is there a better .500 fighter than mark Hunt?

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  1. bjpenngoat

    bjpenngoat Red Belt

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    he has had some absolutely amazing fights and has fought some of the best all time hw's. hes 10-10 rightnow. Is there a better fighter with a record so mediocre?
     
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    A lot if theses guys have 20 padded wins, anyone who starts in the ufc early will have a deceptively bad record

    Couture, Penn, hunt etc
     
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    GOAT shitty record.
     
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    He didnt start fighting in the ufc till 2010........

    he also has 6 losses outside the ufc


    Yes mark hunt is overrated

    very much so
     
  5. SirKratos

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    Raquel Pennington
     
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    [​IMG] Don't forget the former p4p goat
     
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    Matt Brown was .500 until his recent tear.
     
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    Randy won his first 4 fights in the UFC, 4-0 record. He then went to Rings and went 2-2. Came back with a 6-2 record and after that only once did he win 3 in a row the rest of his career (Vera, Coleman, Tooney...in 2009-10). Ending record 19-11.

    School's out, son.
     
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    Perhaps, but only because there are no good fighters with a record close to .500.

    Hunt's image is also deceptive, he's fought a lot of big names and done well against them, but he's never really beaten anyone besides a split decision with injured crocop and a split decision against middleweight Wand and maybe Rothwell

    He was finished by middleweights Mousasi and Manhoef and was finished by McCorkle in 1 minute.

    Yes, he's FOUGHT great HW's, which are Barnett and Fedor kimura'ing him in the first round, Overeem kimura'ing him in 1 minute, Dos Santos and Werdum knocking him out and Stripe giving him arguably the mot one sided beat down in modern UFC history

    Fan fav? sure, good guy? seems like it, Tough Chin? Of Course. But he's only had 1 good year in MMA against a string of gatekeepers in the weakest division. He's actually 1-3 against non-heavyweights
     
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    He fought equal/better comp in Pride, do the point still stands. He's fought killers his entire career.
     
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    I meant a major promotion, to lazy to type on phone

    Hunt isn't overrated, he's prolly the 6/7 best guy and rates appropriately
     
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    Matt Brown and Michael Johnson had some pretty mediocre records, they have made them better now
     
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    the guy started training in his twenties!!!

    fought top guys in k1 pride and ufc.

    didnt train at all for some fights.. makes hendo and rampage look like abosulte gymrats

    he is easily top 5 most naturally gifted mma/stand up guys thus far.
     
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    Definitely the most dangerous.
     
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    Qft
     
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    He's a middle-tier gatekeeper,
     
  18. VB MMA

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    Nog amd Cro Cop were pride's best. Look how they fared in the UFC.
     
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    You cant say they are padded wins. Guys like Fedor, Nog, Hughes, GSP all have wins over no names in their first 10/15 fights. But at that point you have to consider they werent recognized as top fighters early in their careers. You cant take the status of those guys when they were on top and then take it back in time. Its the time and relevance here. When they were moving up the ranks they were equal to those guys, Fedor and Hughes of 1998 to 2001 is not the same as 2006
     
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    Not sure if serious, but Sapp is up there for biggest wasted potential in the history of MMA.

    Yes, he's been a jobber for the last 10 years, but he's probably the biggest freak outlier to the law of diminishing returns with weight above mid-200 lbs ever. 350 lbs jacked, fast and with good cardio. Owned and MANHANDLED Big Nog for 10 minutes including a Zangief piledriver.

    If this guy had actually taken time to learn proper technique early in his career, he would have been unstoppable and probably would have single-handedly justified a UFC SHW division (or at least unlimited weight HW, like in boxing)
     
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