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  1. elbowsandwiches Black Belt

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    ..... after compartmentalizing those two things away, view his career and tell me hes great.
    He might mentally be there, but he just isn't athletic enough.
    It's like he's one-dimensional as a good striker but once grappling takes place it falls apart
     
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  2. Hespectfully Red Belt Platinum Member

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    Nah u right he’s a total bum
     
  3. Maaj19 Brown Belt

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    I'd say mentally he isn't there but athletically is.
     
  4. Andrei Orlovski UFC black belt

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    USADA bless is normal
     
  5. Skeptic_Zero I immigrated from Siberia to Alaska.

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    He's a legit former champ you scrublord. Practically all of his losses are to the cream of the crop. He just fucking knocked out wonderboy.

    I swear Sherdoggers like "He just lose? He's trash. He just win? GOAT!"
     
  6. SuperNerd Season Mode.

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    Someone should take away TS' crayons and take his drawing off the fridge door.
     
  7. updowniri Green Belt

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    Has Pettis ever had an athleticism advantage over any of his opponents?
     
  8. podsox Gold Belt

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    His elite speed is gone
     
  9. Bluntforce420 Black Belt

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    Had about a 3 or 4 fight stretch where he looked unstoppable, other than that he's been about average
     
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    Yes.
     
  11. I WILL CUT YOU Calamity from the Heavens

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    He stopped Lauzon and Cowboy 1st round strikes, then subbed Gil and Bendo.

    Name any 4-finish streak as good as that. There's maybe a couple in mma history that compare.
     
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  12. elbowsandwiches Black Belt

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    just look at his record. wonderboy was owning him until that shot too. it's all subjective
     
  13. ThaiSexPills Pulsing tainted viagra

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    Every fighter to ever lose is terrible.
     
  14. Joker Jiujitsu Free toy in my Happy Meal

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    So, the KO over Wonderboy, submission of Ben Henderson, and submission of Gilbert Melendez didn't do anything for you?

    He's got some great wins and tough losses. There are several times he let me down (Guida, Diaz, Alvarez, etc) but he is still capable of exciting fights and moments. He may not be one of the very best anymore, but he definitely was at one point.
     
  15. The Witcher відродитися

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    Submitted bendo... enough said
     
  16. KeepItRealist Gold Belt

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    He had some good wins and finishes, but some bad performances as well. He got really overrated being out for so long after looking great in a couple fights. So people ignored him looking bad before then too.

    I still don't understand why he got picked to be on the Wheaties box. He was out for a year and a half before that. More arbitrary UFC bs. And that picture of him in a suit was awful. heh.
     
  17. elbowsandwiches Black Belt

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    I'm not going to get into arguments with contrarians. Wonderboy was beating him until he got that shot in, Melendez and Benson Henderson are not great. Melendez almost lost to Diego Sanchez
     
  18. snackgod Gold Belt

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    he still be called formar lightweight champ, that sounds like other fighter that one dimensional as well.
     
  19. 613 Gold Belt

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    There is a zero % chance you were watching MMA before 2012
     
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    He still killed wonderhype.
     

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