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Has Dustin surpassed Tony in the all time lightweight rankings?

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  1. Sam's UFC title reign Orange Belt

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    I believe that Dustin has to be in the greatest lightweights of all time conversation. But has he done enough to be above Tony Ferguson in that conversation?
     
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  2. MadNIghtKing Purple Belt

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    Yes. He’s fought everyone and beat most of the best
     
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  3. BFoe Gold Belt Platinum Member

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    Tony isn’t in that conversation imo. He’s not even top 10 all time. Poirier has easily surpassed him.
     
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  4. JonJonesNeedle Brown Belt

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    Yes imo. Dustin has beaten better competition without getting rocked/dropped in every fight. Dustin has beaten many former champs. IMO Tony is a bit overrated.
     
  5. removeinfo001 Orange Belt

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    He's above Tony for sure.
     
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  6. Madeline Chelsea Blue Belt

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    Tony is an overrated journeyman. His best win against RDA was also not that great considering he poked him in the eye and didn’t get a point deducted.

    Edit; Dustin would beat the dog shit out of Ferguson.
     
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  7. moosaev Black Belt

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    Mark my words, if Dustin wins the belt you'll have multiple threads claiming he's the GOAT lightweight ahead of Khabib, lmao. Just watch.

    A couple of points about his resume. One of Dustin's marquee LW wins was against a FW (Holloway), a couple of others were against a washed and overrated Conor. When looked at in that context Dustin's resume is still good but it's starting to get a bit overrated here imo.
     
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  8. Catlin Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    delete your account mate, what are you on about
     
  9. JustOnce Itami

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    He's not in the greatest of all time lightweight convo, wtf.

    He got dominated by Khabib. Let's see if he beats Oliveira before talking crazy. If Oliveira can avoid getting tagged and finished early, I got Oliveira.
     
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  10. Hellowhosthat If he dies he dies

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    Yes, I would say so, Dustin is top 5 for sure now.

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  11. JustOnce Itami

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    All time GOAT ranking for lightweight so far

    Khabib
    BJ
    Gomi
    Edgar
    Eddie

    I guess you could argue maybe he could be fifth.
     
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  12. Hellowhosthat If he dies he dies

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    Not sure about Frankie at this stage. 2 great wins over BJ, a win and a draw over a very good Maynard, a very good win over Sherk and good wins over Griffin and Jim Miller.

    Vs

    2 x wins over Conor, Gaethje a win and a NC with Eddie, Pettis, Holloway, Hooker, CDF and Miller.
     
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  13. kingghidrah Purple Belt

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    No there won't, unless your alts start them to prove your point.
     
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  14. JustOnce Itami

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    We will see. Oliveira is more skilled. I just don't know if he can withstand Poirier's combos to the dom.
     
  15. Hellowhosthat If he dies he dies

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    He wouldn't drop off on my list if Charles beat him though, it would just boost Charles' stock. I didn't drop BJ down my list when he lost to Frankie.
     
  16. cmw43 Bad Boys Club

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    You could say that about most of Jones wins too.
     
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  17. JustOnce Itami

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    Yeah but BJ got robbed hard in the first fight. One of the greatest robberies ever. And it's BJ. Poirier ain't no BJ.
     
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  18. moosaev Black Belt

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    No alts, just watch lol. You have no idea.
     
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    It's funny, kinda, Oliveira is more skilled one of the two, but it's kinda hard to pick him necessarily because...what happens if Poirier touches him?....
     
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  20. Hellowhosthat If he dies he dies

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    It was one of those fights where every round was close imo. I remember thinking BJ won at the time but then when I watched it again years later I thought it could have gone either way.

    In terms of overall I'd certainly have BJ higher but in terms of pure LW performances, I'm not sure that BJ beat people I don't think Dustin could also beat personally.
     

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