Stephen Thompsons worst matchup

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  1. mohummad hassan

    mohummad hassan formerwrestlerturnedboxer22 Double Yellow Card

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    Is rory because rory will keep his range and jab him all night and in a five rounder might get thompson impatient and get the finish
     
  2. KillerIsBack V2

    KillerIsBack V2 Brown Belt

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    3rd dan black belt in karate GSP wont get confused by any stance or switch.
     
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    i think Hagler knocks him out tbh
     
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    Forest Griffin respects the hands of Stephen Thompson
     
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    Demian Maia. Death by cuddling.
     
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    Clinton Woods would maul him.
     
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    I think Maia is the tougher fight.
     
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    maia is the master of the single-leg takedown - the bane of the side-stance karate master
     
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    A tiger.

    But probably Rory.
     
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    MCMXCIX Purple Belt

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    Rory will always be the Kenny Florian of the WW's.
     
  12. Drake

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    I don't exactly agree with your post, but agree that it's probably Rory. Though Matt Brown did beat him :p
     
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    I think Rory is tough fight, but Lawler is obviously the hardest matchup. He's closed the distance against Rory twice, and Condit, and Matt Brown, and Hendricks. Thompson can be champ but he did get dropped by Ellenberger, so I dont see him avoiding it from a guy like Lawler.

    I think Condit is also a hellish matchup for Thompson because he's a gameplan freak, he'd be ready for whatever Thompson brings in my opinion
     
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    2. Robbie Lawler
    3. Matt Brown
    4. Carlos Condit
    5. Thiago Alves
     
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    BJJ_Rage Gold Belt

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    maia will maul hiim on the ground.
     
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    condit
    lawler
     
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    Yeah, I think i'd favor Rory over Thompson. Rory is very crafty and seasoned on the feet for a young guy if he dosen't get baited to brawl. And his TD's, and Ground game are also incredibly strong.
     
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    I would kill to see him against Machida at MW.
     
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    Any striker in that divisions worst nightmare is Maia.

    Wonderboy at range finishes Lawlers work and kicks Rorys nose clear out the back of his medulla oblangata
     
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    Maia in a small cage - although we could see Thompson do what Anderson did, but Maia is much stronger at WW

    Lombard also, assuming he was active enough could pose issues for Thompson, explosive, tough, excellent top game, excellent trips
     
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