RDA appreciation thread

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  1. Kung Fu bb

    Kung Fu bb Red Belt

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    IMO the true champs that deserve the most appreciation are the ones who get the belt in the old fashioned way, by going up the rankings and fighting everyone they put in front of them... losing some, winning some, and truly working your way up to the top like Max Holloway did... or like Ferguson, Romero or Maia are doing (not cutting in the line as a marketing attraction).

    Recent examples of guys truly going up the rankings and earning a TS in the LW division (most stacked division in the world) and then becoming champ are:

    Penn - 5 title victories

    Edgar - 3 title fight victories and 1 draw

    Bendo - 4 title fight victories

    Pettis - 1 title defense

    RDA - 2 title fight victories.
    His streak included wins over 2 guys in the list above still on their prime: Bendo and Pettis.

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    Pettis


    You gotta respect RDA.

    He also

    Fucked Cerrone up
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    And he absolutely destroyed Conor´s father (a WW who cuts from 215 pounds, as I last heard).
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    But the weight cut was taking its toll. So I hope RDA comes back stronger than ever at WW. Saffiedine is a tough opponent for a debut in the division, but I still believe in RDA´s win.


    #War RDA
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    Worst drawing champ of all time. His numbers make Mighty Mouse look strong
     
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    Kung Fu bb Red Belt

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    Is this the financial or the mma forum? Let´s leave the money talk for the shareholders of the company, shall we?
     
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    Easily one of the most exciting fighters in the UFC. It's a shame they're making Bethe vs Holly headline a card instead of him.
     
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    Shame he missed out on his red panty night...then again I am happy that Diaz - Colin 1 happened
     
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    Holy balls was I absolutely pumped for that fight.

    Color still had his aura and RDA was creating a frightening one.
     
  8. UseARubberGuard

    UseARubberGuard Wrap it up

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    1. 99% sure that's false.

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    @FrankieNYC, where are RDA's numbers at?
     
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    Fondest memory of RDA: The uppercut that traveled from Texas to Alaska that cleaned his clock... compliments of Jeremy Stephens.
     
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    I was pissed when he lost his last fight to Ferguson
     
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    Where you at Georges? Hi Banned

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    If RDA was not on juice pre usada then I will book a flight to wherever he is and kiss his ass
     
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    He's alright. Picked him to beat Pettis.

    I kind of feel like there's A lot of Las signed who are better than the top 10.

    They've got 100 Lws signed and No idea how to work with it

    The best Lw is probably ranked #95 and will need to go on a 15 fight win streak to get a shot
     
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    RDA was such a beast. I really hope he doesn't go the way of Barao.
     
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    RDA just came along at wrong time. The two GOATS ever Khabib and ferg are in the house - who would rape guys like BJ in prime.. Love RDAs TDs which I though best in division until Khabib showed up, striking and heart.

    Its too bad RDA coulldt collect that conor payday before checking out...
     
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    Always respect for RDA, awesome run he had!
     
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    In before Jeremy Stephens telegraphed upper cut from hell
     
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    Great fighter and a good guy hope he crushes Saffedine
     
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    Kin eh.
     
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    UFC 185: Pettis vs Dos Anjos 310,000 buys

    UFC on FOX 17: 2.8 million viewers

    The PPV did decent & the Fox card average
    Not sure what the ratings were for his loss to Alvarez
     
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