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Remember when all of Sherdog said Anderson Silva couldn't lose, and he'd beat Widman?

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by RondaTateCarano**, May 27, 2014.

  1. UJustGotChaeld Steel Belt

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    40% of Sherdog thought GSP won. Dana was just mad because GSP was retiring on top and Dana saw the PPV dollars slip away. He even stole GSP's belt from the locker room and tried to prevent GSP from attending the post fight conference.
     
  2. thechoice2 Banned Banned

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    Even if TJ was much better than everyone gave him credit for, doesn't change the fact that Barao wasn't as good as everyone was giving him credit for being.
     
  3. Inigo Montoya ...............

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    I agree with you on that. When I said "uncharacteristically" I meant in general, not just post losses\controversial fights.
    The GSP-Hendricks aftermath was embarrassing though lol
     
  4. Just a username Black Belt

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    23 out of a 100, which was the latest and therefore most relevant figure, doesn't rhyme well with the unanimous pick of Anderson you ascribe to these boards. Weidman had a strong base of supporters coming into that fight, those who were around remember it.
     
  5. C0NCH3TO Gold Belt

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    Barao wasn't a tested and proven fighter like Anderson was though. Anderson faced better competition, he even fought a former lhw champion in Forrest. He also wrecked Vitor and Hendo who are known to be great fighters. Last but not least, Anderson was 38 when he got into the Weidman fights.
    Barao was never meant to be in the same sentence with Anderson, Fedor, GSP and Jones.
     
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  6. UJustGotChaeld Steel Belt

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    That goes both ways. Silva was overrated and is not as good as people gave him credit for. According to your logic every dominant fighter who ever loses is simply overrated. Sheer stupidity.
     
  7. UJustGotChaeld Steel Belt

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    MW was one of the weakest divisions during Silva's reign. Not that it has anything to do with the OP whatsoever.
     
  8. thechoice2 Banned Banned

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    That depends on whether you're looking at it as if he's overrated overall or if you're pinpointing a specific moment in time...since you know fighters actually decline over time and don't remain at their pinnacle forever. However, until a fighter actually loses many people will continue to rate them as if they're still in their prime. This is what causes a fighter to be overrated.

    GSP was being overrated by a lot of people as they acted like he was unbeatable after he came back from his ACL surgery, but if you really were paying attention you'd notice that he was much slower and not as explosive as he had previously been before his injury.

    Silva lost about 30 mins out of 35 mins of fight time against Chael Sonnen, was rocked a couple times standing in their first fight but people still acted like he was in his prime a couple years later when he fought Weidman despite being 38 years of age. At that specific time he was being overrated, but his career as a whole and his accomplishments weren't overrated.

    Barao is different, he got totally outclassed while in his prime by a better fighter. I look at what happened to him like I look at what happened to JDS in JDS/Cain II.
     
  9. Thai Otoshi Gold Belt

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    No, let them play revisionist history in their minds.
     
  10. taedium The implication

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    I dig how insecure fat kids love to hate on Anderson :)
     
  11. cleber Blue Belt

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    yup
    nobody retires unbeaten...

    but rickson
     
  12. RondaTateCarano** Banned Banned

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    Not sure what that has to do with anything, and this thread has nothing to do with "hating on Anderson"

    It's simply "Remember when (and stats have been posted to prove this) at least 77% of sherdog was wrong after the Silva-Weidman fight, but now they all pretend they never made those claims, and act like it never happened...and shit on Dana for being wrong about Barao"
     
  13. Uncommon Valor Super Fly

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    Except for the fact that no one said he couldn't lose and plenty of people had Weidman winning.
     
  14. PeteGmeng*** Blue Belt

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    Only amazing thing was the hype job and protection he got. Decent fighter but was fed majority of his opponents.
     
  15. RondaTateCarano** Banned Banned

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    Well this is just a lie. There were plenty of people claiming he would retire undefeated in the UFC. Anyone who acts like they never read this are full of shit. Even after he lost there were still posters saying that he was "technically undefeated in the UFC because it wasn't a legit loss"




    Shit, there were posters after the second loss claiming neither loss was legit!
     
  16. warriorsplay You can run but you can’t hide

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  17. RondaTateCarano** Banned Banned

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    Doesn't matter, Silva beat James Irvin AND Stephan Bonnar, not to mention Leites, Lutter, and Cote. Barao has nothing on those wins.
     
  18. Thai Otoshi Gold Belt

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    Protection? He has the most top ten wins of all time.

    Decent fighter? Straight trolling...
     
  19. RondaTateCarano** Banned Banned

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    Yes, this has been discussed, by those number the title should be "Remember when almost 78% said Weidman had no chance"


    4 polls have been posted, one had 13% picking Weidman, the highest having almost 23%...not sure where your 1/3 came from...maybe you should check out the polls before you pull shit out of your ass.
     
  20. taedium The implication

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    I love how you leave out Dan Henderson, Okami, Chael and Rich Franklin.

    Take your pathetic, bitter Anderson belittling and do something useful, like cleaning up those Twinkie wrappers.
     

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