Most dangerous fighters who rarely finish fights.

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  1. Megalodon

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    I was just looking at Edson Barboza's wiki page and I noticed he hasn't finished a fight in 2 years, 7 of his 12 UFC wins are by decision and most of the finishes were pretty early on in his UFC career. It's not that he can't finish fights, I just think he knows his chin isn't the best and doesn't want to get caught.

    So who are some fighters who are really dangerous but rarely finish fights.
     
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    GSP.

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    GSP ruined Koscheck by not finishing him.
     
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    The last guy Jones finished was Sonnen...
     
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    The chin condition of Edson has certainly impacted his performance. Going full panic wrestler cost him the fight with Ferguson.
     
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    I should know this but really?

    If true you win this thread
     
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    Barboza
    Masvidal
    Aldo
    Machida
    those fighters come to mind, always going to decisions, but are all dangerous strikers.
     
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    Jones is the right answer.
     
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    cheat toes raising hell

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    bones has like 7 finishes prior to all those decisions
     
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    Probably true. Eating 100 jabs and several headkicks to a broken orbital can't be good for your career.
     
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    The last real LHW he finished was Rampage like 5 years ago.
     
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    Aldo is incredibly powerful and dangerous, drops everyone multiple times but they always survive
     
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    Yair Rodriguez throws meaningless spinning shit. 1 finish in 5 wins in the UFC.
     
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    Aldo is an excellent example considering what he did to Faber. 5 rds of those kicks will have a major impact on a fight and career. Aldo hasn't been using his kicks enough imo, for the foreseeable future he shouldn't have to worry about td's much.
     
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    Giblert. Not only does he not finish opponents he doesn't even beat them.
     
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    Yeah true, he doesn't leg kick as much anymore, in WEC he used to be a killer with leg kicks, but since he came to UFC he uses leg kicks rarely, I don't understand why, that was one oh his best weapons. I know people will say about takedowns, because he could get taken down in WEC too but threw them all the time, he fought some good wrestlers in WEC but was leg kicking them to death.
     
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    I had thought J Hendricks but I'm not sure if he is really a dangerous finisher. Were both Fitch and MK on a big downturn in their careers? Those leaping punches he caught them with inevitably became predictable and useless.
     
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