Why I respect Cub Swanson as much as I do Mcgregor

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  1. FeloniousMonk

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    From early 2012 to late 2014,
    Cub went undefeated in the UFC
    against Roop, Pearson, Oliveira,
    Poirier, Siver & Stephens. (He beat
    Poirier & Siver before McGregor)

    He then put up his streak on the
    line against an elite, streaking
    wrestler with a full camp
    in Frankie
    Edgar. It was only his second UFC
    main event (the other being Stephens).

    Basically, Swanson was getting no
    favors from the UFC. Mcgregor,
    meanwhile was being billed against
    fighters coming off of KO losses in
    headlining fights in Ireland. Fun fact:
    Brandao got KO'd in the first round
    that night in Ireland & was coming
    off a 1st round KO loss against Poirier.
    &Swanson had already beat Poirier
    up to that point.


    Cub took his ass whooping from
    Frankie, &made literally no excuses.
    &where was his reverence for that?

    & even in conor's victory of short
    notice Mendes, there were excuses
    on his part, even still...

    & After he loses to Edgar, he takes
    on future champ Holloway. Gets his
    jaw broken before the 3rd, doesn't
    tell his corner & goes back out there.

    As far as I'm concerned, Conor,
    based on his wins & losses, is on
    par with Swanson. His accolades
    may be more impressive, but he
    was granted a well lit path. While
    Swanson has had to literally build it
    himself, all throughout his career.

    It's a shame that this fight never
    materialized when they were both
    streaking. It would have been the
    clear #1 contender fight at that point.


    TL;DR:
    #1 Fight of the year: Reyes vs Kim
    #2 Fight of the year: Swanson vs Choi

    #1 Eeked Win of the year: Conor vs Diaz II

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    Cub was the original guy colon ducked on his way to his title shot
     
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    Cub was on an 8 fight win streak against the elite, and what did the ufc do? They made him fight Frankie fuckin Edgar, and let Conor have the title shot
     
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    Cub lost to Holloway
    Conor besmirched Holloway

    Cub got KO'd in 7 seconds by Aldo
    Conor KO'd Aldo in 13 seconds

    comparison in a nutshell. Time to stop nuthugging, TS
     
  5. FeloniousMonk

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    Swanson took on full camp Mendes,
    full camp Frankie & full camp Lamas.


    Mcgregor got strangled to death
     
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    Cub has a unique style &

    is always entertaining to watch but

    Conor is several levels above Cub
     
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    Yea because it always plays out that weigh ya goof

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    probably shouldn't have gotten KO'd the 1st time around
     
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    And he lost to the 3 of them
     
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    What is this, poetry night?

    I like Cub, but it's safe to say Conor probably would have broken his jaw again. Still think he deserved that title shot over Mendes.
     
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    & looked valiant in each one.
    Conor would've probably went
    1-2 against them
    [​IMG]
     
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    does that make you feel better?
     
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  14. That would only be relevant if Swanson was Thompson.

    You really aren't good at this are you. You're not on my level.
     
  15. L, L, and...L. Frankie vs. Swanson was one of the biggest pounding you'll ever see. He was totally outclassed everywhere.

    Must be Conor's fault for Aldo pulling out...

    Conor took on full camp Aldo, full camp Nate, and full camp mendes = W, W, and...W
     
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    It's a posibility, Colin has by no means Aldo's TDD
    But 1-2 is better than 0-3
     
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    That cub looked valiant in his
    losses or that Conor would've
    likely lost more than he won
    against each respective opponent?

    Cub looking valiant makes me
    feel pretty good, sure. I'm a fan
    & I find inspiration in resolve.

    Conor likely losing? No. I could
    care less. But it's a point of
    discussion, imo.

    I'm not saying any of this is Conor's
    fault. He was at the right place at
    the right time & he did what he
    had to do. But let's not pretend that
    Conor's resume would look much
    different than the likes of Diaz or
    Swanson had he not been favored.
     
  18. myjohnson9

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    According to your logic... Thompsom>Colon... and also Hermes Franca > Colon.

    MMAth doesn't work and that aldo vs cub fight is ancient.






    Ya goof
     
  19. Cub is 5 years older and an established name once WEC joined UFC.

    The argument is invalid as Conor had to work from the ground up. Swanson hit the ground running and still has a poorer resume'. It's like Comparing Anderson to Conor. "look at his defences vs. Conor's hur hur hur"

    You are also picking and choosing points. You've mentioned Swanson and how glorious he is not mentioning his jaw. Yet you have Conor continuing with a torn ACL (a career threatening injury in some cases) and still winning.
     

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