1. The official Sherdog Store is back! Check it out! » Discuss it here! »

Paul Harris -- most overrated fighter of all-time?

Discussion in 'The Lightweights' started by silvasurfer5253, May 19, 2014.

  1. silvasurfer5253 Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2010
    Messages:
    2,147
    Likes Received:
    2
    Sick of threads on this cat, so I'm making one of my own.
    Just to answer a few questions.

    Palhares is not a top fighter. More a singular talent with an ability to detach limbs.

    That ability is balanced out by his inability to deal with adversity. Hence why he crumbles when things don't go his way. I.E -- Marquardt, Belcher, Lombard fights.

    Once and for all, Paul Harris is not an A-level fighter. We wouldn't know his name, if he didn't continually maim his opponents

    He would stand a snowball's chance in hell against Rory, Woodley, Lawler, Shields, Ellen Berger, and this goes on...
     
  2. GrindingANARCHY Banned Banned

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2012
    Messages:
    21,321
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    White America
    Still more proven than Connor
     
  3. nintey Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2010
    Messages:
    4,514
    Likes Received:
    12
    I wish Aoki had a run in the ufc so he would of have gotten the same attention.
     
  4. silvasurfer5253 Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2010
    Messages:
    2,147
    Likes Received:
    2
    True. Connor's just the Irish Dan Hardy. The won't let him near a wrestler for a few years.
     
  5. Concrete Steel Belt

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2010
    Messages:
    32,346
    Likes Received:
    0
    Uriah Hall.
     
  6. MuddyFugger Black Belt

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2007
    Messages:
    6,753
    Likes Received:
    86
    Doesn't he fight at MW?
     
  7. OtavioMMA Orange Belt

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2013
    Messages:
    265
    Likes Received:
    0
    I like when he hurts guys and they disappear from the scene.
     
  8. Mau Gold Belt

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2010
    Messages:
    15,414
    Likes Received:
    148
    of all time? no.
     
  9. GrindingANARCHY Banned Banned

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2012
    Messages:
    21,321
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    White America
    It would never happen but I've always wanted to see Gomi vs Aoki in Japan
     
  10. Megatronlee Red Belt

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2014
    Messages:
    9,406
    Likes Received:
    574
    Location:
    BOSTON VIA FLORIDA
    I didn't know he was in the ufc
     
  11. silvasurfer5253 Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2010
    Messages:
    2,147
    Likes Received:
    2
    Pretty sure Palhares is the WSOF welterweight champ.
     
  12. Left Hook Lacy Green Belt

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2007
    Messages:
    1,211
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Germany
    Youre probably right that hes not a top fighter although I wish we couldve found out in the UFC. But I GUARANTEE you he would catch one of those guys in a leg lock if he fought all of them. Like a lot of people agreed with in the other thread, hes the kind of guy who can also catch you. Doesnt mean hed beat you 9/10, but he is dangerous.

    The Shields result I guess we will get to find out soon at least.
     
  13. silvasurfer5253 Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2010
    Messages:
    2,147
    Likes Received:
    2
    Hard to argue with what you're saying. He's got a Puncher's chance at that submission.
     
  14. Emjay And again and again and again and ag.. zzzzzzzz

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2009
    Messages:
    33,005
    Likes Received:
    1,302
    Bash thread
     
  15. bubkusjones Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2010
    Messages:
    4,986
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Hamilton, Ontario
    He dropped to WW for the Mike Pierce fight, and then fought Steve Carl for the WSOF WW belt.
     
  16. silvasurfer5253 Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2010
    Messages:
    2,147
    Likes Received:
    2
    Really?

    Bashing or having discourse? Never said this guy didn't have talent, or wasn't a compelling fighter to watch. I'm just saying that his talent seems to have been inaccurately appraised .
     
  17. Messenger Orange Belt

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2006
    Messages:
    327
    Likes Received:
    0
    Six or seven years ago that fight would headline a ppv. Now we'd be lucky if it was on the main card. I'd still watch though.
     
  18. GrindingANARCHY Banned Banned

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2012
    Messages:
    21,321
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    White America
    In Japan it would have to be on the main card.
     
  19. Garnett Silk "I chose violence" - Cersei Lannister

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2007
    Messages:
    3,195
    Likes Received:
    5
    Location:
    Bronx, NY
    Glad this shit thread was moved to wasteland....TS you are a @#$%&. Palhares went out and beat the champion of a MMA organization and took his belt yet he's overrated. You should have been aborted at conception
     
  20. countswagula Gold Belt

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2012
    Messages:
    15,660
    Likes Received:
    267
    If anything, I think he's underrated at welterweight. I think he'd make short work of Fitch, probably be very competitive with Shields and murk several of the UFC's top 15.
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.