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was tony ever that good

Discussion in 'The Lightweights' started by alex21cms, May 16, 2021.

  1. alex21cms Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    most of his vistories are over gatekeepers like cerrone , pettis and lee

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  2. Askren’s chin Banned Banned

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    Rda was top 3
     
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    Yes. He's out of his prime and is losing to top competition.
    He's 37 years old and took a life altering beating from Gaethje.
     
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  4. Orochimaru 大蛇丸 Red Belt Platinum Member

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    Yuck

    This is what fighters hate about MMA fans

    Yeah Tony was insanely fucking good
     
  5. D'z Me against 40 of you?...A fair fight! -Big L Yellow Card

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    Is Jiri? If so, then yes.
     
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    You mean when he won 12 fights in a row prior to losing 3 straight yea he was pretty good
     
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  8. Po Atan Orange Belt

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    Don’t wanna be that guy but I do think he was always overrated. Obviously a good fighter but not what people made him out to be. Just benefitted from favourable style matchups.
     
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    I understand your new to MMA you newbie
     
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    Damn Venum noobs running rampant. imo
     
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  11. Striker Fox Brown Belt

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    He was good, but overrated, and would've been mauled with ease by Khabib.
     
  12. Mr Fahrenheit Brown Belt

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    I guess it depends on your definition of gatekeeper. One way to look at it is that gatekeepers tell us who is great and who is just decent. Cerrone played gatekeeper to Alexander Hernandez, Al Iaquinta, Tony and Justin in four consecutive fights. Sent two packing to the back of the top ten and authenticated the other two as genuine contenders.

    Even if you think ALL those guys were gatekeepers — Cerrone, Pettis, Lee, RDA, Barboza, Thomson, etc. — it’s pretty damn impressive to run through all of them.

    As for precisely how good Tony was..... he wasn’t GSP or Khabib, a guy with pristine skills and perfect gameplan. He was a wild, dangerous nutball who laid it all on the line and almost always came out on top.

    All time great in my book.
     
  13. MartiniSIDe Purple Belt

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    You could say that for everyone.

    Facts are that he went undefeated against top competition for a while. He was really good and a scary mathup for anyone.
     
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  14. The Schmoop Red Belt

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    Yea he was really good. Not as good as people on here pretend he was. He was never going to beat Dustin, Gaethje, Khabib and even Conor likely would’ve put his lights out. Top 6ish. Gets hit way too much and his ground game was given way too much credit. Still a top LW all time with a stellar career.
     
  15. Mr Fahrenheit Brown Belt

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    Disagree that he was overrated but agree that Khabib was a terrible matchup. Ultimately Tony was probably too wild to beat a world class champion at the very top of his game.
     
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  16. chs140 Brown Belt

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    Insanely tough. Put a huge pressure on people, won a lot of fights. Really good fighter
    Technically solid or good? Eh.
    Catching up to him now.
     
  17. sdpdude9 Red Belt

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    No. Everybody knows if you lose then you were never really good. If you win, you are goat. Just simple sherdog facts.
     
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  18. TITS Gold Belt Platinum Member

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    They are just garbage of the lowest order. I don't even consider them "fans" really.
     
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  19. Bangkok ready d1 Brown Belt

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    Overrated he always had holes in his game, guys just weren't as effective back them because he wasn't fighting good grapplers all the time
     
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  20. Andy 93 Blue Belt

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    Hate these stupid fucking threads. He had a massive win streak in the toughest division in the sport so yeah he was pretty fucking good.
     

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