Who could Dillashaw beat in the Featherweight top 10.

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  1. Megalodon

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    With all of this talk about TJ vs DJ, how would TJ do moving up a division ?

    During his first title run he expressed an interest in fighting Aldo and Edgar, but a lot of the new generation of Featherweights like Max and Ortega seem to be a lot bigger than those guys. Who could he beat in the top 10?

    Champion: Max Holloway

    1 Jose Aldo
    2 Frankie Edgar
    3 Brian Ortega
    4 Josh Emmett
    5 Cub Swanson
    6 Ricardo Lamas
    7 Chan Sung Jung
    8 Yair Rodriguez
    9 Jeremy Stephens
    10 Darren Elkins
     
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    Probably Everyone except the top 3
     
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    He could beat everyone. Guys like jeremy stephens and aldo have a shot though because they pack that power. But he is a better fighter than both of them. Aldo is past it and has no cardio.
     
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    Even though there's a size difference I don't think Stephens would touch Dillashaw to be honest, even post TJ Barao was whooping Stephens in the first round of their fight before he gassed if I remember correctly.
     
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    Destroys Yair and Elkins. Current day Aldo too. Rest is at least 50/50
     
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    I dont know how well TJ would do with the size disadvantage considering he said he could make 125, but almost all of those fights are winnable for him. Would watch.
     
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    Man, this is it. Everyone except top 3.
     
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    Beats 8/10 at featherweight imo
     
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    Someone like Lamas would annihilate TJ imo. Theres a reason we have weight classes.
     
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    Probably everyone but Holloway.
     
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    These 145 guys are almost man sized, TJ no likey
     
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    Lamas just got starched by a guy from TAM who basically looked like he was mimicking TJ though.
     
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    I think the size disadvantage would be less of a factor since TJ is a very strong BW plus there are very few grapplers at FW who would make the best use of a size advantage.

    I think he does really well in that weight class. His cardio is already fantastic so he could afford to bulk up a little as well. He could be very dangerous there.

    TJ has a legitimate shot, if small, at being a 3 weight champ.
     
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    Right now he'd KO Aldo
     
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    yeah. he got clipped by a one punch KO. it happens in MMA. He was winning that fight until the punch landed. Dont tell me you could see TJ KO'ing Lamas.
     
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    Oh c'mon, he did not just clip him, watch the fight again, he was outstriking Lamas throughout the whole round.
     
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    prob all of em except max edgar and aldo

    those are all tough fights
     
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    TJ weighs 148-150lbs on fight night, he's way too small for 145. His skill will make him compete with the top 10 but not sure he becomes champ due to size.
     
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    ......who da fuq is number 9
     
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    GreatSaintGuillotine You may not like what I say but it's the truth. Platinum Member

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    Champion: Max Holloway (Not a chance in hell)

    1 Jose Aldo (Probably not)
    2 Frankie Edgar (Definitely not)
    3 Brian Ortega (Eeeh I doubt it)
    4 Josh Emmett (He's a big dude but maybe)
    5 Cub Swanson (Good fight. Would watch. could go either way)
    6 Ricardo Lamas (See above. I favor TJ)
    7 Chan Sung Jung (See above)
    8 Yair Rodriguez (Probably TJ)
    9 Jeremy Stephens (TJ for sure)
    10 Darren Elkins (TJ for sure)
     
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