Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by Ghost in the Shell, May 25, 2014.
or made the company close your account and never pay.
Odds on 5 Dimes were 78 to 1.
Given not only the odds, but the way it happened, absolutely. The way Dillashaw looked last night I feel like that performance is much more repeatable than say, Brooks vs. Chandler, or historically Serra vs. GSP.
Yes. It will be hard to top that but anything can happen in 1/2 year.
Yep. Fucking incredible.
yea man and another point, the idea that he got so good so fast at striking is an inspiration, to say the least, wow
Odds wise it was bigger, but Brooks didn't dominate like TJ did, and TJ - Barao is a way bigger fight than Brooks/Chandler.
Yeah, that part's a little depressing.
Definitely. People were saying that Dillashaw shouldn't even be fighting Barao because he didn't stand a chance, and they weren't crazy to say so either.
Then he goes in and dominates him over basically 5 rounds, which is extremely impressive. I'm glad he didn't knock Barao out in the first round as that would have left a lot of questions. Now there were none.
This win ranks, near GSP/Serra 1.
Nah it's pretty well established.
Dude is a straight up ghoul.
I voted no before I read the OP.
GSP vs Serra will probably hold that title for the rest of UFC history.
I still think that the fact GSP was a few years out of his prime whereas Barao clearly is in his prime years separates this for me.
Plus, Serra seemed to have "earned" the shot, whereas TJ Dillashaw didn't look like he "earned" his, despite his 1 recent loss being a terrible decision.
And if in correct TJ wasn't even supposed to be fighting Renan. Didn't TJ step in for an injured Assuncao?
Assuncao got the first offer, yes, but he wasn't fully healthy, so he never signed on the fight.
TJ Dillashaw got the title shot because Barao recently beat Wineland and Faber, Cruz and Assuncao were too hurt to be ready to fight by UFC 173, and McDonald was coming off a recent loss where he got dominated to Faber (whom Barao had beaten just over a year ago).
That essentially means that 5 guys were higher priorities than TJ in terms of getting a title shot. 3 of those men lost to Barao with much better odds, bigger wins, and more prestige.
And yet TJ Dillashaw is the one to beat Barao in a fight that was seen as a "stay busy", "stat padding", or even a "tune up" fight for Barao.
It just goes to show you how crazy this sport is, and how crazy underestimated TJ Dillashaw was.
Nobody saw one of the best MMA strikers of all-time being dominated for essentially 20 minutes in striking losing via TKO the way he did. Nobody.
Normally saying "nobody" is hyperbole, but that's pretty much true here, and i's insane.
It just goes to show you how unpredictable MMA can be sometimes.
people are even comparing it to GSP/Serra 1
So far yes.
was a bit sad to see barao dominated like that.
he'll be back better.
it was hard to watch! he had nothing for dillashaw.
both are very good fighters, not really much of a fan of either.
imo a worse beatdown than jones vs shogun and harder to watch.
its arguable the biggest upset of the UFC. GSP vs Serra was HUGE aswell tho. Close one tbh.....
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