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Old 09-03-2014, 02:14 PM   #41

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Originally Posted by Hans Gruber View Post
Yep. The Strikeforce fighters coming over, Machida dropping down, and the addition of Weidman has made this once terrible UFC division pretty damn stacked.

Before the Strikeforce buy out at one point 6 of the 10 MW fighters were former LHWs that were not Top 10 at LHW when they dropped down. The only one that was ever Top 10 before dropping was Vitor.

Sonnen - was never ranked at LHW before dropping - reached #2 at MW
Bisping - was never ranked at LHW before dropping- reached #4 at MW
Boetsch - was never ranked at LHW before dropping- reached #5 at MW
Munoz - was never ranked at LHW before dropping- reached #3 at MW
Stann - was never ranked at LHW before dropping- Top 10 at MW
Vitor - The only one that was ranked before at LHW but lost 6 of his last 8 Pride and UFC LHW fights. Went to MW and became Top 10 again

Usually when a fighter drops down they keep a similar ranking to what they used to have at their former weight class. That wasn't the case at all in the paper thin MW division.

Glad to see it become strong for the 1st time in the UFC.

Middleweight used to be LHW rejects. It was by far the weakest division in the UFC before the introduction of flyweights and WBW.

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Old 09-03-2014, 02:14 PM   #42
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Originally Posted by lefthighkick01 View Post
any newcomers to the Middleweight division have an ABSOLUTE murderers row in front of them:

Chris Weidman
Vitor Belfort
Anderson Silva
Lyoto Machida
Gegard Mousas
Ronaldo Souza
Luke Rockhold
Yoel Romero
Tim Kennedy
Michael Bisping
Costas Phillipou
Thales Leites
Uriah Hall
Clint Hester

you have Elite Grapplers, Elite Strikers, Elite Wrestlers and a few well rounded monsters in there. a bit of everything in there.

do you agree that MW is probably one of the strongest Divisions at the moment?

the Guys are dangerous still but at the later years, Chris like Jones is fresh and semi young yet..
we needs more fresh new killers to show up.. as far as the unlined guys to many wars never top5 so.

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