1. The official Sherdog Store is back! Check it out! » Discuss it here! »

Most evolved mma fighter ever

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by Bangkok ready d1, May 5, 2021.

  1. Bangkok ready d1 Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2019
    Messages:
    4,807
    Likes Received:
    3,924
    Who is it in your opinion? What fighter has gone from water to wine in the most impressive way ever? Im gonna go with jan, it might be recency bias because of his last victories but i just can't think of another guy that changed his carrer that much. People talk a lot about porier and although its true he has evolved leaps and bounds he was always a promisse as a fighter so its not a schock to see him doing so well, jan on the other hand was on the cutting board and although he had a long carrer lets be fair here, most people was just expecting him to be the average fighter trading wins and losses, than all of a sudden he becomes a destroyer of worlds with no apparent weakness in his game, talk about a late bloomer
     
  2. Orochimaru 大蛇丸 Black Belt Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2013
    Messages:
    7,345
    Likes Received:
    7,733
  3. WaylonMercy5150 Gold Belt

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2016
    Messages:
    16,689
    Likes Received:
    6,740
    Location:
    Mexico City
    For the era; Frank Shamrock.
    Prototype 7 is always going to be better than prototype 2.
     
  4. hohner Titanium Belt

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2006
    Messages:
    38,407
    Likes Received:
    8,567
    Bas Rutten evolved a lot during his career
     
  5. Kdup Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2019
    Messages:
    5,108
    Likes Received:
    4,783
    Location:
    Maine
    Glover for me. Sure he was good whilst younger, but he’s ready for another title shot at 40+. He’s legit and besides rumble punching his teeth into the 10th row, he’s always put on a good fight.
     
  6. IDGETKTFO White Belt

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2009
    Messages:
    15,436
    Likes Received:
    2,616
  7. ExitLUPin K

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2015
    Messages:
    18,992
    Likes Received:
    11,427
    Location:
    Excommunicado
    TUF era to Bang era TJ Killashaw

    Post Kings MMA/Hafael Cordeiro RDA
     
  8. Fesaine Black Belt

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2018
    Messages:
    5,047
    Likes Received:
    4,964
  9. WaylonMercy5150 Gold Belt

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2016
    Messages:
    16,689
    Likes Received:
    6,740
    Location:
    Mexico City
    I can relate to your love for Glover. I hope to see you in the PBP Sept 4!
     
    bigwaverider and Kdup like this.
  10. Kdup Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2019
    Messages:
    5,108
    Likes Received:
    4,783
    Location:
    Maine
    I’ll be there, most likely inebriated, hollering in ALL CAPS, at Jan fans. War Tex!!!!!
     
    bigwaverider and WaylonMercy5150 like this.
  11. Tomas Black Belt

    Joined:
    May 13, 2018
    Messages:
    7,354
    Likes Received:
    2,527
    [​IMG]

    Jan to an extent. He's learned to put his skillset to use and got a lot better defensively

    Overall I still think Cejudo has the best evolution
     
  12. Sparky Back Support Belt

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2006
    Messages:
    1,061
    Likes Received:
    202
    That guy with the third arm, cat-like reflexes, the speed and grace of a gazelle, more power than a gorilla. That guy is the most evolved. Plus he can talk without using his mouth- just his brain.
     
    IngaVovchanchyn likes this.
  13. WaylonMercy5150 Gold Belt

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2016
    Messages:
    16,689
    Likes Received:
    6,740
    Location:
    Mexico City
    [​IMG]
     
    Kdup likes this.
  14. tehMoose Silver Belt

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2017
    Messages:
    10,479
    Likes Received:
    5,422
    I think it's CM Punk
     
    BertStayre, Naj85 and Necrosis like this.
  15. Dan Torrance Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2020
    Messages:
    2,127
    Likes Received:
    1,451
    That's a good way to frame it, by era.

    By that metric it's still Prime Fedor.
     
    Luckyme and BFoe like this.
  16. Kos Fan Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2013
    Messages:
    3,764
    Likes Received:
    4,104
    Rashad Evan’s went from wrestler to having 2 of the most iconic KO’s of all time against Salmon and Chuck
     
    IngaVovchanchyn and Lawrence like this.
  17. Sweater of AV Gold Belt

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2018
    Messages:
    19,531
    Likes Received:
    22,296
    GSP deserves credit for becoming one of the best wrestlers in the sport without a high-level background in it. Relatively speaking, it's much easier to build striking from a wrestling base.
     
  18. WaylonMercy5150 Gold Belt

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2016
    Messages:
    16,689
    Likes Received:
    6,740
    Location:
    Mexico City
    Not really. Frank was so much better than his comp. Look at his fight vs Tito, Frank fought the perfect fight. Fedor was the best at his time but Nog was a close 2nd @ that time. Frank was a chalkboard reset.
     
  19. ChickenBrother JCPENNEY $3.98 BELT

    Joined:
    May 6, 2007
    Messages:
    2,915
    Likes Received:
    1,440
    This.

    -Left the UFC in 2005 after losing 3 of last 4
    -Wins and defends EliteXC belt against... Scott Smith
    -Goes 3-5 in Strikeforce without winning the belt

    Then he returns to the UFC in 2013 and no one including me expected him to make waves. Came into his title win vs. Hendricks at 24-10-1 which has to be the most losses of any 1st time UFC champ ever.
     
    Last edited: May 5, 2021
  20. Orochimaru 大蛇丸 Black Belt Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2013
    Messages:
    7,345
    Likes Received:
    7,733
    He's honestly underrated as a GOAT WW

    He'd be a tough go for Usman and GSP, I don't think he would beat them... but it would be interesting
     
    Last edited: May 10, 2021

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.