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Michael Johnson dropped Usman in sparring

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    There was a vid of them sparring years ago. Yet another example of a LWs superiority over a top WW in a long list of them. Justin also broke his nose and journeyman LW Burns dropped him too.

    Prime Michael Johnson was no joke. Went to war in 29-28 FOTN with Nate. Beat Tony, Dustin, Edson. Prime Michael has a good shot at beating prime Conor. It'd be a battle but inb4 Conor shoots.
     
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    "Yet another example of a LWs superiority over a top WW "

    Like Conor then?
     
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    MJ always had hands.
    Never forget how the "goat" was lit up by him.
    But that's all irrelevant because they are manlets.
     
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    His prime was from 2012 to 2016?
     
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    2012-2017 IMO. He almost KOd Gaethje too in the FOTY. But Justin took his soul.

    The Reza loss was a really really bad loss tho. Michael also got robbed bad against Beneil Dairush who's top 5 these days. Prime Michael was no joke
     
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    It's much more interesting for yourself and everyone around you if you have a new personality every day of the week. Personality is something that is on the periphery of who are, it's not the thing that makes you who you are. So why not change it whenever you feel like? What's the issue?
     
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  7. GoshiShun17 Red Belt

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    WTF are you talking about???
     
  8. IveBeenHere4yrs White Belt

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    MJ is a fan favorite and a few Ls he took he was lighting those people up prior then one mistake, he loses. I remember him bringing it to Barboza, he showed the blueprint to beat him if you're not gonna wrestle him at the time.
     
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    Cool but insignificant in the grand scheme of things
     
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    Jamie actually showed the blueprint with the pressure
     
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    Most people acknowledge MJ was vastly better than his record would indicate, but those Gym wars didn't do him any favors, especially being the smaller man and absorbing the kind of punishment he did.

    Too many gym wars and not enough actual evolution in his game, if he was consistently evolving and adding to his game he really could've beaten at least half the guys he lost to. Imagine being around Usman and instead of learning as much wrestling technique possible, you go tooth and nail to kill each other smh.

    Usman needed that "bite down on your mouthpiece grit" as he wasn't an experienced striker, he took those experiences and accomplished everything he ever wanted. On the other hand look at MJ, he really wasn't getting shit from those wars except more damage and ego. Now he's damn near a .500 fighter, you have to make good choices if you wanna be successful long term.

    The guys who know how to control their ego go far, that's something that GSP, Jones, Fedor, and Silva all had in common. When they were coming up they knew how to play their part. Even though Jones was arguably the best guy at Jacksons, he wasn't trying to one up Rashad and embarrass him, he learned a lot from Rashad. Silva was considered the most skilled fighter at Chute Boxe, and you'd never know by the way he praised his teammates. GSP was a great teammate by all accounts and learned from his mistakes, never thought he was too good to learn something new. All the greats were that way at some point.
     
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    Prime MJ beats the piss out of prime Conor. People act like prime conor was some goat or something. Prime Conor getting pieced up by Nate the gatekeeper does not bode well for Conor if he would fight a prime MJ. MJ is way too fast and Conor would be fighting someone with similar size, which Conor can't deal with.
     
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    Prime MJ also gave Khabib the biggest adversity in his career punching his head like a pinata which led to Khabib being on rubber legs like Leon Scott week ago.
     
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    What do you mean by that? Legitimately curious about your thinking process here, not calling you out or anything.
     
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    Be as fake as you want....says 'Keepin It Real'.
     
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    Dude was unstoppable back when he was eating his shit whole.
     
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    because that's called schizophrenia

    time to recollect your thoughts and visit the shrink my dear
     
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    Not surprised. Khabib was pretty much out on the feet after getting caught. If johnson followed up he would have knocked him out cold.
     
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    Lmfao at using Silva as an example. Guy lost his chin in training because of his ego. He got involved in too many gym wars against guys like Big Nog.

    MJ did learn from Usman. Not everyone can go undefeated regardless of who they train with.
     
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    Lotta fighter bashing in this thread. But its Usman so you're safe.
    <Moves>
     
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