Is gus the most overrated fighter of all time?

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  1. Ivancho

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    best win: shogun past his prime (UD), nearly 40 years old teixeira
    -0 punching power
    - 7 fights in 6 years
    - lost to phil davis in 1st round
     
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    He is going to have that defining moment the same way Chael does.

    His biggest claim to fame is being the guy to ALMOST beat Jon Jones.

    Just like Chael's claim to fame is being the guy to ALMOST beat Anderson Silva.
     
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    Possibly. He is the closest man to have ever beaten Jon Jones however.
     
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    Gosh that’s wrong.
     
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    Again wrong. Hate him all you want the man beat some good fighters. Gus? No not really.
     
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    Renan Barao?

    A few years ago Dana was selling him as the potential GOAT
     
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    This and bones goat
     
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    Gus is a top fighter who hasn't beaten the very best in his division, but is usually competitive against them and beats the rest. Part of it is timing. Jones got to fight the old guard: Rampage, Shogun, Lyoto, Rashad and Vitor. Gus would've been favored against all of those, yet he got Davis, Manuwa, Thiago, Glover, Rumble, Jones and DC instead, with Shogun being the only guy of those he got.
     
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    He nearly beat Jones, but its kind of weakened by Jones beating the fuck out of him in the rematch

    He was so inactive and the division was so thoroughly wrecked that we’ll never know how good he was at his peak, because it fees like his peak has passed
     
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    but neither hardcores nor casuals think Gus was all that great. Tons of idiot casuals think Conman is GOAT when in reality he got massive push at 145, dodged Frankie. Then maybe Alvarez took dive after he went 1-1 against gatekeeper level LW.
     
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    Who overrates him?
     
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    Ronda followed closely by McGregor. Both great fighters, just no where near as good as they each think they are.
     
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    Most overrated fighter ever, possibly second to Mark Munoz and Ronda.
     
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    To be fair, Uncle Chael almost beat Jones too by doctor stoppage (toe injury).
     
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    Jose Aldo
    Was meant to be GOAT but got knocked out by that Irish BUM
     
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    Yes because he was proven as overrated.. in the past, people thought highly of him and sold him as elite.
     
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    Those guys held belts. Gus only sniffed, but couldn't touch.
     
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