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Ngannou or Gane would be better champs than Stipe

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  1. ehxsur Blue Belt

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    By better champ i mean revitalizing the HW division, put the HW division on the map

    Stipe fight very rarely the past few months/years, i think his era is behind him, he did wonderful fights/performances, he is in the HW goat debate no problem with that, but it's time for something new

    Ngannou KTFO people to Mars less than one minute and Gane display a full set of skills during 15/25 minutes, they are almost the opposite stylistically but with both of them you have the full package for the top of the HW division

    One is a mere savage and the other one is technical as hell

    Ngannou unlike stipe can fight every week he finish his fights fast with no damage (for now) and even when he get a lesson/beating (by stipe) he look like fresh after the fight

    Gane catchphrase is "anyone anywhere" he also take no damage because he dominate his opponents in a safe way and he is very good defensively

    They are exciting fighters and they can fights very often

    So i hope for a new king soon (even if i love Stipe)
     
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  2. Satan's Daddy. Brown Belt Platinum Member

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    Good points but we'll see how things play out.
     
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  3. HaulParris Gold Belt

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    I agree with both points - that Stipe is a great (if underrated) champion, and that it would be fun to have someone else at the top, for fresh match-ups.
     
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  4. Jean-MMA Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    Yes but what about Yom Aspinall ? I can see him giving hard troubles to Gane with his hand speed and submit Ngannou.
     
  5. ehxsur Blue Belt

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    He is welcome too at the top of the division if he continue to win

    Im talking about ngannou or gane because they are the ones actually, but promising HW can emerge and take the spot

    I just think Stipe era was enough
     
  6. Kvothe_the_kingkiller Brown Belt

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    Stipe was above average in title fight defenses per year (1.80) until the DC trilogy started. He waited for a rematch, and then he was out 6 months for retinal surgery between II and III.

    Now he'll fight in March, 7.5 months after his last fight, which is again above average (average across UFC is 1.67 defenses / year).

    Just thought you might find these facts interesting, TS.
     
  7. MrCoffee Brotherhood of Shitty Arguments.

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    Yeah, but they're not. So there's that. Stipe > Bums.
     
  8. No Skill Gap Brown Belt Platinum Member

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    Last 4 fights:

    November 2018 - 45 second KO of Blaydes
    February 2019 - 26 second KO of Cain
    June 29th 2019 - 1:11 KO of JDS
    May 2020 - 20 second KO of Rozen

    So is that really true though? It's been over 2 years and 2 months since the first fight on this list. He's fought 4 times. I realize, "I guess" he's been sitting out for a title shot and waiting, which inflates the time. But even with these zero damage KOs, it's not like he's fighting that much. Other than the Blaydes to Cain turn around of 2 months, he really isn't.

    He would be exciting as fuck though. But I think it's disrespectful to Stipe to say he hasn't been. The Reem fight to the DC trilogy have all been awesome fights. There's definitely something about a back and forth swing like Reem-Stipe that's better than seeing someone just die in 20 seconds like Tyson against a bum or Ngannou against an old geriatric washed HW.
     
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  9. 13Seconds Silver Belt

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    As far as activity goes yeah for sure. Someone have to beat him though. Until then it is what it is
     
  10. BigTruck Red Belt

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    For the UFC Ngannouis who would be best as champ and Gane would be a nightmare. He has hype but to the average fan he's boring as fuck. Think machida, he had that unbeatable aura but he was also viewed as boring as hell.
     
  11. TheBulge Blue Belt

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    Dopes like TS don't care. They're sheep. They don't care about facts, they just heard from others that Stipe is very inactive so it's fact to them.
     
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  12. sprucelees Silver Belt

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    he just needs another foil and storyline to go with it. might be a better and more exciting bet to go with JJ
     
  13. g*r*b Super-Stretch Elastic Waistband

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    Ngannou would run through contenders until he got enough notoriety in the wider world to make the jump to boxing, which is his true passion. So he probably wouldn't stick around as champ long. If you're lucky you might get what, 2 more minutes cumulative total of fighting? But if he had to stick around is when you'd be UNlucky, because how long would it take until he ran through legit challengers and HW title shots became merely a Bum of the Month club?

    If Gane was champ, he'd have even more reason, indeed the best reason in the world, for fighting super conservative and risk-adverse. Look forward to more 5-round easy yet boring decisions...
     
  14. Substance Abuse Plutonium Belt Platinum Member

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    You guys would be gargling Stipe's nuts if he didn't sound like he had a mouth full of food when he spoke and he talked a bunch of hyperbolic bullshit. That guy's resume is fucking nuts. Being a good dude gets you nowhere, lol.
     
  15. blaseblah Titanium Belt

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    Ngannou has been publicly complaining about the UFC's inability to give him fights, he wants to be more active.
     
  16. pizzle Silver Belt

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    Francis would generate more viewers but Gane would probably get less ppvs than Mighty Mouse, who for the majority of his career was free.
     
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  17. VaselineSweep Blue Belt

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    I don't know.. Stipe comes to fight always though.

    The only knock on Stipe is that he doesn't run his mouth to generate more PPVs... but he comes to fight and that's what I watch MMA for...
     
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  18. Paolo Delutis Silver Belt

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    I want the guy who can keep winning to be Champion....


    I know its a crazy idea ...right?
     

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