This isn’t a troll thread, so I’m going to actually attempt to explain and justify what I’m saying and make it clear it’s not a “lul UFC sucks” thread. Imagine competitive mile running. You would never see a case where the best mile runner in the world is 50 seconds better than the second best. It will always be close. Why? Because there is a physical limit to how fast you can run, and running is a sport that tons of people train for, and so many people will push that physical limit. Thus, you will have lots of people grouped closely together. Now look at the UFC: - Shev and Nunes rule their 3 divisions with iron fists. No one can even challenge either of them. - Khabib ruled 155 totally. He dropped like 1 round ever and, by the end, finished everyone in dominant fashion. - Usman dominates 170 totally. He had a bit of a war with Colby but other than that, his 5 title fights have all been dominant and he lost no rounds. Izzy totally rules 185. His 4 title fights have all been easy wins (I suppose the toughest was the staring match with Yoel) and no one can really challenge him. 145 is a bit different since the champ and Max are both good. HW and BW have new champs (Yan , not Aljo I mean) that I suspect will be dominant but we do have to see first to be sure. Here’s the kicker though. These champs weren’t all that dominant on their way up. Usman made his way to the top with boring decisions. Khabib grinder out decisions too and even had a seeming loss vs. Tibau. Izzy had struggles and went through a war with Gastelum on the way up. But then these guys get the belt and they are untouchable and dominant. Why? Because the talent level is so low that a champ has resources (tons of personalized trainers/coaches and training partners) that allow them to elevate themselves so far from the field. A guy like Usman gets taught a jab and becomes a KO artist. A guy like Francis gets taught a basic sprawl and dominates the “GOAT”. Khabib develops rudimentary kickboxing defense and loses like 1 round in 5 years. When your #1 guys destroy your #2 guys so badly, it means your sport lacks top talent.