Where is stipe's respect?

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  1. Has23

    Has23 Yellow Belt

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    im so tired of people especially journalist not giving Stipe the respect he deserves. The guy is already one of the hwt GOATS. He just tkod Cormier after being down three rounds. He handily beats Ngannou when everyone including Rogan on his own podcast was riding Ngannou like he's unbeatable. Tkod Overeem, koed Werdum as well as JDS. People need too give this man credit and the UFC should be promoting him a lot more.
     
  2. Davey Crockett

    Davey Crockett Mane, Firmino, Salah

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    It’s because he’s a fireman. People can’t accept that a guy with a part time job is that good
     
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    Well for one, he's not big and muscley so you need a certain amount of pec size for Sherdoggers to lust over.

    Two no one that doesn't work for the UFC thinks he's the best HW ever and he would have lost to DC twice if DC had bothered to wrestle or defend strikes. Previous HW champions inspired terror in their division ala Cain. This dude barely skated by and beat two very past their prime dudes in his time at the top.
     
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  4. Has23

    Has23 Yellow Belt

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    Regardless though he beat D.C. And when he first won the title he was smoking everyone in the first round. Yea I get he's not the most intimidating guy but his fights speak for themselves.
     
  5. Fight Professor

    Fight Professor Gold Belt

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    Stipe's English is a lot more difficult to understand compared to JDS or Khabib. And there is no translator translate Stipe-ish. So fans have a hard time relating to him.
     
  6. TheToqueville

    TheToqueville Green Belt

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    Handily beat Ngannou?

    More like desperately Lay and prayed and held on for dear life for 5 rounds, with so much inactivity that the ref had to keep telling him to work.

    He gets respect but notes uchbas you want him to get, because any idiot knows that DC is a far better fighter overall who got careless, stopped listening to his coaches, and paid the price.
     
  7. Has23

    Has23 Yellow Belt

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    Haha his English is pretty unusual
     
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    accolyte1022 Go to the body

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    I don't like stipe, but winning 50-44 on all 3 scorecards is handily beating someone
     
  10. Has23

    Has23 Yellow Belt

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    Look at Ngannou by the 5th round.. he looked like he was gonna collapse. Stipe won 4/5 rounds
     
  11. Squintz

    Squintz Black Belt

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    Ngannou will KTFO Stipe in the rematch and his hype and goat hw speculation will all go away.
     
  12. Paulsp

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    Fedor stans get excessively offended at himself/his fans calling him the HW GOAT
     
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    This and he has said himself that he doesn't like to do promotional work. Man deserves more hespect though.
     
  14. MemphisMafia

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    It is just the world we live in. Nobody respects anything or anyone (police, president, schools, etc...).
     
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    Paulsp Brown Belt

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    50-44’d him and in one round the strikes were 80-0

    So yeah handily

    Even the round that was entirely on the feet (round 1), stipe won
     
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    Word. Great post.

    I used to like Joe Rogan, but he has become a caricature, a non-person.

    It is obvious to anyone but the blind Rogan now has an agenda; he used to be an honest commentator.

    I have never seen any fighter (in boxing or in MMA) throw 14 straight, devastating, liver shots to an opponent in a single round, like Stipe did. I believe Stipe set a new precedent.

    While he may be a slow starter, he is definitely a serious opponent…as well as the biggest, strongest, most capable opponent John Jones has ever faced in his life.
     
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    Perfectly said!!
     
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    Judoka_DR One bad day

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    In which minute round or even seconds of that Ngannou fight stipe was in any sort of trouble if you answer is in any then he did beat Ngannou handily
     
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    sonofjay817 Brown Belt

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    I think the answer is simple and sort of sad..its the optics. Stipe's fighting style isn't impressive to the layman. His physique isn't that of a superhero or does it look gargantuan like a Brock Lesnar. He's just a guy with a big frame. Until he stands close to someone of normal size its not really apparent how big he is because he just sort of looks normal, except bigger. He doesn't make any acrobatic moves or explosive dramatic looking grappling or slick kicks. He doesn't even look all that fluid when he moves in there. I must admit that I, myself, don't have an eye trained enough to see what makes him better than the competition, but I suspect that he just happens to have the right combination of solid boxing fundamentals, timing, distance management, footwork, adequate wrestling, very solid chin, and hard work ethic. People don't like blue collar. The people like superheroes.
     
  20. g*r*b

    g*r*b Super-Stretch Elastic Waistband

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    You have enough wry awareness to know 1 is a bogus reason, yet not enough to know that the idea of "Previous HW champions inspired terror in their division ala Cain" is just as superficial and silly?
     
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