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Is Robert Whitaker the only champ with no outstanding qualities.

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  1. Anderson Silva

    Anderson Silva Banned Banned

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    Whitaker does not have outstanding striking, he is a good striker but not the best. He has ok BJJ and Wrestling but he is not the best. He has decent power but not the most powerful. He is a generalist in the truest sense of the word.


    Yoel beat him handily in the second fight.
     
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    What are you talking about? His striking is fantastic and he was able to stuff Romero's take downs easily

    Better to be well rounded as a champion rather than having one quality that everybody can expose...kinda like the guy in your AV. Wrestlers are his kryptonite
     
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    Do you even watch fights? Lol
     
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    Another untrained eye when it comes to MMA

    Woeful evaluation of a highly skilled fighter
     
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    Actually he's good at everything
    Crazy tough and athletic
    Excellent Cardio

    Its hard for me to pick anyone against him, injuries are his biggest enemies!
     
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    Striking is mediocre?
    What are you smoking man?
     
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    Shucks off takedowns from an Olympic silver medalist, eats shots that would have killed lesser fighters, outstrikes guys that are known for striking.

    Romero finished two of the top MW of all time and Whittaker took those bombs.

    Fights 5 round fights without flagging...


    And yet he has no stand out features?

    Hmmm
     
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    “Champ” got gifted it when he was interim and hasn’t defended once.
     
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    You mean he's pretty good at everything and that makes him a solid champion and a well rounded MMA fighter, right?
     
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    He is very good at everything except for staying healthy.
     
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    What does that make Yoel and Jacare?
     
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    I think he might be the most skilled champ aside from jones, that we have right now
     
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    lmao i hate this site.


    whittaker has great striking, really good at blitzing in, great varied kicks (he finds that headkick on almost everyone and mixes it up well with teeps and obliques), insane TDD/ability to get up, great cardio.
     
  18. TheAmericanGazelle

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    You can't rise to the top of a division in the UFC without at least one outstanding attribute, and an ability to keep the fight game in the area that draws from that attribute.

    Whittaker is a fantastic striker with increasingly good TDD. Combined with some pretty solid intangibles.
     
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    Robert “Forrest Griphon” Whittaker
     
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  20. What a garbage take. TS is not smart.
     
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