Which match up represents the highest level of MMA there has ever been?

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  1. Melas Chasma

    Melas Chasma Red Belt

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    What is the most highly skilled fight ever on paper? Doesnt matter how the fight turned out, which fight had the most well rounded and highly skilled fighters against each other MMA has so far seen?

    Was it Dominick Cruz vs Mighty Mouse? Imo highly underrated fight. Jones vs Cormier? Nah, I dont see Cormier`s striking or BJJ good enough. Aldo vs Edgar? Or is it perhaps the upcoming Weidman vs Rockhold? Weidman can be considered elite in everywhere (wrestling, striking, BJJ, chin, fight IQ, cardio?), and Rockhold might not be far behind.

    What do you think? Please discuss.
     
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    Silva Vs. Lee Murray.
     
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    Edgar vs Aldo?
     
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    GSP vs Condit
    Mighty Mouse vs Joe B I
    GSP vs Hendricks
    Pettis vs Bendo I
    Aldo vs Edgar

    These fights (among others, just the one I remembered from the top of my head) not only represent but also showcased elite level MMA in most of it phases.
     
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    Cain v Werdum probably, only to be surpassed by Cain v Werdum II. Cain is obviously an animal everywhere, and Werdum wrecked him (due to altitude, but the point stands).
     
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    Minnja Touch-Butt white belt Platinum Member

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    KZ v. Poirier was excellent in all aspects except striking defense
     
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    Yes. Great fight, very technical and they were both young and hungry at the time.
     
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    Edgar - Aldo

    Or Edgar - Dillashaw when it happens
     
  10. rearnakedchoke

    rearnakedchoke Suck it!

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    Kimbo vs houston alexander ... The ending was epic ... Two a level athletes had given it their all
     
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    This. BJ GSP was a great mention as well.
     
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    bendo vs pettis I.... this fight demonstrated skills in all aspects of mma.

    mcgregor vs aldo could be up there... hopefully.
     
  13. Hanz_Blitz

    Hanz_Blitz BJJ all day

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    BJ GSP
    Edgar Aldo
    Weidman Silva

    I think these three likely stand alone
     
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    Aldo vs Frankie
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    Bendo vs Frankie
    Dom Cruz vs Faber
    Liddell vs Rampage
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    Couture vs Liddell III
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    How often do we get to see the mantle pass from GOAT to GOAT?


    Anderson vs Weidman


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    Fedor/Cro cop
     
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    Fedor / Cro Cop
     
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