Is Cowboy the greatest fighter EVER.....to never win a title?

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  1. flakxd

    flakxd Green Belt

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    Dude has 29 kickboxing matches......0 losses

    33 mma fights at the highest level.....only 6 losses.


    Fights on a weeks notice. Fights injured. Overall badass.


    1 loss was to the champ, Jamie Varner. Cowboy avenged that controversial split decision loss by beating Varner the next year.

    2 losses to another champ, Benson Henderson.

    1 loss to another champ, Anthony Pettis.

    1 loss to the guy who is the next potential champ, RDA (has the next title shot).

    And 1 loss to Nate Diaz when Cowboy should've never been allowed to fight that night, dude was hurt.


    Amazing career. Where does he rank at all-time LW if he were to retire tonight?
     
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    peralez** Purple Belt

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    I have become a fan, that is for sure
     
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    Degen Gambler Silver Belt

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    put uriah in the mix
     
  6. ufcfan4

    ufcfan4 Can't Andle The Riddum

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    He's a legend of MMA in my opinion. Great mentality, entertaining style, and has beaten some very tough opponents.

    Look at his run now- Dunham, Martins, Barboza, Miller, Alvarez, Jury

    that's a hell of a run- not a slouch in that group even with the two mid-tier guys (both Martins and Dunham have a reputation of being very tough and they both stopped).

    I'm torn on the fight. Always root for Bendo and yet I really don't want to see Cowboy lose.
     
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    SandWedge White Belt

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    Watched Cowboy in-person when he whipped Jeremy Stephens for 3 rounds. then after the fight, i comes out that he was in the hospital a week earlier with twisted intestines, UFC told him not to fight, he still did and kicked ass.
     
  9. cgold21

    cgold21 Purple Belt

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    umm. long time champion
    he didn't say ufc title
     
  10. caesar

    caesar Brown Belt

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    Greatest fighter 'ever' would still mean having a legit win over guys at the top of the lw division, but Cerrone's never beaten any of them, and the Pettis fight shows just how much of a gap there is between him and Cerrone.

    Props to Cerrone for beating Eddie Alvarez the way he did, I thought Eddie would out box him and at least check a few leg kicks lol.
     
  11. trblesome1

    trblesome1 Silver Belt

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    Ok champ
     
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    Codpiece I was penetrated by a 9’ Johnson

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    Guys saying Faber: he won the WEC belt, at the time that was the best belt around. He doesn't count.
     
  14. Aerose91

    Aerose91 Brown Belt

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    Faber was a long reigning champion
     
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    muaythaibeast Brown Belt

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    Mirko Cro Cop?
     
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    If we talk about UFC belt only, I'll go with Faber. Otherwise,yes.
     
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    HockeyBjj Putting on the foil

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    Fugazi Brown Belt

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    This is distinctly Cowboy 2.0 after the RDA fight and if you weren't a fan of him before you gotta respect that he embodies what fighting is about now.
    He'll fight anybody, anywhere and clearly at any time and always puts on a show.
    He may never win a belt but he'll be one of those guys that's talked about years after he's done fighting.
    Excellent fighter, excellent career.
     
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    Slayed Brittney Palmer pre-plastic surgery too.
     
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    The Green Lantern Beware My Power...

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