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Leon Edwards' most impressive wins?

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  1. Superlative Shooto All-City Champion

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    Going the distance with RDA....?

    Outside of that win what're his most impressive W's because going the distance with Cerrone and winning a split against Gunnar Nelson are not necessarily jumping off the page to me considering what everyone is saying he's supposedly going to do to Nate Diaz.
     
  2. Ironnik94 Silver Belt

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    Even if you think Leon hasn't been that impressive, i don't think it takes an absolute top welterweight to put it on Nate.
     
  3. Kvothe_the_kingkiller Brown Belt

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    yes, he doesn't have a lot of top 10 wins. it is known.

    many say the same thing about Oliveira.

    so when a guy has lots of lower tier wins, it is necessary to judge him on the fights themselves, not the win/loss wiki table.
     
  4. TravisFrowne WMMA armbars

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    RDA but this was great...
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  5. Iron Skin Banned Banned

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    Welterweight is kind of a mess right now, the best ones don't want to fight each other.
    I hope neither Leon or Colby gets a title shot without facing Wonderboy, Luque or Neal.
     
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  6. Kvothe_the_kingkiller Brown Belt

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    Agreed.

    Dana really screwed the pooch when he gave Woodley a title shot off injury and a 2 fight win streak. From the fighter perspective, the precedent is set.

    It didn't even seem like Woodley had a big following. Maybe he did and I just wasn't one off them, but it didn't feel like it to me.

    Like usual, blame Dana.
     
  7. usernamee Silver Belt

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    Looking at his resume, the fact that he has been ranked like #3 in the world for some time is crazy

    that said, I think the skills he has displayed in the octagon warrants a ranking of that sort
     
  8. Superlative Shooto All-City Champion

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    Yeah but you also never know with Nate and he’s pretty much has always fought top 10 opponents since he’s been in the UFC. So this is less about Edwards beating him as much as it’s about Edwards abilities being exaggerated on here.
     
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  9. fortheo Titanium Belt

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    luque, tumenov, cowboy, and RDA are all respectable wins, but he really doesn't have any elite wins at WW, mostly because none of the top guys at WW like fighting.
     
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    It’s not his fault that the top guys are avoiding him
     
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  11. Superlative Shooto All-City Champion

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    I agree. I even agree that Edwards is top notch but I do think Nate is a trickier match up for him than what it looks like on paper just based on Edwards resume vs Nate’s. This could be a lot more competitive than people are giving credit to.
     
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    Yeah he doesn't have that signature win of a true title contender. That said the eye test tells me he's elite. I think he'll batter Nate with kicks and bully him in the clinch. The fight will never hit the ground unless Nate gets rocked.

    Total bullshit fight btw. Leon should be fighting Wonderboy.
     
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  13. EndlessCritic Steel Belt

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    I have no idea what this refers to. Plenty of fighters have gotten title shots after pretty marginal performances.
     
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    Well concealed fighter bashing thread.
     
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    It wont be Nate Diaz..!!!! Ill tell.ya that

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    The Luque win has aged well. Anyone know why Tumenov was cut after their fight? Did he fight out his contract or was it a so/so cut by the UFC?
     
  17. Superlative Shooto All-City Champion

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  18. nostradumbass Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    If beating RDA is unimpressive, what would you call getting 30-26'd by RDA?

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    I call it fighting the future LW champion while injured and for scraps.
     
  20. blaseblah Titanium Belt

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    Going the distance with RDA is what earned Usman and Colby title shots, fyi. Just some perspective.
     
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