With Faber and Miguel Torres officially retired.....

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  1. Threetrees Cicero

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    The first era of the great smaller fighters has ended
    I know there are guys before them, but they were the truly elite ones that got p4p consideration in the states


    shoutouts to the guys who pioneered not only the dynamism that the lighterweight fighters exhibit, but finish potential and excitement as well





    RIP WEC

    Bendo out of the UFC, Pettis not really relevant
    Cowboy still chugging on, Swanson still chugging on

    Aldo and Cruz are the torch bearers for that old crop of WEC guys who gave us the best promotion in MMA history (imo)
     
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    dude you're 6'3, stop giving attention to manlets, they will think they are relevant
     
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    great point. It was crazy how overrated Torres was coming into the ufc, he really got his doors blown off in a bunch of fights. Mir has been heartbroken since.
     
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    ^ this
     
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    WEC was such a great promotion
     
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    Torres beat Mighty Mouse, srs
     
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    a WEC hater?
     
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    The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function.
     
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    Cruz, Cerrone, Pettis, Aldo, Swanson are all very relevant today. WEC still lives :)
     
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    I forgot about Swanson
    Cruz for sure, going to add both names to the OP

    Though Cruz was much in that second generation with Aldo
     
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    Maybe not the best promotion, but I sure as hell enjoyed every single event. Wouldn't have missed it...

    Torres was one of my favorites, and Urijah was always hella fun to watch
     
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    Looks like the same weird sexual tension Claudia and Joanna had
     
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    Yeah that one still pisses me off
     
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    He was really great.
    His KO loss to Bowles shattered his confidence and kept him constantly second guessing his training/strategy.
    He was like 37-1 before he lost the BW belt.
     
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    Torres' fall must have been one of the hardest in MMA history. From 37-1, which is a ridiculous record, to going 7-8 in his last 15 fights.
     
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    Looks like the scene right before Faber decides to go for a ride in Miguel's surprise van
     
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    Confidence is so important when fighting and Torres lost his.
    The guys career could've ended much differently if the judges got the fight right between him and mighty mouse.

    What a terrible decision that was...
     
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