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10/22/20 9:41 AM
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LOL

10/22/20 9:45 AM
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Leon Edwards has been removed before Conor? Tragic
10/22/20 10:09 AM
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NakedYoga420 - Leon Edwards has been removed before Conor? Tragic

He is ranked number 3 on ufc.com

10/22/20 10:11 AM
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I can see his name on the rankings right now. As of 23rd of October.
https://www.ufc.com/rankings He is ranked 3rd in Welterweight.

 

Couple of weird things about Leon Edwards:
- He has not fought in 15+ months
- He has only beaten 1 guy in the Welterweight top 15 and that is 12th ranked Rafael dos Anjos

I never looked into his record before... weird.

10/22/20 10:15 AM
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^is that to say his opponents weren't ranked at the time?

10/22/20 10:26 AM
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SportScience -

I can see his name on the rankings right now. As of 23rd of October.
https://www.ufc.com/rankings He is ranked 3rd in Welterweight.

 

Couple of weird things about Leon Edwards:
- He has not fought in 15+ months
- He has only beaten 1 guy in the Welterweight top 15 and that is 12th ranked Rafael dos Anjos

I never looked into his record before... weird.

He also lost to Gunnar Nelson IMO

Edited: 10/22/20 11:08 AM
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mindless optimism -

^is that to say his opponents weren't ranked at the time?

Interesting question and I see your point.

I would argue that only three of his opponents would have been possibly ranked at the time when he fought them. 

-RDA (Ranked #5 when they fought)
-Gunnar (Possibly ranked 16th from what I can find)
-Cerrone (Ranked #11 when they fought)

How does a guy beat those three fighers and get to #3?

10/22/20 11:19 AM
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SportScience -
mindless optimism -

^is that to say his opponents weren't ranked at the time?

Interesting question and I see your point.

I would argue that only three of his opponents would have been possibly ranked at the time when he fought them. 

-RDA (Ranked #5 when they fought)
-Gunnar (Possibly ranked 16th from what I can find)
-Cerrone (Ranked #11 when they fought)

How does a guy beat those three fighers and get to #3?

Who should be ranked higher and why?

10/22/20 11:47 AM
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Arguments can be made for a number of fighters.

-Masvidal because he only just lost recently in a title shot against the champion, also his activity has to count for something
-Michael Chiesa has a more recent win over RDA than Leon
-Neil Magny has 3 wins THIS YEAR

And thats from just glancing at the rankings. Holy shit the rankings are a joke.

10/22/20 11:53 AM
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So you're telling me he is not under the radar just because he's bad at marketing himself, but also because his #3 spot is suspect?

10/22/20 11:58 AM
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Sprawl'n'Stall -

So you're telling me he is not under the radar just because he's bad at marketing himself, but also because his #3 spot is suspect?

100%

-Inactivity 
-bad marketing
-bad resume

No one to blame but Leon. And don't tell me its his manager, he picks his manager, thats a choice.

10/22/20 12:06 PM
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SportScience - 

I can see his name on the rankings right now. As of 23rd of October.
https://www.ufc.com/rankings He is ranked 3rd in Welterweight.

 

Couple of weird things about Leon Edwards:
- He has not fought in 15+ months
- He has only beaten 1 guy in the Welterweight top 15 and that is 12th ranked Rafael dos Anjos

I never looked into his record before... weird.


Yep, that's why I have been against him sitting out for a shot. He has won a lot of fights in a row, but he only beat Cerrone and RDA, who as time goes on become less impressive. Leon has done it to himself. If he rolled with the momentum of beating RDA and fought a Wonderboy, Woodley, Covington, or another top 5/10 he would be in much better shape. Instead he wanted something he has not earned yet.
10/22/20 12:20 PM
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SportScience - 
mindless optimism -

^is that to say his opponents weren't ranked at the time?

Interesting question and I see your point.

I would argue that only three of his opponents would have been possibly ranked at the time when he fought them. 

-RDA (Ranked #5 when they fought)
-Gunnar (Possibly ranked 16th from what I can find)
-Cerrone (Ranked #11 when they fought)

How does a guy beat those three fighers and get to #3?


Well, if you beat the number 5 ranked guy, you likely jump to that spot or higher...and I'm guessing he moved up when guys like Woodley kept losing and moved down, and guys like Till left the weight

So if he was ranked 5th, and 2 guys ahead of him were moved out of the top 5, he slides up.

I think he's overplaying his hand by a wide margin here. He's not a draw, doesn't have any big wins over top guys, and keeps holding out for the "right" fight. He was offered a short notice title fight, and turned it down. Now he seems to think he's entitled to that?

I have no idea who they match him with, frankly...he was offered wonderboy and said no, and wonderboy is ranked 6th. I have no clue who he's waiting for, because he won't get a big fight doing what he's doing. With Colby vs Masvidal likely, and Usman and Burns fighting early 2021, he won't get any of those 4 guys until April/May at least.

If he really thinks he's the best in the world, he should beat wonderboy convincingly and position himself for a title shot. If Usman wins, he'd likely get it coming off a big win. If he sits on the sidelines, his offers will get worse.

10/22/20 12:33 PM
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He’s literally best known for getting pieced up backstage. Dude needs to take a fight because nobody cares about him right now. Too bad he’s so scared of Chimaev because it’s the perfect statement fight for both of them. 

Edited: 10/22/20 11:09 PM
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I assume he has signed with another org. But could be some internal contract or bout issue.

10/22/20 2:13 PM
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He confirmed it was because of inactivity. 

10/22/20 2:30 PM
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SportScience -

I can see his name on the rankings right now. As of 23rd of October.
https://www.ufc.com/rankings He is ranked 3rd in Welterweight.

 

Couple of weird things about Leon Edwards:
- He has not fought in 15+ months
- He has only beaten 1 guy in the Welterweight top 15 and that is 12th ranked Rafael dos Anjos

I never looked into his record before... weird.

Posting from the future!

10/22/20 2:42 PM
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He’s literally best known for getting pieced up backstage. Dude needs to take a fight because nobody cares about him right now. Too bad he’s so scared of Chimaev because it’s the perfect statement fight for both of them. 


#3 shouldn't be fighting an unranked dude, but yeah, it'd make sense in this case for sure. Now he could make a name for himself.

10/22/20 5:28 PM
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10/22/20 5:31 PM
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Edwards passing on fights and the uk Covid lockdown I guess makes sense for losing his spot but McGregor moving up makes no sense.

10/22/20 10:37 PM
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SportScience -

I can see his name on the rankings right now. As of 23rd of October.
https://www.ufc.com/rankings He is ranked 3rd in Welterweight.

 

Couple of weird things about Leon Edwards:
- He has not fought in 15+ months
- He has only beaten 1 guy in the Welterweight top 15 and that is 12th ranked Rafael dos Anjos

I never looked into his record before... weird.

He also lost to Gunnar Nelson IMO

What? He dominated Gunnar 

10/22/20 10:40 PM
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He turned down ALL of those fights? Jesus Christ I can’t really blame the UFC if that’s true. I think Leon felt like he would be next in line since he turned down Usman because of COVID, but obviously that didn’t work out. He knows he’s gonna have to fight, so wtf? Dude just take a fight. 

10/23/20 1:21 AM
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ShanTheMan -


I assume this is accurate so fuck him, he simply doesn’t want a tough fight until he gets a title shot. He’s not exciting and who knows how good he really is. It is extremely rare that sitting out helps you negotiate anything with the ufc. He’s either really stupid or getting really bad advice. 

Edited: 10/23/20 1:52 AM
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Does anyone really care.......

10/23/20 6:35 AM
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Just scrap the rankings, what a joke.