is a really good fighter. Much better than OSP, Anthony Smith, LHW Shale, Reyes etc
     
  7. Kha'bless Orange Belt

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    Beating #11 Al is a better win than defending your title against Anthony Smith, FACT. LW is just way too stacked.
     
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  8. humdizzle Brown Belt

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    Conor ducked
    Tony tripped
    Max couldn't make the weight.

    Vacant title was on the line and had to be given to someone.

    Honestly though it doesn't matter. I have no reason to doubt that khabib would run through everyone at 155 easy.
     
  9. CodyMckenziesPrime Green Belt

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    Imagine if Al wasn’t just a part time fighter who sells real estate as a day job! Probably would of murked Khwab
     
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  10. Apollo33 Brown Belt

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    Shit happens, Alvarez got a title shot off of "wins" over Giblert and Pettis.
     
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    The Pettis fight couldve went either way and Eddie clearly beat Giblert 2-1

    Wasnt remotely the same as the Masvidal robbery. It was 2-1 Masvidal at worst
     
  12. The Chosen Brown Belt

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    It was moreso a ceremonial win... the division needed to move on
     
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    Raging is a great anti-wrestlers
     
  14. TFK20 Orange Belt

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    Reyes is far better than a mediocre real estate agent
     
  15. moreorless87 Straba

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    Iaquinta is a good example of people equating dislike for a fighter with that fighters not being that good, he was/is hated for coming across as a bit whiny and being in opposition to the UFC brand.
     
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    To be fair, its not so much the fans doing it. But it was also Gaethje and other fighters. Gaethje shitting on al which is pretty funny because al went 5 and gaethje only went 2 rounds.
     
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  17. cmw43 Bad Boys Club

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    He'd been out of the game as a realtor for two years, was prepared only for a three rounder and his only win in the previous three years was Diego Sanchez.

    He also got dominated by shot Cowboy after that Kevin Lee fight.
     
  18. PicoPulse Bellator Shill

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    Al did better then Dustin, Justin and Conor
     
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    People better not be booing Al. He fought his ass off!
     
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  20. KH4818 I'm the devil in the detail.

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    To be fair Max was pulled, wasn't like he ducked unlike the others mentioned.
     
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