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People finally realizing Rodriguez isn´t that good?

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by Kuggoz, Aug 7, 2016.

  1. 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?
     
  2. 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 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 Black Belt

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    The guy is only 23 years old. He's got real talent imo.
     
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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)
     
  6. 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 Black 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 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.
     
  9. HI SCOTT NEWMAN ✔ Cats are the only hope for planet survival ✔

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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 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.
     
  11. Threetrees The Seller

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    Wink and Jackson are failing him
     
  12. 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 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.
     
  14. AP_RESURRECTION Steel 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
     
  15. HHJ The Way the Truth and the Life of MMA

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    couldnt put it better than that
     
  16. 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?
     
  17. geecore Blue Belt

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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.
     
  18. HHJ The Way the Truth and the Life of MMA

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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 Purple Belt

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