Looking back was the serra win over st pierre really that big of an upset?

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  1. Bangkok ready d1 Brown Belt

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    I mean for sure it was a big upset but i get the sense people gere treat it like it was a usman vs cm punk type of upset. Matt was a solid fighter, not great but really his win was no fluke he did have the skills to do that it was just unlikely
     
  2. acannxr Black Belt

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    Yes, it was.

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  3. kflo Titanium Belt

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    people greatly underrate serra here of course. that said, it was obviously a huge upset given how good gsp was and was viewed at the time.
     
  4. Blanqa Blanqua Gold Belt

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    This

    and TS show some goddamned respect and capitalize Georges’ name in your title.
     
  5. Bangkok ready d1 Brown Belt

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    I mean i know it was a big upset but people treat it like serra was bum, he was not, maybe a 6 to 1 underdog but he was no cm punk
     
  6. Rorschachxx Purple Belt

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    It def. gained more of upset-status considering how GSP's career went and obv. the rematch. That being said, GSP was very highly touted at the time and Serra was given no chance whatsoever. It was 100% an upset, since people thought GSP would steamroll the entire division (which he did in all fairness).

    At least thats how I remember it.
     
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  7. Thesnake101 Think about it, it worth it.

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    Matt was coming off a robbery and didn't have any finishes by strikes on his record prior. GSP was both bigger and sharper technically, so he shouldn't have ran into any trouble, let alone lost, on paper.

    A huge upset you could reevaluate is Rousey/Holm, since the gap on the feet should have been apparent and there were people picking Holly.
     
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  8. kflo Titanium Belt

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    i already said serra was underrated. but it was still a huge upset. obviously punk isn't capable of doing what serra did.
     
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    You sound new to mma. I’ll let your ignorance slide this time.
     
  10. Taric Gold Belt

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    it was one of the bigger betting lines that resulted in an upset in modern mma
     
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  11. Bangkok ready d1 Brown Belt

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    Sorry for having a full head of beutiful lush hair and skin still, give me some more years and i will be like the average sherdoger
     
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  12. runjay Undefeated Undisputed Yellow Card

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    He (gsp) may’ ve become one of the greats, and got his revenge on Matt, but when it comes to being entertaining, Serra’s the champ! I submit to his jokes and overall loveability <BC1>
     
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    Yes.

    When you get knocked silly standing by a LW masquerading as a WW BJJ black belt it is an upset.
     
  14. ninja boot Brown Belt

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    if you watch the rematch you'll have your answer.
     
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  15. knock_you_out Red Belt

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    Only to MMA casuals. GSP had just won the title from Hughes, who was the long time, dominant champion. GSP was the talented, young newcomer, who had just recently dethroned Hughes. Sera was an experienced veteran, who had faced world-class competition, like BJ.
     
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  16. Dana's Moonface Silver Belt

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    Not even close to Douglas beating Tyson or Ruiz beating Aj
     
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  17. cookdaddy OG of OG's

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    Yes it was. As far as skill gap discrepancies go, I still think Matsui/Pele was the bigger upset.
     
  18. Goatenstein Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    A b-level fat 155er KOing the greatest WW of all time? No upset there.
     
  19. Taric Gold Belt

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    GSP (-1300) - Serra (+850) isn't 42-1 like Buster was but it's still pretty huge
     
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    Not close

    Mike in his prime was thought to be unbeatable and Douglas was extremely inconsistent

    I was a kid at the time but many said if Douglas hears the bell to end the first round, he has done ok

    Biggest upset in combat sport history, at least in a high profile fight

    Ruiz beating AJ was shocking as well. Maybe not as much in hindsight, but the little fat guy coming in from short notice was not giving a chance. I personally thought he was a good fighter and hard done by the Parker decision, but never envisioned him winning

    I believe AJ was originally going to hire Ruiz to spar, before millar was caught doping
     
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