Demetrious Johnson VS The current top ten in 135 division THREAD updated/Poll closed results on OP

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by Thuckey, Oct 12, 2017 at 4:11 PM.

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Which guys do you think DJ would defeat right now?

Poll closed Friday at 3:37 PM.
  1. ( C ) Cody Garbrandt

    26.6%
  2. (1) Dominick Cruz

    26.6%
  3. (2) T.J. Dillashaw

    31.0%
  4. (3) Jimmie Rivera

    64.1%
  5. (4) Raphael Assuncao

    71.2%
  6. (5) John Lineker

    78.8%
  7. (6) Aljamain Sterling

    73.9%
  8. (7) John Dodson

    84.8%
  9. (8) Renan Barao

    75.5%
  10. (9) Thomas Almeida

    78.3%
  11. (10) Marlon Moraes

    83.2%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Thuckey Currently Reading: Memories of Ice-Steven Erikson

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    Select which fighters you believe DJ could defeat right now at BW 135lbs

    Seeing as he has cleaned out his division already, and almost done it twice, the next logical step to proving his GOAT status would to be fight the guys the weight class just above his. Particularly people may be pushing for the TJ fight now that the Borg fight is over and done with and his record is solidified.

    I think there are many intriguing match ups here. If DJ fights these guys, it will be much more interesting and will generate a hell of lot more PPV buys. Just think about how epic a champ vs champ fight would be between DJ and Cody?? Doubt that will happen though but a girl can dream..


    OCT FRIDAY THE 13th(OOOOOOoooooo) EDIT

    Anyways poll is close, the official results are in. From most likely to defeat, to least likely to defeat, here is the community's opinion on how MM would do at 135


    The fighter that MM would be MOST likely to defeat, is:

    John Dodson
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    With the previous 2 meetings with MM already in the books, both as defeats, it's easy to see why most everybody gave John a checked box here. Sorry John, but you just don't have a chance in our eyes. A whooping 84.8% of voters agree.

    Followed by (reminder: most likely to defeat to least likely to defeat)

    2. Marlon Moraes
    3. John Lineker
    4. Thomas Almeida
    5. Renan Barao
    6. Aljamain Sterling
    7. Raphael Assuncao
    8. Jimmie Rivera
    9. T.J. Dillashaw

    For the fighter LEAST likely for MM to defeat we have a tie! The two giants of BW themselves:

    (c) Cody Garbrandt - Dominick Cruz
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    Well, there are some names with a considerably amount of stock attached to them. It's easy to see why most people voted for the champion of the division, champ vs champ would of course normally be the hardest matchup.. but Dominick Cruz, the # 1 ranked fighter in the BW division has also been voted as just as unlikely for MM to defeat.

    Why - well, he WAS not so long ago the reigning BW champ of the world. In fact MM had a title fight with him at BW - which didn't turn out so well for current #1 P4P fighter Johnson. Many people point out the size difference - when you get two guys that are just so incredibly gifted and good at what they so, size may be the deciding factor when all other skills are matched evenly. However some also believe that MM COULD win a rematch, unfortunately the general consensuses does not agree. Perhaps we will one day in the future see them meet again, or even more intriguing, a matchup between Garbrandt and Johnson.
     
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    I think he beats most of them, but i would bet my money on Rivera TJ Cody and Cruz, with DJ beating the rest
     
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    I have a feeling het beats everyone but TJ and Cruz. You read it here first. Alsof been saying since i joined that bisping was gonna decision Silva. So my word is good
     
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    Cody and TJ, no way I see him beating them. Size advantage and a ton of skill. At this point I do think he can beat

    Cruz, people forget he had some success in the first Cruz fight was not even training full time.

    I think he struggles against Barao because Barao has incredible TDD, he still hasn't been taken down.

    A guy like Rivera is really dangerous because he hits incredibly hard
     
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    Cruz is just too big for him but you never know. Cody would likely take it but it would be competitive. I personally think he can beat TJ but it'd be competitive.

    He can beat everyone else without too much difficulty.
     
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    All except Cruz and Garbrandt, and only because size difference
     
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    He could beat Cody but it would be a very hard fought victory. I'd say it's 70/30 in Cody's favor.
     
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    beats them all. unpopular opinion I know.
     
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    All of them? Including the guy he beat twice already?
     
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    oh...but we do know.

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    beats em all except the top 3-4 imo. for sure the top 3 beat him idk about the 4th
     
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    Dodson is on the list...
     
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    That was 6 years ago, before he was a full time fighter. And Cruz got out struck and couldn't pin DJ down even with a 15lbs advantage.

    Just stop dude.
     
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    I think he easily beats everyone outside of TJ, Cruz, and Garbrandt. I still favor him in those fights but not nearly as much.

    Flame away, Sherdog
     
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    MM won't be given a fair shake here.
     
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    Voted up to Rivera - think he could take him but DJ said himself these guys are a real size above him and I wouldn't be surprised if he struggled getting into the top five

    He's just a little dude

    It's not like Conor killing himself to make 145 and then bumping up.

    Conor was a size too big for 145 but DJ is a size too small for 135.

    His skills would get him down the road pretty far, and Cruz may be slowed down enough, doubt it, but he's going to run into problems with the better guys at the top.
     
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    There was certainly a big size difference here, but this fight was much closer and much better than Sherdog seems to think it was.
     
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    No armbar finish to the suplex? FAIL
     
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    Everyone except the big 3 (Cody, Cruz, TJ). If Aljo continues improving though the I might take him too
     
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