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Is Israel Adesanya an overrated fighter?

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Is Israel Adesanya an overrated fighter?

  1. Yes, he's overrated.

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  2. No. he's an amazing fighter.

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  1. MXZT Silver Belt Platinum Member

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    Inspired by this thread.

    https://forums.sherdog.com/threads/adesanyas-counter-striking-is-overated.4189124/

    I believe so, he's not as deadly as Anderson Silva in that stand up department. But the UFC hype him up to the extent that they call him the most diverse striker ever in MMA. I believe that's what Joe Rogan said.

    Anderson Silva is the better striker and grappler. But Israel Adesanya has better TDD.

    I believe Adesanya is not a very well rounded/complete fighter, but he's learning and getting better. However his hype is larger than what reality is.

    What's your thoughts on him, is he overrated as a fighter?
     
  2. ILove4MinutesHyuna Purple Belt

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    If you believe he is Anderson tier, then yes he is overrated.

    If you believe he is the best MW fighter in the world then he is not overrated.
     
  3. Benoitthegr8 Bum Life Practitioner Platinum Member

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    He is good, not close to Anderson tbh
     
  5. Ares Black Asteroid Belt Yellow Card

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    Until he is beaten by a MW I think he's rated appropriately. He makes good fighters look bad.
     
  6. JohnnyDragon Orange Belt

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    Let's not forget that Silva was on PED's in his prime. I would say Izzy is at or near that level of Silva. His head movement last night was even better than I've ever seen from Silva, which is saying a lot.
     
  7. -dirtywhiteboy- Purple Belt

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    He's a pretty amazing fighter. Not the greatest ground game, but saying that he's fixing his weakness. I think the reality is he's polarizing because of his attitude.
     
  8. thobra Red Belt

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    Very few think he is on Andersons level. Israel is not overrated. He is an amazing fighter, and truly special, but he is not Anderson Silva. Nobody in UFC history is like Anderson Silva.
     
  9. Marko Polo In Klopp We Trust Platinum Member

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    Have you not seen Adensanya’s breast? Andy took roids to recover later in his career too. Look how many people get popped, then look how many are doing matrix shit like Anderson. None. He was flabby and soft in his prime but still clowned people to the highest level.
     
  10. Prologue in the pit

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    I'd say he's overrated, but that doesn't mean he's not a great fighter. The issue has more to do with the way he's getting pushed as a GOAT contender, or a superstar comparable to 2013-2016 Conor. He's great and is more than a worthy champ, but oddly just not as good as he's made out to be more often than not. Speaks more about the UFC marketing team than Adesanya.
     
  11. Orochimaru 大蛇丸 Red Belt Platinum Member

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    Normal people know he is incredible

    On Sherdog he is probably underrated, nobody is even saying he's better than Anderson, so I don't know why people argue about that as if that's being claimed

    How is he not well-rounded? His BJJ is somewhat weak, but he's a solid purple belt, good enough to be very hard to hold down and submit, or GNP without him getting up
     
  12. gotBooched maximus entertainus

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    How can the UFC MW champ be overrated? He's the best 185lb fighter in the world and is absolutely smoking everyone they put in front of him.

    I think he's improved drastically since the Kelvin fight but honestly I would love for them to run it back.
     
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  13. Kyojiro Kagenuma Red Belt Platinum Member

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    He's undefeated at middleweight and he has 3 title defenses.
     
  14. Orochimaru 大蛇丸 Red Belt Platinum Member

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    To be fair everyone he fought was on PEDs too
     
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  15. Orochimaru 大蛇丸 Red Belt Platinum Member

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    Israel would kill him this time
     
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  16. gotBooched maximus entertainus

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    I personally know Alex Stiebling I can assure you that motherfucker has never touched a steroid lol he fucking hates training.
     
  17. Herwald Red Belt

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    At the end of the day, a win is a win and he's winning. Even the Blach fight wasn't a fiasco. Some fights could be more exciting, but I don't need him to alter his style, I need others to figure him out.
     
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  18. frontkick1 Green Belt

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    he's beaten every wrestlers and strikers they've put in front of him so far. so no he's not overated.
    yes silva was more creative with his striking. is prime silva a better striker than him ? no
    is prime silva more well rounded than him ? i think so
     
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  19. jimmy dakine Green Belt

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    the guy is a great fighter...hardly ever loses...just beat a guy 5-0 who took a split from him earlier in his career...the guy is a champ
     
  20. gluehuffer1776 Brown Belt

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    israel has a literal titty from his supplements. lets not pretend he is clean
     
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