Originally Posted by tmacklem
Listening to Johny Hendricks shoot his mouth off lately has me thinking, is he the hardest hitter in the welterweight division today? Who would you guys have ranked in the top 5? there are some hard hitters out there, look at Robbie Lawler, I think in a contest, he'd beat johny almost any day, he might not have the flash like Hendricks, but everyone knows, once you get tagged by Robbie, your night is done.
for my money, i'd put,
1) Robbie Lawler
2) Johnny Hendricks
3) Jake Ellenberger
4) Carlos Condit
5) Nick Diaz
Agree to all except Diaz. He's not a power puncher, he's a volume/precision puncher. He'll pin you against the cage and pick you apart.
Same with Condit. I don't consider him a power puncher.
I think your Top 3 are solid, and I'd throw Matt Brown in that list as well to round out a Top 4.