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Most underrated champs in UFC history

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by Kvolcom, Oct 10, 2021.

  1. pankrat Red Belt

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    Honestly, I dont think whatever thinks a guy with no clue in BJJ weights more than the opinion of one of the most respected grapplers of his era in Jeremy Horn.

    Shamrock was an icon and a very solid fighter, but I agree on Horn that he was overrated skill wise
     
  2. pankrat Red Belt

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    Murilo Bustamante for sure.
    As dominant as it gets as a champ, finished Lindland twice in their tittle fight because of a terrible refereeing.
    Then vacates the UFC tittle and goes to become the first Pride and UFC champ in history if not for another terrible judging, despite taking the fight in short notice against a way bigger Rampage
     
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  3. Franklin U. Steel Belt

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    Let's put correct spin on this. That was definitely Chris s best win agsinst that version of Lyoto. However, he won a definitive decision ( 49-46ish) in a pretty good fight that Chris won clearly. " destroyed " - lol.
    The Mousasi that destroyed Chris and made him say he was in a different year and a different country to doctors is only mw that " could" beat 33 year old Andy.

    That and a small window where Luke looked ridiculous.
     
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  4. Franklin U. Steel Belt

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    Lawler not only best comeback story in UFC history but cant remember a title holder come in as betting underdog and defend title the way he did( more than once). I think Robbie is certainly a good mention as per topic.
     
  5. Franklin U. Steel Belt

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    Huh ???
    He had one title defense agsinst the only 66 year old he was willing to fight who was unranked and 1-4 before he beat an overrated welterweight to get call.

    Lol- the undeserved 66 year old, arguably, won.

    GTFO .

    WTF ????
     
  6. The UFC Brander Collector Pimp Andrew

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    Name one other figther that became a champ with more severe injuries
     
  7. Franklin U. Steel Belt

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    Is that the theme of this topic ? He was healthy enough to double up on left ( thank u coach Perillo) and score ruthian upset. He hadn't looked " good" in his 3 wins leading upto fight and any fight after.
    How in the name of common sense does he get a mention ?

    I respect ping as a UFC calibur fighter and a commentator. As a " champ" - not so much.

    Just calling it the way it should be called.
     
  8. GordonMMARamsey Black Belt

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    GSP
    Mighty Mouse
    Stipe
    Jon jones
    Khabib
    Holloway
    Weidman
    Ronda
    Andrade
     
  9. The UFC Brander Collector Pimp Andrew

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    I think it is quite amazing to get the belt coming into the battle already injured to being called off during the battle
     
  10. Franklin U. Steel Belt

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    Once ( if) CharlO gets a defense in , I'd certainly add him to list. Too many sherdoggers dont understand the words " evolve " and " growth".

    I dont know if gets through the murderers row of DP, Beneil and Islam. He most likely loses to one of them .
     
  11. Franklin U. Steel Belt

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    The title reads " most underrated UFC champ".
    It's one my dreams to interview ping and ask him some uncomfortable questions.
     
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    If we’re being honest he killed a deflated old Belfort who was no longer juiced.

    Now if he killed TRT Belfort that would be a different story. Every one of his big wins were guys with big names on the decline in their careers.
     
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  14. Franklin U. Steel Belt

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    Yes, Chris was a -540 fave over Vitor so your post / cogent.
    However the other side of career vitor still handled other middleweights and was able to sustain a top half dozen standing for a good bit.

    Weidman one of the tougher champs to rank on account of alot of issues. A real champ though and fought who they put in front of him.
     
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    Vitor

    he was champ only for a while

    but his UFC career was great
     
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    Past their primes ?
    Belfort had just brutalised Bisping, Rockhold and Hendo and before that went 4 rounds with Jones and almost subbed him.
    Silva hadnt lost in 7 or 8 years
    Machida had just beaten Munoz and Moose.
    Add that up and it = you're a clown.
     
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    I think several fighters have a legit chance of beating 33 years old Andy. Which doesnt mean they would make the run Silva did but in some particular match-ups, he could find problems.

    Rockhold's and Weidman's grappling would be real trouble imo, against any version of Silva.

    Do you think Mousasi would find succes vs him standing or in the ground?
     
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    Bustamante , but when he left he took the title with him so now the ufc just pretends he never existed
     
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    You say Frankie and follow it with declaring that you don't care about small guys?
     
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    Teh Chris's defense against Lyoto was a Masterpiece! By both fighters actually.

    Totally agree that Weidman's run was 100% Legit and that he does not receive the credit for that he should.
     
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