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Older guys that slow down never speed back up

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  1. superpunch Banned Banned

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    The only exception I can think of is Vitor and he's a special case. Older guys that slow down never come back. As a matter of fact, they always decline a bit for a few fights then WHAM they look 80 years old overnight.

    Randy is the only obvious exception and he never actually slowed down. His performances never changed. He just faced different competition at HW and didn't even look slowed down when he retired at LHW.

    We're thinking these last few Jones performances are flukes or that he can come back if just changes his camp or something. That's an easy mistake that newer fans always make and I made it too. Eventually, the amount of historical examples of fighters you've seen in this situation just show that it's impossible.

    Sometime soon over Jones' next few fights, he won't just look like a contender or a champ that lost a close decision; he's going to get Gonzaga'd out of nowhere and then be about where Crop Cop was for the rest of his career after that. It won't be a slow, gradual decline. It will be a whammy from GOAT/ champ to can't even beat the worst guy int the division in a timespan of overnight.
     
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    Anderson Silva did well long into his 30s
     
  3. Rvd Slmr Silver Belt Platinum Member

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    Vitor and Couture are "exceptions" because they were on PED, like Jones. So your point doesn't really stand. And just as I type that, Frode mentions Anderson, who also falls into that category.
     
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    Anderson Silva never 'slowed down' until much later. It's not about age. It's about when you show a kink in your armor when you're old. Once you show it, you go down, fast... and you never come back.
     
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    My boy Fransisco Trinaldo will be 42 this year.... he is 7-3 in his last 10, should be 8-2 - everyone knows he beat Alexander Hernandez.

    He didn't hit his 7-fight win streak in the UFC (including decimating Paul Felder) until he was 38.

    His first fight in the UFC was in 2012. Pretty impressive.
     
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    Arlovski looked done after his Strikeforce run but made it back into the top 10 with a decent 4 fight UFC win streak before running into Stipe.
     
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    Romero has kept his speed all the way to 43. Nobody comes close.
     
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    Yes I meant he’s an anomaly
     
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    But that’s a part of getting old.

    Kinks in the armor that weren’t present before is a symptom of age.
     
  11. Hespectfully Red Belt Platinum Member

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    I learned from this thread that no one says “:eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:” in the armor anymore.
     
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    Proof that Randy Couture was?
     
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    So when age slows you down, you slow down? Who would have thunked that.
     
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    Randy and Vitor used trt it makes a huge difference . The average person would go through a fight and come out with long lasting injuries head trauma and hormonal issues and that would be the end of their prime . That’s what always amazes me about fighters who don’t cheat. It seems like you need to but for some reason they don’t and still come back fight after fight
     
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    Flukes by winning grueling matches? Flukes by not dominating?

    It's a year ago that he finished Gus. It's less than two years ago he knocked out DC.

    Sure, his last two fights were closely contested - but that's hardly evidence that he's on the decline.
     
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    Chuck Liddell falls into this category..
     
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    chuck liddel probably falls down from a stiff breeze at this point
     
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    It was officially and publicly on TRT.
     
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    Not age but whenever someone slows down they never speed back up whether they be 25 or 45
     
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