People finally realizing Rodriguez isn´t that good?

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  1. Kuggoz

    Kuggoz Orange Belt

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    I saw a lot of people even calling him a future champ. Ive always thought he is sloppy, and has a questionable chin. His ground game is a mystery, and probably a good wrestler would lay on him for 5 rounds.

    So does anyone still think he is going to be the champion after last night?
     
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    legkicktko Only the Strong Survive

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    His fundamentals lack, but believe it or not, he can improve. I have no idea where his ceiling is and nobody else does either.
     
  3. Kuggoz

    Kuggoz Orange Belt

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    Of course, but Doo Ho Choi for example, is far beyond his abilities in the stand-up. I think he is the one who should be hyped up as the possible champion.
     
  4. Alphafail

    Alphafail Brown Belt

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    The guy is only 23 years old. He's got real talent imo.
     
  5. Nightmaree

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    but he is only 19 years old..

    just joking, Yair is good, he won 5 in a row + 2 TUF fights, he will have problems with wrestlers but he will improve his skills for sure (and his two split decision wins are bs, should have been UD)
     
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  6. Kuggoz

    Kuggoz Orange Belt

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    Max Holloway is less than a year older, and they are on a totally different level.
     
  7. Alphafail

    Alphafail Brown Belt

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    That means absolutely nothing. What was Conor doing when Aldo was 23 and how is he doing now?
     
  8. Kuggoz

    Kuggoz Orange Belt

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    Aldo has been in the game for 4 years more. Holloway and Yair had their first fights less than a year apart.
     
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    HI SCOTT NEWMAN Steel Belt Cat ✔

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    He is still very raw, hence why he should never ever be a main event, especially against a opponent who has a losing record in UFC. joke of a main event. its a prelim fight or first fight on main card. A lot of the fight was sloppy to be honest.
     
  10. jonnyboy316

    jonnyboy316 Blue Belt

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    I think Yair has a great chance as long as he is allowed to round out his game and is matched sensibly in the mean time. It seems as though he has a good attitude and is part of an excellent camp. Clearly his athleticism & Cardio are top notch and he has a good physique for the weight. Slightly ironic given that he is Mexican that his boxing is currently a bit of a weakness but there is certainly time to improve it. I think he can be a champ.
     
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    Threetrees Donald Trump is a Hoe

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    Wink and Jackson are failing him
     
  12. ufc_vs_pride

    ufc_vs_pride Purple Belt

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    UFC still thinks Yair is going to be a break out Latin star
     
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  13. Goatenstein

    Goatenstein Black Belt

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    Yair barely beat a fat BW. If he is a man and steps up next time he'll be flattened.
     
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  14. AP_RESURRECTION

    AP_RESURRECTION Gold Belt

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    He was clearly overrated - he got a finish on a card that Sherdog gers actually watched - that leads to hype - most people cant even watch prospects that much given how everything is so watered down - but everyone saw that finish and that obv overrated him - he might have been gopd but that visible finish put him as everyone's future champ - this stuff isn't rocket science -it's not like Sherdog has a bunch of great fig UT analysts now - maybe in the past but people don't seem to be interested in real understanding fighting anymore
     
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  15. HHJ

    HHJ Fedor Supremacist

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    couldnt put it better than that
     
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    basherofbrains Green Belt

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    Where is this overrated nonsense coming from? He soundly beat a game opponent 49-46. He is entertaining as hell and has cardio for days. What is not to like?
     
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    Ya its hard to think a 23 year old on a 7 win fight streak can't evolve his game anymore than it already is. Might as well hang em up YAIR.

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    Yair is awesome! Can't wait to see where he goes from here.
     
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    HHJ Fedor Supremacist

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    Yair is what is great about MMA. That crazy free form of expressive fighting is very exciting to watch just as well as a fundamental tactician. There is a place for this kind of thing.
     
  19. RyuHayabusa

    RyuHayabusa Purple Belt

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    Well.......shogun was wild exciting freestyling and im sure he captured some belt somewhere
     
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  20. AP_RESURRECTION

    AP_RESURRECTION Gold Belt

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    people were getting crazy about his hype, as is usual - so what should have been considered an imprsesive performance last night was a disappointment to lots of people around here

    i didnt watch the fight until later but wasnt surprised at all about how it went - was a good fight - theni came here and saw what people were saying about it and, if i hadnt seen the fight first, i would have thought rodriguez looked like a complete bum
     
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