"Rory MacDonald is the best WW in the world"

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  1. Sapp

    Sapp Silver Belt

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    Can we put an end to this myth here?

    I think there's a lot of wishful thinking going into this because people have so much respect for Rory and were so optimistic about his potential when he was coming up. Maybe also because of the way he left the UFC.

    Rory is on the way down, and his tissue paper nose is such a liability. He's still a good fighter but he's not the best in the world by a long shot.
     
  2. Deadwing88

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    He's struggling vs 40 year old Fitch..
    lol.
     
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    ChumpyKiwi Brown Belt

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    I would be very sad if Rory lost to Fitch
     
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    Who’s climbing mountain tops and shouting Rory is the best WW in the world?
     
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    Ube Paralegal of the Year

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    It’s hard to call one the best when they’re not fighting in the ufc (for the most part)
     
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    Usman would obliterate Rory lol
     
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    Usman would ragdoll both Rory and Fitch back-to-back without breaking a hard sweat.
     
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  8. Sapp

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    A fictional fan because the TS needed a false premise to shoot down for his thread.
     
  10. IngaVovchanchyn

    IngaVovchanchyn Titanium Belt Platinum Member

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    Ah, I think there's a large minority of MMA fans who hold that opinion. It's out there.
     
  11. Dirge

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    Rory is a great fighter but he simply has accumulated too much damage. He had two FOTY blood baths against Lawler

    And on top of that, Fitch is in an org with virtually no drug testing.

    We were talking about the endless gastank of TJ Dillinshaw not long ago.

    Or Werdum's gastank at 40 years old.
     
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  13. Sapp

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    No, I just googled "Rory is the best WW in the world" because I've seen that opinion before on Sherdog and that was the first thread I found. Relax man.
     
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    I used to feel that way.

    The last two fights have changed my mind. He's not the fighter he was against Lawler.

    And Usman is something special.
     
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    Yeah, I saw that. And I know Rory has fans, but I don't think this exact view is common. Just some weirdo spouting hyperbole.
     
  16. Jon's Drug Dealer

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    I don't think that statement has ever been true. Contrarian journalists were just throwing it around like cretins when Woodley was champ.
     
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    Fitch just put an end to that
     
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    I honestly don't understand your approach in this thread. Are you arguing that the idea that Rory MacDonald is the best WW in the world is rare? I don't think it is, nor has it been for several years now, particularly when Woodley was UFC champ, given how badly Rory schooled Woodley.

    I've always thought he was one of the top three or four WWs, and struggling a bit against Fitch doesn't necessarily change my mind about that.

    edit: damn, a draw. Maybe Rory does suck.
     
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    Who said that? That dude was always a gatekeeper status in my books.
     
  20. Sapp

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    That opinion was commonly stated when Woodley was champion. It's not the majority view but it's definitely one you would encounter pretty frequently, at least in my experience.
     

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