"Strength of schedule" and "padded record" are common themes which come up when discussing the current LW champ. I decided to put things in perspective and analyze the first 12 opponents of the current TOP 4 Lightweights by their W/L ratio. Lost fights are in YELLOW. Note: I excluded Poirier since he was in WEC by fight #8 and in the UFC by fight #10. LW first 12 by Hotora86 posted Feb 5, 2020 at 10:16 AM Some interesting takeaways I got from this comparison: Khabib's record does indeed look "padded" but he never lost Conor's first 12 are stronger than Khabib's but he lost twice Tony's first 12 are stronger than Conor's and he only lost once Gaethje's first 12 are the strongest by far and he never lost What's Your takeaway? PS. Not hating on Khabib, of course his current accomplishments are more important than this. Of course these are just stats and stats never show a complete picture. Shout-out to @Zebra Cheeks the stat-lover.