Overrated fighters who become underated fighters

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  1. I am the Walrus

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    I have noticed a trend of some fighters being so heavily promoted/hyped that they get the reputation as being overrated by hardcore mma fans. The fact that these fighters get favorable match ups, undeserved title shots or media attention does not endear them to the hardcore base.

    Often the pendulum swings too far in the other direction and they become "underrated" by the hardcore mma fan base.

    Examples - Connor , Ronda, Brock, Colby, Chael

    What other fighters historically have been "underrated" by the hardcore fans because they are "overrated"
     
  2. Medical Marijuana Man

    Medical Marijuana Man Buddah Buddah Buddah

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    Mighty Mouse was greatly overrated but at the same time vastly underrated
     
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  3. 20falarVerdades

    20falarVerdades Silver Belt

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    Kevin Lee
    Ngannou after Stipe loss
     
  4. Calipwnia

    Calipwnia Brown Belt Platinum Member

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    Conor and Ronda are great examples. If you put your feelings aside, Conor is a great mma fighter, sorry haters. Ronda just looked stupid shadow boxing
     
  5. Clear Winner

    Clear Winner Big Poppa Pars

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    Not sure if Conor was ever underrated. People just questioned whether he could hang with big wrestlers.
     
  6. thobra

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    So overrated that they Are underrated...

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  7. iwillbebackin3weeks

    iwillbebackin3weeks Banned Banned

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    overrated: Jon Jones & Cejudo

    underrated: Brock Lesnar & Greg Hardy
     
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  8. Guy LeDouche

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    I hate the guy but Charles Olivera has really come into his own lately.
    He used to just be this slick jiujitsu guy with a weak heart and serviceable standup. In his last couple fights he’s really turned the corner and has made a climb back up the rankings.
     
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    Cejudo overrated, really?

    Even after beating Moraes I've seen people treating him as an underdog against Aljo.
     
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    Why you hate Aloe Vera
     
  11. I am the Walrus

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    Ngannou fell fast, happy to see his reputation has somewhat recovered
     
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    Mousasi imo
     
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  13. Guy LeDouche

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    I just never liked him since early in his career, eating McDonald’s before weight cuts, complains and milks things a lot (also fouls), he quits easily and has no heart.
    And I’d better stop now before I get tagged for fighter bashing lol. Anyway reasons I’m not a fan.
    However I can appreciate good fighting and technique all day, his submission game and the way he’s been using standing elbows of lately are fantastic.
     
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  14. BonesWinckleJones

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    Colby is the most underrated UFC fighter for the fans,even the hardcore fans,people sleep on him but the top
    fighters in the game they hear what going on in Colby sparring sessions.
     
  15. Ronda.Jones.genetics

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    Besides the ones already mentioned
    Pettis
    Nick Diaz
    Barboza
    Glover
    Masvidal
    Chael
    Rockhold probably
    Cowboy everytime he is on a winning or losing streak
    Rumble

    There are more and probably better examples.
    Most of those are more based on more hardcore fans dickriding people when they win or shitting on them when they lose.
     
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    Dark Individual GOAT of all GOATS Yellow Card

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    Khabib turned Conor from GOAT to nothing special and just a standup fighter, within a span of one fight. I think Conor is the best example of being quite overrated to now quite underrated.
     
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    Wrong
    Jon Jones is fairly rated as the #1 p4p champ
     
  18. 20falarVerdades

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    Yep

    He lost to Stipe and Sherdoggers suddenly came to the conclusion that anyone could outwrestle him, despite Ngannou having already beat Blaydes who was one of the best wrestlers in the division
     
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    Cejudo
    Jessica Andrade
    Holly Holm
    Cheick Kongo
     

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