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What If Glover Never Had Visa Issues?

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  1. SpoonDogg Green Belt

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    Before entering the UFC Glover was on a 15 fight win streak.

    He even extended that win streak to 20 before falling short to LHW great Jon Jones at UFC 172.

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    But what if Glover never had visa issues and entered the UFC earlier?

    How would he have fared against the likes of;

    Tito
    Lyoto
    Shogun
    Forrest
    Hendo
    Vitor
    Randy
    Rashad (has a W over him, but in his prime)
    Rampage (again a W over him, but in his prime).

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    Do you think he would've attained UFC gold?

    Discuss Sherbro's.
     
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  2. Bob Sapp Black Belt

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    I think he couldve been champ. Glover wouldve KOd or dominated most of those guys in the list.
     
  3. VinceArch I am all of me.

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    I think he would have been champion if he had the knowledge he does now in his younger days. Back when LHW was stacked I think the only two who would give him trouble would be Shogun and Lyoto. Maybe Randy Couture as well.
     
  4. SpoonDogg Green Belt

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    Always imagined Glover vs Shogun to go something like Hendo vs Shogun. Total. Fucking. War.

    Also agree Lyoto's movement would be a massive problem.

    Shame we never got see the full potential of Glover against that era of LHW's.
     
  5. ShreddinMMA Gold Belt

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    A. Glover struggles with Shogun, maybe Lyoto, maybe a prime Rashad. He's always been hittable and his standup is predictable. Throwing leather with Shogun to this day is a bad idea, let alone when Shogun was in the form he was in the Machida days. Rashad might catch Glover with his speed, though I'd heavily favour Glover. Lyoto is a tough style match up. All that said, Glover's power and grappling skills makes him a threat to anyone who can't stop his size and strength.

    B. Jones isn't even the consensus GOAT on Sherdog - https://forums.sherdog.com/threads/all-time-goat-poll.3916359/
     
  6. SpoonDogg Green Belt

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    100% agree, Lyoto would be the hardest problem to solve.

    I'll be sure to edit that JJ comment. Don't want yet another GOAT discussion. Duly noted.
     
  7. Lonorton94 Banned Banned

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    Jon Jones won the twitter pole by a landslide though. Worlds population > sherdog.
     
  8. Lonorton94 Banned Banned

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    Don’t change your opinion just to appease a bunch of cry baby grown men. They can wine if they’d like. The fact is the majority of people recognize Jon Jones as the goat.
     
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  9. wwkirk Black Belt

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    Why did Glover have visa problems in the past?
     
  10. Gambit MMA UNDEFEATED YAMMAWEIGHT CHAMPION

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    yeah, stinks he came over so late.

    lot of great fights for him. i think he could potentially beat all those guys but at the same time id say some of them could best him as well.
     
  11. SpoonDogg Green Belt

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    I don't really believe in the GOAT shit tbh. Different weight classes, different eras, PED's, just appreciate greatness when I see it. PED's or not, JJ is a cerebral motherfucker and I will forever enjoy his fights.
     
  12. Soul On Ice Banned Banned

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    Loses some
    Wins some
    Might become champion but wouldn't stay champion for long
     
  13. Ace70 V2 Red Belt

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    Would he have fought Chuck for the belt?
     
  14. rjmbrd Gold Belt

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    Glover was 34 with a lot of mileage by the time he fought Jones. He quite clearly got outside of his athletic prime, unfortunately for him he was slowing down by then.

    When you see Glover fight now, you are seeing someone with absolute world class knowledge of fighting, and subpar athleticism. He's winning these fights (and surviving bad situations) based on superior technique. He's good everywhere.

    If Glover was able to compete at 205 as a 28 year old, he would have been top of the food chain.
     
  15. TheBrownRanger Brown Belt

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    During the "hot potato" era, maybe. Even then the Shogun-Machida rivalry and Shogun's long layoff would hold Glover off from the title.

    I would give him until 2011. 2011 Jones beats any version of Glover.
     
  16. SpoonDogg Green Belt

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    Good question. How close were they?
     
  17. Linelo Black Belt

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    Glover grounds Shogun, passes his guard, gnps him, before choking him out.

    Now and in their primes.
     
  18. SpoonDogg Green Belt

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    Loved watching him school that cocky punk Ion Cutelaba.
     
  19. Fedor_Silva Chicken hunter / mdfc fat champ

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    Probably not. I heard on an Interview Glover saying wonderful things about Chuck. He really loved the mohawk
     
  20. Fedor_Silva Chicken hunter / mdfc fat champ

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    Edit. They probably dnt have fought.
     

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