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Has Dustin surpassed Tony in the all time lightweight rankings?

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  1. MadNIghtKing Purple Belt

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    He already is above Khabib. Khabib marquee wins are Al Iaquinta and Darrel Horcher
     
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  2. gotBooched maximus entertainus

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    Pettis resume is better than Eddie’s

    I like the rest of your list
     
  3. ConditFan Brown Belt

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    Dustin passed Tony. It's closer than alot think.
     
  4. linvillegorge Silver Belt

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    To answer the question the thread proposed, yes.
     
  5. moosaev Black Belt

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    Lol by your logic Iaquinta and Horcher are better than Dustin. If Dustin isn't even good enough to be a marquee win on Khabib's resume, how can he be above Khabib? Lmao.
     
  6. Bend NvR Break Order to Chaos. Chaos to Order.

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    Rationale posting here. I've been a fan of Dustin since I saw fightville years ago. Dustin is definitely getting into the overrated sphere.

    A prime Tony Ferguson would beat prime Poirier. And I'm like Poirier way more than Ferguson but we have to be objective people.
     
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  7. Th3Sav4ge "ok who took my sword?"

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    yes until dustin loses again. then hes a bum who was overrated
     
  8. Shay Brennan Blue Belt

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    He's 20-3 at lw so far, with victories over former lw champions: Pettis, Eddie, Gaethje and McCregor.
    So yeah.
     
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    Of course. What would be an argument to the contrary TS?
     
  10. ferrisjso "Hipster"

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    Thing Tony has over the other interim champs is because he never fought Khabib there's plausible deniability he would have won while with Justin G and Dustin we know they didn't. Similar advantage to Hendo and Jones v the other LHW greats. I mean Khabib probably wins but Tony was a unique matchup for him size wise and we don't know that for certain.
     
  11. AmericanUppercut Leather Belt

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    based on the Justin fights alone
    Hell yes
     
  12. SherdogFan23 Brown Belt

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    This is a fear for Dustin I suspect. He does get the fight against Charles and would hopefully defend the belt against someone new if he wins.

    This is what happened to Cain on HW division. He fought two fighters five times in a two year period and his prime then ended due to injuries taking toll.
     
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    That was not a robbery,it was close but the judges had it right
     
  14. SherdogFan23 Brown Belt

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    Edgar is impressive just by the fact that he would have made a natural Featherweight fighter. All those wins or even close losses at LW really say something about his ability to me.
     
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  15. Hellowhosthat If he dies he dies

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    As an overall pound for pound fighter I agree, in a pure discussion about the best lightweights I don't think it should be taken into account.
     
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  16. Alexander_GOATanovski UFC Mountainweight Champion Double Yellow Card

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    Poirier is at #7 (behind Khabib, Penn, Alvarez, Edgar, RDA & Bendo) and El Cucuy is at #8 on my personal all-time lightweight rankings. If Tony is outside of your all time top 10 lightweight list, you're either uneducated or a hater.

    Here's how I see the resumes of both:
    7 notable wins
    - 2017 Pettis
    - 2018 Gaethje
    - 2018 Alvarez
    - 2019 Holloway
    - 2020 Hooker
    - 2021 McGregor x2
    6 notable wins
    - 2015 Thomson (criminally underrated fighter)
    - 2015 Barboza
    - 2016 RDA
    - 2017 Kevin Lee
    - 2018 Pettis
    - 2019 Cerrone

    2015 Diego Ferriera is not a notable win and neither is Lyme disease Miller. The Miller fight in particular dropped Poirier's stock and Poirier would have lost in a 5 round fight.
     
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  17. Blayt7hh Steel Belt

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    A lot of revisionist Tony hating bullshit in this thread. Just Bleed God is not pleased with you guys

    <{hughesimpress}>
     
  18. SherdogFan23 Brown Belt

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    That is true. His record at LW for the UFC stands nonetheless. His only negative is two losses to Henderson at the end of his LW tenure. His loss to Maynard was early and doesn't count as much to me.
     
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  19. Mammothman Gold Belt

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    A long time ago
     
  20. SherdogFan23 Brown Belt

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    Except he got finished by Khabib. That tends to degrade a little. lol.
     

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