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Instances when two legends collided early in their careers

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  1. JustOnce Always learning

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    What are the instances you can think of when two fighters fought early in their careers, and both of them became legends and had an amazing success in MMA?

    Max Holloway (7-2) vs Conor Mcgregor (13-2)
    BJ Penn (5-1-1) vs Takanori Gomi (14-1)
    Lyoto Machida (2-0) vs Rich Franklin (14-0)
    Vitor Belfort (4-0) vs Randy Couture (2-0)
    Vitor (5-1) vs Wanderlei (5-1)
    Hendo (7-0) vs Big Nog (6-0)
    Nick (8-2) vs Robbie (8-1)
    Frankie Edgar (5-0) vs Jim Miller (5-0)
    Karo (6-0) vs Sherk (7-0)

    Luke Rockhold (7-1) vs Jacare (14-2)
    Lombard (7-1) vs Gegard Mousasi(13-2-1)

    To a much lesser degree, since Lombard shit the bed when he got to the UFC, and Luke played around against Bisping and then got ktfo and never been the same.
     
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  2. JustOnce Always learning

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    Lightweight right now is just brimming with crazily talented prospects, so it's possible we can see something like this from the lightweight division right now, I mean down the road obviously we'd know.
     
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    CM Punk (0-1) vs Michael Jackson (0-1)
     
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    Jones vs Bader?
     
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    Nick Diaz vs Robbie Lawler?
     
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    Anderson vs. Chonan.
     
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    Hendo (3-0) vs Newton (4-1)
    Saku (2-1, 1 NC) vs Newton (4-2)
    Hendo (7-0) vs Nog (6-0)
    Ken Shamrock (0-0) vs Funaki (0-0)
    Royce (1-0) vs Ken Shamrock (4-0)
     
  8. JustOnce Always learning

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    That's a good one. Will add to the list
     
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  9. xn7 Red Belt

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    you making excuses for rockhold? played around? if anything he only beat weidman bc weidman was messing around.

    also.. rockhold a legend? LOL
     
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    no Weidman went full retard, that's why he lost. You don't take Rockhold lightly he's legit. Bisping on the other hand...he's a level or two below. But Bisping showed up, all the credit to him.
     
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    yeah they did go on to have great careers too
     
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    Rampage Jackson (0-0) vs. Mike Pyle (0-0)
     
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    Tito (5-2) Vs Wanderlei(11-2)

    Hall (4-0) Tkoed by The Christ (3-0)
     
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    Ricco fought AA 2 years into his MMA career.

    Not sure I'd call him a legend though, as he threw his talent away much earlier than he should have.

    Also, Coleman v Frye.
     
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    Damn didn't know that. Mike Pyle fought Jackson for his first fight, then fitch as his second. Damn. And he rncd Fitch too.
     
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    okay so full retard isn't as bad as playing around. got it. also.. you don't have to defend/like rockhold just bc you want his nuts.
     
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    I don't like him. I thought it's well know FACT that's what he did. Even DC would tell you that.
     
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    Fedor x Big Nog
    Werdum x JDS
    Hendo x Big Nog
    Hendo x Wand
     
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    I didn't say rockhold, i said you want his nuts.
     
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    What
     

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