Let's talk about all time rankings AFTER the fighters career is over, not while they're active.

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  1. cookdaddy

    cookdaddy OG of OG's

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    It annoys me to no end to see thread after thread talking about 'whos GOAT' or 'where does so and so rank all time' when the fighter is still active. Remember a guy named Renan Barao? He was talked about as a GOAT and look at him now. So let's pump the brakes and let the fighters finish theircareers before we start the GOAT talk. That is all.
     
  2. accolyte1022

    accolyte1022 S.T.A.L.K.E.R Belt

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    That would require patience.
     
  3. DS66

    DS66 Purple Belt

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    That is a reasonable request.

    This is Sherdog though. "Reasonable" is not really a commonly practiced philosophy here.
     
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    accolyte1022 S.T.A.L.K.E.R Belt

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    Fuck off!
     
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    Sonny Qc Gold Belt

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    GSP is GOAT confirmed then.
     
  6. FireKidWS

    FireKidWS TheMeanStreets

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    GOAT threads are half the threads.

    Are you trying to kill Sherdog?
     
  7. NoBiasJustMMA

    NoBiasJustMMA Steel Belt

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    I think it's fair to discuss while fighters careers are going as long as people are doing an apples to apples comparison. What I mean by that is don't compare fights in which guys that are clearly in their primes or are still improving to fights where guys that have had much longer careers and have declined.

    No comparing post prime fights to fighters that are still in their primes or improving cause eventually they will be passed their best too.
     
  8. Sweater of AV

    Sweater of AV Silver Belt

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    When one's greatness is undeniable there's no point in waiting.

     
  9. Topguntrophey

    Topguntrophey Brown Belt

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    Nice try. Isn't it time for a generic Conor is the GOAT thread? Its been a day.

    Or, "I watched *fight* again and..." "I rewatched *fight* and..."
     
  10. bl0b

    bl0b Green Belt

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    You make a good point about Renan.
     
  11. Abazzdeboom

    Abazzdeboom Legend in the making

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    Time is a bitch and most people forget legends as soon as they retire.
    Nobody ever mention Vovchanchin in the GOAT conversation when the man won plenty of one night tournament made finals in the first Pride Grand Prix etc
     
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  12. wilKO

    wilKO Green, White & Gold belt

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    No one retires in MMA until they are dead. Who are we discussing here?
     
  13. Leoimba

    Leoimba White Belt

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    I think i stopped clicking on GOAT Threads a couple years ago. Ppl just go full retard in those threads. No need to ever click on them IMO.
     
  14. Foppa21

    Foppa21 Black Belt

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    That's part of the fun.
     
  15. Mondo Freaks

    Mondo Freaks Green Gucci Suit Platinum Member

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    Erick Silva has a long way to go then. He's too new and young to the game., but he's definitely a prospect.
     
  16. Russie

    Russie Black Belt

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    Agree. It's like they talk about active players in other sports as to whether are they HOF worthy. Speak on it when their entire body of work is completed.
     
  17. bigconan

    bigconan Gold Belt

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    Barao never really beat anyone of note...he was supremely overhyped...and he was exposed...
     
  18. aerius

    aerius Red Belt

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    Sorry man, this is Sherdog, we gotta have our GOAT of the week.
    If a champion won a title fight over the weekend he's clearly the GOAT.
     
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  19. Doc Whorfin

    Doc Whorfin Sherdog's Roto-Rooter Platinum Member

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    Let's talk about all time rankings...
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  20. CleverNameEh

    CleverNameEh All out of bubblegum

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    AGREED
     

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