Has there ever been a fighter

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  1. Jmac696

    Jmac696 Banned Banned

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    Has there ever been a fighter who was the number 1 in the division but the champion just has his number like I believe with Frankie Edgar and benson Henderson. I see alot of guys beating Henderson but not Edgar.
     
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    Sure, going way back in virtually each division.
     
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    They are 1 and 1. Wtf?
     
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    fightdonttweet Banned Banned

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    Given that both their fights were very close, with the last fight being a controversial split decision, I say you're wrong.
     
  5. wlu29

    wlu29 Banned Banned

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    a lot of people still think it's like that for bj at lw and frankie edgar
     
  6. GordaoPreguico

    GordaoPreguico Red Belt

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    Wouldn't the champ be #1 in the division?
     
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    AP_RESURRECTION Gold Belt

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    your example is no good, but i think you're talking about times when a champ is dominant and the number two whips everyoen else but cant hang w the champ

    rich / chael and anderson
     
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    Codpiece I was penetrated by a 9’ Johnson

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    Edgar won their second match. But I'm sure you could come up with a better example if you thought about it for a little longer.
     
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    more so if they win by finish, instead of close decision.
     
  10. BKMMAFAN

    BKMMAFAN Silver Belt

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    Fedor and Nog while they were in Pride.
     
  11. plasterdog

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    That's not what he's saying.

    He's saying if there was a champion who could beat everyone in the division but one guy he just couldn't beat even though loads of other people could beat this guy.

    I understand what the OP is saying, it's hard to explain.

    It's good to use maybe Sapp vs Hoost as an example. Sapp could get beaten by loads of people and Hoost is a dam legend but for some reason Sapp beat Hoost twice, it was like he just had his number. Hoost could have been champ and been beating everyone else while Sapp could lose to almost anyone but when the 2 fight Sapp would come out victorious.

    Maybe that explains it.
     
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    I think Fitch was at that point when he fought GSP.

    Mike Brown was way on top of everyone else when Aldo whooped him.
     
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    You sound like a hater. I don't see many guys beating Bendo at all, the guy's a fucking beast.
     
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    Dennis Hallman and Matt Hughes? Although, Hughes wasn't the champ in either instance. This is the closest example I can think of...
     
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    This is what I thought of.
     

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