Who are some premature anointed GOATs that come to mind?

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  1. MrBlackheart Orange Belt

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    Obvious one for me was Charles. Good lord leading up to 280, it was “Charles is LW goat”, “Charles has/will surpass Khabib”. Even meathead Rogan said “you can’t look at losses, you have to look at his wins”. Ugh…don’t you have to look at the whole picture…wins and losses?

    Olivera had a nice 3 wins vs the squatting triplets. He won all 3 but he could’ve lost them. I think people just got caught up emotionally in the excitement of those fights and anointed him Goat. Seems like that Charles GOAT bandwagon is empty as an ice cream store in Siberia.
     
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    Erik Silva, but he’s still got time on his side
     
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    Never prematurely anoint your goat, it's a bad time for both of you
     
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    The UFC hype machine was calling Woodley a GOAT at one point [​IMG]

    Just get a few lackluster defenses under your belt and they start calling you a GOAT :rolleyes:
     
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    Literally any champ. They may or may not even have title defenses. If they do have title defenses, it only takes two before they are undoubtably called goat.
     
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    Only thing premature about Erik Silva is Erik himself!
     
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    People were unironicly saying Woodley was better than GSP even though Rory beat Woodley bell to bell.
     
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    Good lord, I pushed that out of my mind, thanks..
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    [​IMG]
     
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    Barao was considered p4p #1 by many.
     
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    This place is pretty bad about it.

    Walker was gonna topple Jones, Khamzat hasn't fought for a belt but he's next GOAT, Gane was new HW goat before the Ngannou fight, list goes on and on. Weidman after Silva, but at least he won a strap and beat a great doing it.

    Some still have a chance to live up to it, but I wish they'd stop being crowned long before they've got any real case for it.
     
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    Literally every champion at 170 after GSP...

    Dana Triggered
     
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    I remember alot of Max Holloway FW GOAT discussions in 2019. Them got pretty heated.
     
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    “Welcome to the Machida era!”
     
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    I remember Dana calling Phillipe Nover the second coming of Anderson Silva and GSP or something equally ridiculous.

    I remember the height of the Ronda hype, just absolutely unbearable. Rogan crying over her and shit. "Once in human history.." Shut up you're embarrassing yourself Joseph, Jesus...

    I remember when Duffee was supposed to be this monster but then he gassed beating up Russow and got KOed by a dude with an arm broken from him getting beaten on. The hype deflated like a balloon popping and it was full of flatulence with the accompanying sound(s).
     
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    Joe Duffy's hype train crashed just as hard.
     
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    Woodley and Whittaker for me.
     
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