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Fun fact: The UFC LW title has never been defended more than 3 times...

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  1. giovanni_ss Taeyeon Belt Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    And 3 fighters hold the record for most title defenses at 3. And all 3 of them are not in the UFC anymore. Just shows how competitive the LW division has been for years.

    1. BJ Penn - defended against Sean Sherk, Kenflo, and Diego Sanchez (set the new record at 3, finished them all)

    2. Benson Henderson - defended against Edgar, Nate Diaz, and Gilbert Melendez (all decision wins)

    3. Khabib - defended against Conor, Poirier, and Gaethje (finished them all)

    Who in your opinion has the most impressive 3 title defenses out of these 3?
     
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    Gaethje, Conor, and Dustin are all ranked in the p4p ranking. And khabib dominated all three 3 them.
     
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  3. humdizzle Brown Belt

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    lol not even a comparison
     
  4. Raffen Banned Banned

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    Khabib could have changed that but decided to retire early.
     
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    As much as I dislike saying this, Khabib has a better resume of title defenses because MMA as a whole evolves as time passes. Poirier by himself would have annihilated the fighters that Penn and Bendo defended against with his vastly improved skillset anyways.
     
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  6. MMAudit Banned Banned

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    what the ???

    nate lost ..<Lmaoo>

    big dummy couldn't even win the belt they created for him

    he gets the DMF belt
    dumb mutha F'r Belt ....<Lmaoo><Lmaoo><Lmaoo>
     
  7. Zebra Cheeks 2 Cheeks And A Soda Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    That’s a fun bit of trivia. I think down the line benson may fade a bit in terms of his significance to the sport, but at the time I really believe he was the “next breed” of mma fighter. I think BJ pens run was the fondest for me, I remember it well and it has a lot of significance and positive memories attached. But overall I think Khabibs is clearly the most impressive. Both in opposition, and how he dominated them:
     
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  8. Repusman Green Belt

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    Stupid troll thread.
     
  9. djason1988 Brown Belt

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    Yet another reason I hate that Khabib retired. He had the potential to be an all time GOAT, but with only 3 title defense he doesn't even stand ahead of his peers at lw
     
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    How in the fuck is this a troll thread?
     
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  11. I Lie To Girls Banned Banned

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    People often forget when talking about the sport evolving. The aforementioned fighters were fighting who were toughest at that time. Penn and Bendo had legit contenders. They might not look like anything special now, but they were then.
     
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    LW really is the most competitive division.
     
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  13. I Lie To Girls Banned Banned

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    Stupid post. Its not a Khabib hate thread. Its just stating a fact.
     
  14. Zebra Cheeks 2 Cheeks And A Soda Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Exactly. All three have value, and historically I think we are the evolution of the sport in LW so we’ll because there’s never been that one guy that dominated for a decade like FW, WW, MW or LHW.

    People forget that bj penn was the dude who gave everyone the idea of being a champion in multiple divisions, and at the time nobody did that. He was so technically gifted that he was challenging on of the most dominant physical fighters of all time up an entire weight class and was arguably one of his biggest challenges.
     
  15. I Lie To Girls Banned Banned

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    Neither Gaethje, Conor, or Dustin should be p4p. They are all great fighters, but their body of work is lacking.
     
  16. Zebra Cheeks 2 Cheeks And A Soda Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Dustin deserves it the others don’t.
     
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  17. I Lie To Girls Banned Banned

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    The fact he tried to compete at open(and heavyweight) should cement him as a p4p.
     
  18. bambammccoy Silver Belt

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    Its pretty widely accepted he is the LW GOAT.
     
  19. The Chosen Banned Banned

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    They have insane records and all beat p4p fighters themselves
     
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  20. I Lie To Girls Banned Banned

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    I just kinda feel like he did his thing at fw. It didnt work out he stopped cutting so much and no one considered him anything special until he beat Max coming up in weight when he was well suited at fw. Just my opinion.
     
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