What Barao vs TJ proves is that we can NEVER truly know how 2 fighters match up until

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  1. BigMuffler

    BigMuffler Loli is love loli is life!

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    they fight. Everyone knew there was a chance Barao could lose by a flash KO or something sure, but let's be honest - how many of us thought that TJ would actually have a higher chance of winning the fight between them, as his performance showed? Almost everybody believed that Barao was better everywhere, what this should show us is that those who predict MMA fights from a position of arrogance thinking they KNOW how 2 fighters match up before the fact are doing so from an inherently wrong standpoint and we should be less willing to let a mismatch 'on paper' dampen our anticipation for a matchup.

    Always believe in the chances of an underdog, not just the possibility to a flash KO/sub, but that they can rise BEYOND what we know of them. :icon_chee
     
  2. Bubson Bubba

    Bubson Bubba Purple Belt

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    I predicted Barao by round 1 Tko.
     
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    Huge favourites win 90 per cent of the time. This was an outlier.
     
  4. BigMuffler

    BigMuffler Loli is love loli is life!

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    What I'm mainly getting at is that people who whine and bitch about a solid fighter getting a shot at a dominant champion simply because they don't match up well enough 'on paper' are stupid, and in the wrong.
     
  5. Zanmato

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    i think in this instance people could be forgiven for complaining, dillashaw was coming off a one fight win streak (and that win against someone coming off 2 losses) so no paper it was not the most worthy title contender... but yes.. anyone can win a fight and we should just relax about who 'deserves' what and enjoy each match-up for what it is
     
  6. LampShade94

    LampShade94 Brown Belt

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    Huge favorites usually win.

    As someone above said, this is an outlier. The fighters who match up better "on paper" usually have a higher chance of winning.

    This thread is dumb.
     
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    Agreed.

    TS, we already know.
     
  8. BigMuffler

    BigMuffler Loli is love loli is life!

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    Brave of you to out yourself as one of those whiners. :icon_twis
     
  9. BigMuffler

    BigMuffler Loli is love loli is life!

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    The whiners who bitched about Glover fighting Jones, or TJ fighting Barao, or Davis fighting Rousey, don't.

    Spoiled MMA fans are the only sports fans who think champions should only ever fight 1 or 2 people.
     
  10. LampShade94

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    Don't be butthurt because I just trashed your pointless thread. I was indifferent to the outcome of Saturday night.
     
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    That's the truth man. I love it when people get caught up in the "No chance" bullshit and get their mouths slack opened in disbelief.
     
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    It's funny how all of a sudden everyone is a Dillashaw fan now lol. Fickle motherfckers.
     
  13. BigMuffler

    BigMuffler Loli is love loli is life!

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    That doesn't make you a non-whiner, in fact your 'trashing' the thread is evidence in itself of your whininess.
     
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    Unless its Hendo and Cormier. I knew exactly how that was going to go down.
     

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