Rise of the Haymaker Champion

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  1. Vergilius

    Vergilius Purple Belt

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    Woodley, McGregor, Miocic, Bisping... edit: might as well add Alvarez too.

    It looks like there is a new breed in town once again. Strange for those of us who grew up watching Anderson and GSP dominate their opponents.

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  2. Tito’s Juice Box

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    In Woodley's defense, he set it up very nicely with the feint/fake. It was an overhand right, but not a haymaker. It wasn't wild at all, it was planned and precise.
     
  3. Vergilius

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    Maybe a better term would be "one-punch champs". It just annoys me a little to see so many belts change hands without even a round of combat being fought. It casts aspersions on the quality of those champions, imo.
     
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  4. Recounter

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    Bisping and Woodley earned it.

    Conor and Miocic earned it too, but 50% is due to their opponent's stupidity.
     
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    Yea I'd much prefer a war as well. I was just saying that "haymaker" makes it sounds sloppy and lucky.
     
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    Connor is not a haymaker kind of guy. That was a beautiful counter punch he landed on Aldo.
     
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    brutal and short lived reign.
     
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    May aswell add Alvarez to the list. That big shot he landed is what eventually led to the tko
     
  9. Vergilius

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    That's true, forgot about him.
     
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    I think it casts greater aspersions on the quality of the fighters they beat.
     
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    WTF? Well placed shots equal haymakers now?
     
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    That's what I meant by saying it casts aspersions on the champions: both the former and current one :)
     
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    The wrestler overhand haymaker threat combo is not new.
     
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    Nah, like I said, haymaker may be pushing it - "one punch champ" is probably better, but it sounds less catchy.
     
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    youre only calling them haymaker champion after a black guy did it. your ass would be silent if robbie won by haymaker
     
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    What are you talking about? I listed 5 guys and just one of them is black and as the counter example to that kind of champ I listed Anderson and GSP. This is not about race at all.
     
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    Miocic's punch to beat Werdum was hardly a "haymaker."

    It was a short counter (I believe) off of a stupid onrush by Werdum.
     
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    every racist guy denies its about race. fact is you made this thread after a black guy did it. you never bothered to bring this up before even though lawler is a haymaker champ too.
     
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    Lol stipe shot wasn't a haymaker, he stepped back and planted his foot before throwing the ko shot
     
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    More like champions who landed well placed and timed shots. Champions tend to win fights by taking advantage of openings/weaknesses, GSP did this all the time and so did Anderson. These champions are doing the same thing overall, but with more spectacular conclusions for the most part.
     

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