8/10 current UFC champions have 1 or 0 title defenses; who's the next dominate champ?

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  1. blah_blah619

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    8 defenses: Johnson
    3 defenses: Jedrzejczyk
    1 defense: Cormier and Cruz
    0 defense: Miocic, Bisping, Woodley, McGregor, Alvarez and Nunes

    Of the champs with 1 defense or less who do you see becoming the next dominate UFC champ? The easy call is Cormier and the ballsiest pick would Bisping, as he's at the end of his career and he won the title by major upset. I would concede and call Cruz already a dominate champion because he never lost his belt and he's picking up right where he left off. I think Cormier last at least 4 defenses and then he might retire. I'm sure Gus has something to say about that pick tho. Your thoughts?
     
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    Bisping.
     
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    Xenon_ Storytelling, women n the violence of the octagon

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    DC and Cruz would be my bets
     
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    I'm going with Cormier and Cruz.

    I can see Bizzy/Miocic losing within their next two fights.
     
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    Cruz has 4 defenses. Aside from that, Wonderboy for sure.
     
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    Goddamn, with one more defense, Demetrious Johnson ties GSP's title defense streak and is only 1 away from Anderson's.

    Goddamn.
     
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    Stone Cold Stipe. WHAT?
     
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    cruz is already dominant, saying that he has only 1 defense is pretty misleading
     
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    Cruz, Cormier, and Wonderboy. Obv dj keep on dominating.
     
  10. Rod Farva

    Rod Farva War Big Nog!

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    DC. I don't see anyone on his level right now.
     
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    Joanna is certainly ahead of her competition in WSW, though I see Gadelha, Tatiana Suarez or Jessica Andrade beating her in the future. Cormier has beat most of his division top guys already, but it's LHW and a lot of those guys have serious KO power (especially glover and johnson...). Cruz is amazing, but I see TJ taking it if they rematch. none of the other new champions will dominate anything.
     
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    Me when people use "dominate" as an adjective...

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    lol no one thinks that JoannaChamp will dominate for a long!
     
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    I can see Eddie defending a few times
     
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    we had this poll yesterday

    same answer as then. BIsping.

    Alvarez will lose his first defence - 1 defence (unsuccessful)
    Miocic will lose to Overeem - 1 defence (unsuccessful)
    Woodley will lose to Wonderboy - 1 defence (unsuccessful)
    Nunes will lose to Schevchenko -1 defence (unsuccessful)
    McGregor will beat Aldo and then vacate - 1 defence (successful)
    BIsping will beat Henderson and then defend again - 2 defences (1 successful)

    I dont count Cruz because hes not really a new champ, he just took back the belt he never lost, and I dont consider Cormier "the champ" until Bones is banned. His next fight will be for the "Undisputed" belt
     
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    themainman You lit a match now watch it burn

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    You didn't put Alvarez in the op btw
     
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    Due to the fact he was stripped and there was a champion after he was stripped, ESPN and the UFC restarted his defense count. Officially he only has 1 but like I said, I would consider him dominate due to his previous reign.
     
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    cruz has 1, just picked up the belt again

    DC is too old, and there's gus out there, and he's going to get the belt next year

    so, cruz. or joanna

    bisping. I know he's british, but you could have been a little less nationalistic
     
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    I could see Conor never being stripped and never fighting at FW again, thereby becoming the longest reigning champ of all time...aka the FW GOAT.
     

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