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Leon Does Not Deserve a Title Shot

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by La Elefante, Jun 12, 2021.

  1. La Elefante Green Belt

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    How embarrassing, he was almost TKO'd by a pillow fisted journeyman in Nate Diaz. There are legitimately refs that would have called that fight when his knees buckled.
     
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    Deserve is subjective. I don’t, in my personal opinion, believe he’s at all ready for a shot. Also somewhat subjective.
     
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  4. JJCc Banned Banned

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    eh, he's one win away from it.
     
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  5. Orochimaru 大蛇丸 Silver Belt Platinum Member

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    That Diaz fight was so stupid for many reasons and this is one of them
     
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    He clearly won 24 out of 25 minutes vs a guy who is known for being a tough guy to finish.

    He got tagged, this is MMA, it happens. Nate Diaz isn't a scrub.
     
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    No he doesn't. But that's never stopped Dana before
     
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    Diaz isn't ranked and fought most of his career at LW. In fact now that I think of it, most of Leon's wins in this winning streak mostly fought at LW
     
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    Nate is not a journeyman. Anyway shit happens, is Edwards chinny? Sure but nobody at welterweight has his sort of run so he deserves the shot.
     
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    Nate almost beating the #3 WW in the world after taking some nasty shots is unfortunately being turned into Joe bad Leon is instead of how good Nate is at overcoming adversity crazy.
     
  11. La Elefante Green Belt

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    He's not a scrub, he's a respectable journeyman, meaning if you can beat him you are in the upper tier of the division, but he has no chance against championship calibre fighters.
     
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    This is why they shoulda made Leon Vs Wonderboy. It would've solved a loooot of issues for the next in line for a TS.
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  13. thewhiterooster dana hates sunscreen

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    I'm just curious how long Nate Diaz 15 minutes of fame will last. he's not that talented. if he keeps fighting top fighters, he''ll keep losing. how long can the popularity continue?
     
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    nor does Colby, Burns or Thompson
     
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    Tough to finish but not tough to dominate. That was nowhere near what RDA, Benson, Roidry and many others have done to Nate. Specially since Nate is a LW.
     
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    Ref/Doctor stop diaz/mas for the same cut and Mas parlayed that into a title shot. I'd extend that to Leon
     
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    This gives Wonderboy an opportunity to steal a title shot if he manages to KO Burns. He'll have a 3 fight win streak over extremely dangerous fighters that are known finishers meanwhile Colby will only be on a 1 fight streak over Jake Paul's next opponent and Leon will get passed over again.
     
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  18. La Elefante Green Belt

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    Every fight can be looked at in the dichotomy that you are describing. I was viewing this fight from the context of sizing up Leon as a potential candidate for the next title shot. If I had been watching this fight believing Diaz was next in line for the title shot I would have come away with a different narrative.
     
  19. Tyr XIII Real Pain To My Sham Friends

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    This is such an alien topic. You don’t understand why the Diaz bros are so popular.

    their talent is absolutely immense and only really matched by how bad their fight iq is

    every single person in the octagon and at home know exactly what the Diaz bros are gonna do and yet they still make early every fight close and exciting

    if they used actual game plans per opponent both of them especially Nate would be all time greats
     
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  20. Bouboumaster Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    He desereves a shot after Colby for his streak, but certainly not for a victory over Nate Diaz. Nate Diaz is a circus/fast cash grab fight
     

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