Forget the manlets. Let's discuss HW...

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  1. BigBadKraken Banned Banned

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    We have an important bout coming THIS weekend. Way more important than the wee Irishman.

    Conor is exciting but you can't hope for him to decide on his schedule for your entertainment.
    Everybody knows that the real BMF's are over 205lb on fight night.

    There is a bizarre and very grey looking area in the current HW division.
    Saturated with names, but who are very much aged and shying away from delivering the exciting finishes that were a few years ago. But there is still hope to bring some more up and comers, before the oldies retire, or get knocked out (literally) of their division.

    Here's the UFC top 15 after Miocic:


    1
    Daniel Cormier
    Just about to retire? Probably...
    Will he and Miocic fight again? Probably...
    So that's the champ and challenger POSSIBLY both about to close careers.


    2
    Francis Ngannou
    Man. Is he gonna get a slug fest with Rozenstruik (number 5) or what?
    We have to wait until March to see. Hopefully!
    So there is 2 & 5.


    3
    Curtis Blaydes
    3 & 4 about to match up. This is gonna be a deal breaker for Junior or what?
    If Junior wins then he'll be closer, back to that title, somehow, somewhere soon, surely?
    A quick thread search on Sherdog over the last four years will reveal multiple threads "time to retire". But this is HW. One touch and it changes. In the last year or so, he's finished Tuivasa and Lewis.
    Blades is only gonna get better at 28 and presumably, he wants to break Junior's resurgance.
    Bets please.

    4
    Junior Dos Santos
    See above


    5
    Derrick Lewis
    Not sure how far he's gonna go now. That decision win over Ivanov wasn't much to write home about.
    Did anybody see it? Tied for 5/6 with Rozenstruik for rankings and yet he's gonna be facing the mighty stump, Latifi within a couple of weeks. Don't be surprised if Latifi wrestlef***s Lewis in to decision loss.


    5
    Jairzinho Rozenstruik
    See above


    7
    Alexander Volkov

    8
    Alistair Overeem

    9
    Walt Harris

    10
    Shamil Abdurakhimov

    11
    Blagoy Ivanov

    12
    Aleksei Oleinik

    13
    Augusto Sakai

    14
    Sergei Pavlovich

    15
    Ciryl Gane
     
  2. SpecialDelivery Purple Belt

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    That left hand from Conor knocks out your whole fucking list
     
  3. D 1 Wrestler Look up to me

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    Uh.. thanks for the links..
     
  4. Jojomojo Purple Belt

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    Ciryl Gane hopefully gets a big step up. Maybe Shamil?
     
  5. Ares Black Asteroid Belt

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    Ciryl Gane is the future of the division.
     
  6. BigBadKraken Banned Banned

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    You are damned well welcome baby
     
  7. BigBadKraken Banned Banned

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    Quiet there in the cheap seats. If you weigh less than 70 kilos in REAL life, then you have no business here Frodo.
     
  8. SyranIncel Yellow Belt

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    Heavyweight is too slow pos usada

    That's why I need my boy Ciryl Gane to rank up. He is fun at least
     
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    Black Beast beat a top guy in his last win, that fight showed improved striking and grappling IQ. Ivanov is a solid fighter and no slouch with his top control.

    After seeing JDS run from Ngannou I don't think he has that same killer instinct to be champ anymore, he matches up well with Blaydes though.
     
  10. Choco I can quit any day..

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    The worst part is that, seen the poster joining date, these days you cannot even be sure that this is a joke...
     
  11. Sweater of AV Gold Belt

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    Fixed.
     
  12. Normot Brown Belt

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    Look at those names and skill sets. No wonder people care more about LWs.
     
  13. WhuffieCollector Purple Belt

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    If the Stipe rumours are true (retiring because of his eye), HW is dead to me.
     
  14. WhuffieCollector Purple Belt

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    Confirmed: old guy in bar should be the next HW contender because he can take a punch that current UFC HWs cannot.
     
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    Reem has been ranked in the top 10 forever... amazingly he can still win against anyone on any given night.
     
  16. Utahraptor Ostrommaysi Banned Banned

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    The Heavyweight division is shallow as fuck. The only elite fighters in the division are either past their primes and they are on the verge retiring (DC, Stipe) or they have shit cardio and they gas after two rounds (Ngannou, Lewis) the Heavyweight division is one of the weakest divisions in the UFC. In fact the only division that is weaker than the Heavyweight division IMO is the Women's Featherweight division. And that division has like two fighters in it.
     
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    Heavyweight is a historically weak division and isn't fun to talk about on a technical level outside of the top 5 guys.
     
  18. Kenny Powerth Jean Belt (Jelt)

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    Alexy deserved a big fight imo. I know Greene wasn't ranked but Alexy should have had a top 15 fight to begin with.

    His time is running short and we all know he wont get a TS but give the man a decent name, he's more than earned it.
     
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    The joke is that you took the time to look into that lol
     
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