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Jussier Formiga is one of the most underrated fighters ever

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  1. ExitLUPin K

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    if not the most underrated

    in his prime he only lost decisively to prime Dodson, prime JoeB whos prolly the best fighter ever to not win a title and Cejudo. Henry fight was split which it shouldnt have been but it was competitive throughout

    Formiga "lost" to Borg but it was a bad decision IMO.

    14 years into his career and nearing the end he beat current Bellator BW champ Sergio Pettis and current UFC FLW champ Deveison Figueierdo b2b. Hes still the only fighter to beat Figgy

    stellar resume too. Hes beat

    Kojima
    Pantoja
    Mamoru
    Jorgenson
    Martinez
    Cariaso
    Makovsky
    Reis
    Ortiz
    Nguyen
    Sergio
    Fig

    he never got his due but he was basically the Assuncao of flyweight. Highly skillful allaround fighter borderline champ level skills but he didnt have the physicality or athleticism to be a dominant fighter

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  2. Rebel_LioN Silver Belt

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    I think Figgy took that fight injured. His leg was compromised but he said he needed the money cuz he was poor
     
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  3. KID Yamamoto PREMIUM DYNAMITE

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    Formiga was a great fighter but that Joey B Ko changed him. IMO Formiga should have won that but shit happens.
     
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  4. Danespina Gold Belt

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    Hell yeah. Unexpected topic.
     
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    He was the #1 FLW at one point until Uncle Creepy beat him.
    Everyone that beat him (Dodson, Joe B 2x, Cejudo, Borg. Perez) went on to fight for the belt immediately after except for Moreno who had one more fight until the title shot. He's the ultimate title challenger gatekeeper.
     
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  6. supnavarili Orange Belt

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    Moreno won Figgy too. And he should be ashamed of himself for being knocked out by kick on a leg.
     
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    This thread is getting juicier and juicier by the minute!
     
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  8. ctelooming Blue Belt

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    Yeah he really was a great fighter overall. One of the few top flyweights who made it as a top-5 guy despite not having top flyweight speed. That JoeyB TKO was the end of him though unfortunately
     
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    I remember watching him lose to Uncle Creepy too and was just blown away at how he had a good stylistic matchup for him and he fucking blew it.

    Streamed on Sherdog too lmao
     
  10. Just1n1aN White Belt

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    yeah i feel bad for him, really good fighter
     
  11. MMAProfessional Golden Belt

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    Yeah. It's a little annoying that they let him go but keep women on a 4 fight losing streak who win one then lose 2 at best. Fly was so weak I thought he deserves a little leeway. Hopefully he got offered more money elsewhere because it doesn't make sense for the UFC to not want him despite his losing streak.
     
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  12. Hellowhosthat Steel Belt

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    I think most people rate him quite highly. He was an elite guy for a very long time who just unfortunately lost his most crucial fights. I'd have him as an all time top 5 flyweight probably.
     

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