Ok what's up with the HW contender situation now guys

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  1. Ghost in the Dark

    Ghost in the Dark Purple Belt

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    It's kind of a mess which is not unusual for the division


    non-updated rankings

    Miocic
    Ngannou - lost emphatically to Stipe
    Overeem - lost to Stipe and just got flatlined by Ngannou
    Werdum - lost emphatically to Stipe although due to unforced error - on 2 wins, over 18 and 9
    Blaydes - now on 4 wins in a row although the latest and best was still only number 6

    Hunt - lost to Blaydes
    Lewis - 7 and 1 from his last 8 but still only coming off a single win over number 9
    Volkov - fights Werdum on the 17th of March
    Tybura - just got demolished by Beast
    Arlovski - fights Struve on 3rd of March but would need several more wins to get a TS


    Certainly a tangled skein. Even just sitting on things until after Werdum - Volkov, there's not really any clear number one contender. I would say just give Blaydes the TS now.
     
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    MadDogMahoney Brown Belt

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    Basically the top 10 sucks except for Stipe. Blaydes and Tybura have potential but Tybura just got slept so whatever. Merge the division with WFW for all I care.
     
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    Hws usually like this.

    Id assume Lewis, Werdum, and Blaydes are closest.
     
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    Werdum vs Volkov winner
     
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    KYS Silver Belt Banned

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    I guess Volkov, Werdum, Blaydes and Lewis are closest. Stipe is fighting DC, so one could make Volkov-Werdum winner against Blaydes-Lewis winner for a TS. I say book Blaydes-Lewis anyway because it might be a banger, and we’ll see what either man is made of.

    Something like that?

    (Imagine DC-Jones at HW. If Stipe drops the ball, that might be the match for the ages.)
     
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  6. Ghost in the Dark

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    I'd rather see Volkov vs Blaydes if it weren't holding up the div. Werdum will dominate him.
     
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    BAM BAM coming for that belt!
     
  8. moreorless87

    moreorless87 In The Zone

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    Don't think Tybura has much potential at all, Blaydes maybe somewhat but I think if he can't get easy takedowns he's going to get found out.
     
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    Radical dude.
     
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    Cro Cop 2019. UFC HW champ
     
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    God post.
     
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    grinderman Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest!

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    if struve beats arlovski, just give him the shot.
     
  13. People often seem to care more about title shots than actual good fights.

    We need to see Hunt fight Ngannou.
    Blaydes vs Beast.

    Just for the fights.

    And Stipe vs anybody.
     
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  14. Seal evil Cain will be back this year.
    Break dancing Ben Rothwell maybe also.
    Has Travis Browne retired?
    Big baby nappy pants Albini looks like he could fill somebody's record.
    Has Junior Dos Santos sealed his own fate?
     
  15. LHWBelt

    LHWBelt Silver Belt

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    No clear #1 contender so they had the lhw champ move up. Smart. I suggested trying to snag a different orgs champ and put him against stipe or doing a hw redemption tuf season. I still like the tuf idea but the other champ isn't really needed, stipe will have someone to throw down with if he gets passed dc. Idk who but theres a few with big fights coming up.
     
  16. Canned Tuna

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    I don't expect it to happen. I would like to see a new contender, though, so I'm also rooting for it.
     
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    007 License to Kill

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    Let Blaydes destroy Lewis and there is your number one
     
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    LHW might be in a worse situation.
     
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    They need to do that Dana White bullshit with HW only and also TUF and also go around the world and abduct big dudes for UFC. End of.
     
  20. mma_genius

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    Time for Beat to fight Ngannou.
     

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