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Former Maycee Barber Fan

Who is Maycee Barber Fan?
Dec 1, 2015
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Can you believe this kid only debuted in the same year as fellow fresh-faced wunderkind Stipe Miocic and only a year before exciting future prospects like Paul Felder and Ronda Rousey? And here he is already fighting the number 15 guy in the division?!

He only debuted well before or within a few months of:

1. The last 3 flyweight champions
2. The last 2 bantamweight champions
3. The last 2 featherweight champions
4. The welterweight champion
5. The middleweight champion
6. The last 2 heavyweight champions

And he's already beaten Kajan Johnson!

Imagine what he will have accomplished when his career has been as long as his mentor Khabib's was...in a whole year from now?

I'm just worried they are going to rush this kid into a title fight too soon with all the hype surrounding him. If he goes up against a grizzled veteran like Dustin Poirier, he'll be giving up literally months of professional MMA experience.
 

RaginCajun

Gold Name > First 100 Tag
Oct 25, 2015
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A Russian using Sambo to dominate in MMA really is ground breaking stuff that we have never seen before.
 

ECC170

Monster's 11,ATM 2,Parlay Challenge,Hero GP Champ
Pro Fighter
Jan 23, 2015
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A Russian using Sambo to dominate in MMA really is ground breaking stuff that we have never seen before.
According to Uncle chael, Sambo is fake.. he's not trolling either.
 

Former Maycee Barber Fan

Who is Maycee Barber Fan?
Dec 1, 2015
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I tried to get him to make a thread about Khabib's dad being the most over rated coach in MMA history, but no dice.
It's not a bad angle, but at least old mate Abdulmanap had some self-awareness about his own overratedness and sent his fighters off to train properly at a real gym. Pretty smart actually - why become an proper coach when you can just get elite coaches to do it for you and then claim credit anyway?

Meanwhile John 'thank you sir, may I have another?' Kavanagh gets to claim credit for Conor despite being a hack, but instead of sending Conor to a real gym, he sends him off to train with Ido Portal. He is doing that part wrong.
 

John Lee Pettimore

Further south than you
May 18, 2021
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Let's just be happy he hasnt thrown holy water on his wife recently
Yeah if I was in Dana's spot, I wouldn't book him again. He's no longer elite, is never going to make a title run again, and is legitimately deeply and seriously mentally ill, to the point where he has already gone through at least one paranoid episode where he lost all touch with reality and became a danger to himself and others.

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Cody

Vax-Free is the way to be
Jun 13, 2016
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Yeah if I was in Dana's spot, I wouldn't book him again. He's no longer elite, is never going to make a title run again, and is legitimately deeply and seriously mentally ill, to the point where he has already gone through at least one paranoid episode where he lost all touch with reality and became a danger to himself and others.

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Hes one win away from a title shot
;)
 

John Lee Pettimore

Further south than you
May 18, 2021
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So, to summarize, he’s one fight away from title shot and one fight away from getting released
Could go either way! :smile:

Nah, he's lost 11 consecutive rounds and didn't even fight Khabib in that stretch. He's about done, I reckon. Dan Hooker would be about the best fight he could call for at this point - how would you see that one going?

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