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UFC HW division is no longer 'weak'

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by VanMMA, Jun 25, 2018.

  1. VanMMA

    VanMMA Brown Belt

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    Think about it:

    • We've got a dominant HW champion in Stipe who just broke the record for defenses.
    • 3 young contenders in Ngannou, Blaydes and Volkov.
    • The return of DC to HW.
    • WSOF champ Blagoi Ivanov making his UFC debut against JDS
    • Also a rumored HW bout between Lesnar and Jones
    The UFC HW division is looking stronger than ever.
     
  2. SoberAwakening

    SoberAwakening Black Belt

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    What was once dead, let it be alive again.

    It's about time the HW division gets back to greatness

    #makeUFCgreatagain
     
  3. Njmma209

    Njmma209 Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    Don’t forget the most important piece of the puzzle.

    The addition of the first legit A-level athlete who is still in his physical prime.
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    Greg Hardy, future title challenger before the end of 2019.
     
  4. Melas Chasma

    Melas Chasma Red Belt

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    Lol at "stronger than ever".

    Volkov, for example, is worse than prime Struve.
     
  5. LouisBolanos

    LouisBolanos Popcorn tastes good

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    Greg Hardy will be UFC HW champion by 2020. B+ level athlete + 2 year training = unstoppable. You heard it here second.
     
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  6. gimp0

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    It's still pretty terrible. Mediocre names we've already seen for the most part.
     
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    Thesnake101 Think about it, it worth it.

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    Prime Struve doesn't exist tho, he beat Stipe that one time and that was that.

    Volkov is a way better striker than Stefan was, while Stefan is a craftier grappler.
     
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    Melas Chasma Red Belt

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    Every fighter has a prime.
     
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  10. EndlessCritic

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    Some other undefeated guys in the division too:

    Ruslan Magomedov (should be back by the end of 2018)
    Justin Willis
    Tai Tuivasa
     
  11. LouisBolanos

    LouisBolanos Popcorn tastes good

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    So many jimmies will be rustled.

    Come the end of 2019 the UFC will be great again with Colby Covington and Greg Hardy ruling the sport.

    It’s no mistake that Hardy gravitated to ATT to go under the wing of the King of Chaos.
     
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    In 3-4 years Stipe, Werdum, Overeem, Hunt, JDS, Cain, and Arlovski are all going to be retired.
    That's 7 of the current top 10 fighters.

    HW is a joke. It's a shit ton of guys that have been fighting for 20 years.
     
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    Evangelion Silver Belt

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    I think all 3 of those guys end up long time top 10 to 15 heavyweights.

    Dmitry Sosnovskiy is talented as well. His striking mediocre but he's a great grappler, as you'd expect being Oleyniks protege.
     
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    talking directly from your asshole lmaoooo

    volkov right now is a beast, better than struve has ever been by a long way.

    OT: yeah, people talk about HW like its the weakest division when LHW has been weaker for years.
     
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    If only they could get Minakov...
     
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    Hopefully Juan Adams and Sergei Pavlovich continue to improve and get signed later this year.
     
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    Inevitable. You get what, 6-7 heavies/year added to the roster, only 1-2 are any good, with the attrition in the top 15 as a result of age, they should all be top 15 for next five years. I don’t think Dmitry tho, he looked bad vs Godbeer, and tbh his grappling was surprisingly sloppy... Frances, Blaydes, Volkov prob all still top 5 in five years
     
  20. ArtOfDrowning

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    Can't wait for this Greg Hardy dude to get KTFO brutally by some no name HW who can take a punch and survive first few punches Hardy throws at him. Gonna be funny. Can't wait.
     

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