Objectively, Is Conor McGregor the greatest MMA fighter of all time?

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  1. Darius0995

    Darius0995 Yellow Belt

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    To preface this, I’m not trying to be deliberately controversial nor am I nothing but indifferent as it relates to Conor Mcregor. I also recognise that trying to discern ‘the greatest’ is very elementary and somewhat inherently nihilistic in practice, as we are devaluing existence as it pertains to the future. Primarily, I’m not as much claiming greatness; but rather understanding briefly the methodology behind how we reach a consensus for defining it within MMA and sports in general. Short answer, we don’t - not consciously anyway.

    To comprehensively analyse the fundamentals of this line of questioning, we must first understand the established methods in how we as a community approach the phrase ‘Greatest of All Time’. Traditionally, our methods are coated with subjectivity as we compartmentalise and evaluate explicit metrics, or a checklist of requirements that are nothing more than symbolistic and can’t truly be concrete nor tangible. Not universally anyway.

    In this sense, ‘greatness’ is an objectively overwhelming, subconscious commandeering feeling throughout an entity and its anthropology. Objectively, this is Conor McGregor to MMA.
     
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  2. kalabula

    kalabula Black Belt

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    Currently, I’m honestly not sure if he’s the most overrated, or underrated.
     
  3. supnmunm

    supnmunm Brown Belt

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    Never defended a belt in his career. So no.
     
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    No, what kind of dumbass thread is this?
     
  6. Fraz

    Fraz The Larry

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    Yes he definitely is until the day that someone comes along that can take that left hand but I doubt we will ever see that.
     
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    DrunkMonkMeth Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    Tldr

    No
     
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    How is he the greatest prizefighter?

    Moral victories, for when Khabib and Mayweather destroy your boy.
     
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    Cpt Migraine Purple Belt

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    What is your career goal?

    Make a shitload of cash, turn it into cocain and snort it from perfect butts?

    Claim and defend your throne as one of the best to ever do it?


    Both take more soul than most men have..

    No, he's not the greatest ever and never intended to be.. good runs with game changing consequenses but he's not the greatest mma fighter ever..
     
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    he lost his last fight , it was not even a close fight.
    to be the greatest you have to do great things not talk big things
     
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    Newsguy has his own take on Conor
     
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    In no way, shape or form, is Conor anywhere close to the greats of this sport.

    He is but a product of hype.
    And such threads is a disservice to the sport for even mentioning such athlete as if he had anything to do with greatness.
     
  13. Stalingrad9

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    Idk.

    In terms of MMA level as a fighter, obviously no.

    But is he the greatest when you factor in other stuff like the impact, the importance of all his fights etc, you might have an argument and a strong one at that. However, saying the biggest MMA fighter might be better
     
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    I advise you focus less on belts and more on fights
     
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    One that's not dumb enough for you to be able to respond to.
     
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    :confused:o_O:rolleyes:
     
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    TS, to give a definitive answer to your question, yes he is.

    Glad I could clear that up for everyone in this thread.


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    Many boxers have much larger career winnings than Conor, mate.
     
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    The OP is a mess of the English language. If you think TS is smart, he isn't.
     
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