Smartest MMA fighter

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  1. Koro_11

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    Well, ok no he's not... but in a way he is.

    I cant think of another fighter who's done more with less. The guy is a career gatekeeper at best, lost about 40% of his fights, and got his ass completely handed to him any time he took on the elite fighters like RDA, Bendo, Rory, etc... got beat by B level manlets like Joe Daddy Stevenson, Hermes Franca, Clay Guida, and some dude who I never heard of and cant remember his name now.

    Ya, I guess Nate did have his brother's gimmick that he played pretty well too, but he wasn't really going anywhere or doing much with his career in MMA, and what else is a guy like him gonna do for money once that not so successful career was over?

    Then, after a win over another unremarkable fighter named Michael Johnson, Nate gets the mic shoved in his face in a post fight interview, and he changes his life with a single sentence:

    "CONOR MCGREGOR, YOU'RE TAKIN' EVERYTHING I WORKED FOR MOTHERFUCKER, I'MA FIGHT YOUR ASS NEXT"
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    Then RDA ends up injuring his foot, the fight with Conor is off, a short notice replacement is needed, and who gets the call? None other than Nate dogg. So an out of shape burnout fat skinny Nate says "ya let's do it bitch" and the rest is history.

    Now, two Conor fights later Nate is sitting on millions and laughing at the UFC and MMA. He's not taking any fights cause fuck taking shots to the head for peanuts, he wants that big payday or nothing and who can blame him. I cant think of another fighter who's done more with less, and who's capitalized on his opportunity as good as Nate Diaz. People like to joke about how stupid he is, and doesn't know what a gazelle is, etc... but he was sure smart enough to set himself for life, while other supposedly much more intelligent fighters are still getting their brain cells reduced for chump change.

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    BisexualMMA Don't Put My Name in the Name of Steroids!

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    Just raw IQ and intellect... Gotta be Diego Sanchez.
     
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    It's probably Nate actually.

    He sounds like the victim of a recent lobotomy but if you actually listen to what he says, its pretty clear hes the smartest guy to ever set foot into a cage.
     
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    The chips sorta fell his way with the RDA situation, though.
     
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    Vitor CroCop Right Wing Liberal Banned

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    How would we know this? I think making a dumbest mma fighters thread would make it much easier to make a list.
     
  6. Koro_11

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    Ya, but he still needed to take the fight on 10 days notice, help hype it up, and actually win it to earn that second big payday.

    He did it all just right.
     
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    Am I in the anti-verse?
     
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    It's Tito and if you disagree, you yourself are a simpleton that does not understand the finer nuances of our binary existence.
     
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    Jon Jones is the smartest fighter in cage. Conor's the smartest outside
     
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    Koro_11 Silver Belt

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    You think so?

    The guy is being charged with rape, assault, destroying someone's property, fathering illegitimate children and obviously has a serious coke habit.

    You really think he's that smart?
     
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    I don't think either mutually exclusive.
     
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    Vitor CroCop Right Wing Liberal Banned

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    For what it's worth the GOAT in your AV was a successful fighter, elite swat cop, and a politician.
     
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    Justin Gaethje is. Just look at those glasses. Dude has to be smart..

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    Marc A Being broke is being dishonest

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    Can you link where he is being charged for rape and unequivocal proof he fathered an illegitimate child?

    I'll wait
     
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    I'd say luckiest. I think Nate Diaz is great and I love seeing him fight, but he was the right guy, in the right place, at the right time imo. He wouldn't have had this level of success and fame without McGregor, and also without RDA pulling out.
     
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    The answer is only one. Jon Jones and its not even debatable.

    This thread has been made a million times before and Jon Jones is unanimously the answer always.

    Its not even the case of me being biased, its just undeniable.
     
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    True, but the GOAT in my av was an elite level striker, a highlight reel finisher, and a genetic freak who could have made money in a lot of was even if he quit halfway into his mma career.

    Nate Diaz was just another middle of the pack fighter who was limited and was never gonna make any real money doing anything else.
     
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    In the cage he's up there, but in his personal life he's obviously an idiot.

    You dont hear about Nate being arrested, running people over, or popping for ped's. He seems to be handling his personal life a lot smarter than Jonesy, despite being a Stockton burnout and all.
     
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