Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by ALAN PARTRIDGE, Jun 19, 2021.
What a time it was
No Conor = horrible time
oh shit I forgot about that
you've done me lad.
Hard to argue. GOAT candidates in basically every division.
But there also seemed more depth at the time too. Particularly at higher weight classes.
We've better champions today except for a few
Pretty boring TBH. Jones became boring. GSP was way boring by that point. Edgar was always boring besides his fights with Lay Praynard. Cruz was pretty boring.
Cain was pure violence tho...
Aldo was a killer...
Silva could put on master performances when not clowning.
This line up is overrated. MMA was much better with Pride around. Then when Strikeforce was around.
Why no CoNoR McGrEgOr
Besides Aldo and maybe GSP, I prefer every champ we have now over that line up.
A great era when you could remember and pronounce every fighters name!
The trauma hadn't happened yet..
You are correct, it hadn't.
The evolution from McTapper to McNapper to MookGregor was still in the making.
It's still crazy to me that Frankie was LW champion.
And he actually defended, unlike Conman
Back when Cain could still walk. What a time.
Happy to have witnessed all these legends, The UFC has definitely already peaked in quality.
We literally had 3 of the top 5 fighters ever all on the same roster as champions, hell you could legitimately argue Aldo into that top 5. Potentially 4 of the 5 best ever all on one damn roster. this photo won’t even hit until everyone in those photos is retired and we’re left with the JV squad.
It’s the equivalent of the 1992 Dream Team, the talent level is just unrivaled.
what makes this even crazier is that Demetrius Johnson would become champ a year later, the roster was ridiculously stacked. That’s arguably 5 of the best 6 fighters EVER.
And that’s not even including the other first ballot hall of famers Cruz(top 20), Edgar, and Cain.
Weird seeing Edgar champ at that weight class
This was such a cool moment at the time. Remember when we were all clamoring to see Anderson vs GSP? Then having them up on stage together like that.
Just looking at Aldo's face, he looks pretty well out of it. If I recall correctly, he was about to fight Mark Hominick at the time and the weight cut was killing him.
I remember that, every time GSP fought I would think “Well with the right game plan and a disciplined approach I could see him beating Silva.” Then a couple months later Silva would do something spectacular and I’d think “Nope. Unless GSP snuggles a revolver into the the cage Silva is beating him.” Lol. Good times.
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