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Prime RDA is the 2nd best LW ever

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  1. blastoff Banned Banned

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    I don't have him as a top 3 LW GOAT on resume, but his skills and athleticism were A-tier

    I think the RDA that mauled prime Pettis would be favored over every LW past and present except Khabib. Even a near death RDA gave the best Tony a decent fight at altitude.

    Prime RDA vs Dustin, Charles, Islam etc all make my cock hard
     
  2. popac Blue Belt

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    It seems like his prime was very quick, though. He had a long career, then a crazy resurgence, then down again
     
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  3. blastoff Banned Banned

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    Yeah it's a shame because shortly after he hit his true peak athleticism/skillwise, he put on too much mass for the division

    He almost died cutting weight against Eddie and Tony

    Conor might've actually KO'd him because of how drained he was
     
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  4. SouthSide971 Purple Belt

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    i agree,also one of the most well rounded fighter ever
     
  5. GreatSaintGuillotine You may not like what I say but it's the truth.

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    If his weight cut wasn't such an issue post iv ban we may have seen him and khabib run it back, RDA vs Conor, and him vs a bunch of other new LW killers
     
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    Still Penn in my book, for now.
     
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    Prime RDA was something.
     
  8. chinarice Steel Belt

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    Nope but he was very good.
     
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  9. ch1584 Been trying to delete my account since 2014

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    They’d have never EVER given Conor an undeserved title shot while he was champ. He was a true blue killer. It’s a shame he got caught by Alvarez because he was definitely the better fighter and he got swept under the rug. Not sure if he’s the second best LW, but he’s up there in my opinion.
     
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    They gave Conor the shot vs RDA lol RDA got injured and Conor fought Nate instead. I do agree RDA would have beat Conor though.
     
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    "2nd best lightweight ever"?

    What kind of silly statement is this? He was never, at any point, better than prime Eddie Alvarez, which opens the door to a good 15-20 fighters being better than prime RDA.
     
  13. Tevfik1907 Blue Belt

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    Even Conor said Alvarez was ''lucky'' in RDA fight.

    https://forums.sherdog.com/threads/...-rda-was-a-lucky-shot.4195442/#post-165504409

    Conor: ''He (Eddie) got blessed with a lucky shot.''
     
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  14. ch1584 Been trying to delete my account since 2014

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    Ah thank you for correcting me. I didn’t realize
     
  15. dipstickjimmy Red Belt

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    But they did give McGregor a title shot vs RDA? Remember RDA pulled out and Cabo Nate was born.
    RDA vs.jpg
     
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    Love RDA, the way he came back from the clinic Khabib put on him to get better and go on to win the title was very impressive.

    Getting KO’d by Eddie who then immediately lost to McG kind of discredited him in some casuals eyes, but I still feel most hardcores still see him as a future legend of the sport (even if not included in a “best ever in the division” discussion).
     
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    So because Conor said it, it means something? Eddie has wins over a lot of the top LWs of his generation and some of the top guys going right now. His second to last win is the current #2 contender in the world.
     
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    He should've pulled out against Eddie dude was passing out in the bathtub
     
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    BJ Penn with abs is the greatest ever.
     
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    BJ Penn is number ONE!
     

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