The Lion King -jetsteragain -T?bikan J?dan -wiggum - There are a few people who deserves spots at the top of the list.
Making a list and arguing that there are clear number ones like the Diaz brothers, both of whom have slowed down and conceded defeat a couple points during their careers, is crazy. (The Diazes are insanely tough. But they aren't clearly tougher than Gathje, for example).
If Nakai, Enson, and Nog aren't on your list, then something is wrong with your list.
Lots of tough guys have been mentioned here. I don't think anyone has mentioned Frankie, but he should definitely be on the list.
I almost mentioned Enson. I know people on this board love him, but I haven't seen enough footage to be informed enough to have an opinion
Name me 1 fight The Diaz bro's conceded defeat???
I saw them be frustrated, ya, namely Nick against GSP but that was just because GSP's skillset was above and beyond Nick's, BUT Nick never gave up, he just couldn't keep up skill wise.
If you consider knowing you're clearly outclassed in skill and are frustrated conceding then we see differently.
Believe me if Geathje had ever fought GSP we would see the same from him when GSP would totally control him on the ground and Geathje could ABSELOUTLEY DO NOTHING, he would be frustrated as well but dont confuse that with giving up....Apples and Oranges.
Gaethje would likely get submitted or knocked out by GSP because he wouldn’t just lay there on his back content with losing a decision like the Diaz bros do. He would put himself in dangerous positions to get out from bottom and go wild for the kill in the striking which would lead to him go getting finished. Nick and Nate will never go out on their shield if they’re down on points; they’d rather make mean faces and look tough than go out on their shield trying to get the kill.
Love the Diaz Bros, but I agree. A few times when they know they can't win they just kinda delay the fight. Gaethje would go honey badger and rather go out on a stretcher.