HW TOP 5 When Cain was the Champ?

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  1. Beerus

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    1. Cain Velasquez
    2. Brock Lesnar
    3. Junior Dos Santos
    4. Shane Carwin
    5. Frank Mir

    2018
    1) Stipe Miocic
    2) Francis Ngannou
    3) Alistair Overeem
    4) Alexander Volkov
    5) Fabricio Werdum
     
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    And?
     
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    Matty da Ranga Banned Banned

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    Question mark 1 was a great fighter in his prime bro, cardio was a little suspect but otherwise very well-rounded.
     
  4. Kung Fu Tze

    Kung Fu Tze Skin that Smokewagon !!! Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Bigfoot and Travis Browne... But dang. Heavyweight has never been really stacked in the UFC.

    Edit... Which title run, before or after the rematch with Dos Santos...
     
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    JDS is Cain's only elite win. Fact
     
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    Also 2018 top5 is more like

    1. Stipe
    2. Blaydes
    3. Volkov
    4. Ngannou
    5. ?
     
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    I could be wrong, but I think those sports were filled by Frank Mir, Shane Carwin and Brock Lesnar...eventually, Overeem signed with the UFC
     
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    The HW divison has only been about 5 deep. After that it's just a bunch of big punching bags.

    Cain
    JDS
    Big Nog
    Brock
    Reem
    Roy Nelson
    Travis Browne
    Frank Murrr
    Struve
    Carwin
    Werdum (eventually came over)

    Only about 5-6 of those guys were legit title worthy, it's always been this way in the HW division.
     
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    Man if stipe beats blaydes, D.C. and volkov....where the hell does he go from there?
     
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    Roidfoot was probably an elite win at the time. Big Nog and Lesnar were okay wins as well.
     
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    Nope. Werdum, Ubereem, Carwin, Lesnar, DC, Bigfoot, Browne, Mir, Barnett..
     
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    From around 2010 till 2015

    1. Cain
    2. Brock
    3. JDS
    4. Carwin
    5. Mir

    Then JDS went up and Brock down. Names like DC and Werdum and Reem entered top 5.

    While a few names like Big Foot and Travis and AA managed to get top 5 rank at some point in time. The rise of Big Ben.. and Stipe of course.
     
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    Sounds about right
     
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    I think DC, Ubereem, Lesnar, Werdum, Arlovski, Hunt, Bigfoot, Browne, Nelson, Mir, Carwin somewhere

    Or something like that
     
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    Even during Cain's time as champ people were bitching about the HW depth. It was far better then than what we have now. They have had to bring up the LHW champ to give us a decent title bout in July.
     
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    It's weird how these old heads still remain at the top of the HW division after fighting before it was cool. These young guns can't seem to replace them at this point. Blades, Ngannou and Stipe are the few of good guys that aren't from the stone age. Volkov is there too but man.
     

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