How many of you think Lima is the 2nd best WW in the world today?

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  1. Here's the thing

    Here's the thing It depends on my Depends.

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    I think he'd wreck shop in the UFC. He may lose to Usman, but it would be a brutal back-and-forth battle. He'd smash Conor, Colby, and Nate. Jorge and Tyron would be good fights too, but I see him winning both those as well.
     
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    JabToucher Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    Nope! Good but not great.

    UFC is teh ultimate proving ground.

    Look at how highly people spoke of Ben Askren prior to entering the ufc.
     
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    imbossing mma judging

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    But that was the case for strike force fighters and mest were wrong
     
  4. TheBrownRanger

    TheBrownRanger Brown Belt

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    I like Douglas Lima, but I think Woodley and Colby would beat him handily, as much as I dislike those two.
     
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    TheBrownRanger Brown Belt

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    Sorta agree. We'll never know how good Lima, Pitbull, and Chandler are until they make the jump to the UFC. I'd be shocked if we ever see them there in their prime. I've been wondering how those dudes would perform there since 2013. Until then, its just hypothetical talk.

    But then again, Eddie Alvarez win a UFC title as a former Bellator champion. Truth is, Bellator fighters aren't made in some Bellator factory. Former Bellator champs like Askren, Lombard, and Brooks just didn't pan out.
     
  6. Thesnake101

    Thesnake101 Think about it, it worth it.

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    Honestly, I don't think Woodley would fare too well due to the fact that he never really seems to employ a wrestling centric gameplan, has to be passive to conserve his gas tank and rarely pressures his opponent.

    Colby, Usman and Edwards would give him fits I think.
     
  7. GIBLERTBAPTISTA

    GIBLERTBAPTISTA very allegorical

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    Askren was a year into retirment with a bum hip.
     
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    noizer Red Belt

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    I think Lima is possibly the best WW in the world. He has developed great takedown defence over the years, Has a very good groundgame and is a very powerful and technical counterstriker.

    He has beaten some great fighters over the last few years in a very deep division. at this point i would like to see him in the ufc but i believe he just signed a new contract with Bellator.
     
  9. GangGangGang

    GangGangGang Orange Belt

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    Lima has a better resume than almost any other WW in the last 3 or 4 years.. He has beat Koreshkov X2, Daley, Rory, Larkin and MVP.
     
  10. JustOnce

    JustOnce Always learning

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    I think he'd beat Jorge. Maybe Tyron. I think he loses to Conor, Colby, and Uzman. I think. I have no reason to think he's so much better than when he first fought Rory. I see a same fighter, but maybe better.
     
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    Hellowhosthat Black Belt

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    Colby would be an absolute nightmare match up for Lima imo, Lima isn't hard to clinch up with against the cage and even gave up double unders a lot there against Rory. If you let that happen with Colby then it's going to look like the Lawler fight.
     
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    SeattleFightFan Steel Belt

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    Colby, Wonderboy and Edwards all likely outpoint him.

    Woodley is a big ass question mark right now.

    Masvidal would be fun as hell. So would RDA.

    He beats Till, Maia, Chiesa, Lawler, Diaz, etc.

    So, #6 or #7 or so.
     
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    Gambit MMA Silver Belt

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    He should jump ship once the contract is up unless bellator offers more money. I have a feeling ufc will offer him a lot tho, the UFC WW division needs some spark
     
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    Possibly top 10 in the UFC. He won’t get top 5 and certainly never a title shot.
     
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    vkram Brown Belt

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    He is up there but I don't think he matches up well with Usman and Colby. Maybe Edwards too. He tends to accept getting clinched too easily.
     
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    He’s the best WW in the world. He beats Usman, Colby, Woodley, and Mas imo
     
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    CC27 Gold Belt

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    He's 4 or 5 imo.

    Usman, Colby and Tyron are top 3. After that its Lima, Mas, Edwards in whatever order you want.
     
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    Icanseeu Yellow Belt

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    Could be everybody say the Ufc has the best but look at how many guys come from else where and become champion. With that said he does need to be in the Ufc as where they win is in there depth.
     
  19. milenss

    milenss Red Belt

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    Not a lot I'd say.
    UFC has the best WWs in the World.
    Beating MvP in Bellator isn't indicative of whether he's top 5 or not.
     
  20. r-harper-1

    r-harper-1 Silver Belt

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    I’m a Lima fan .... really tough to say how’d he do ..... wrestlers have given him trouble in the past and he hasn’t really proven it would be different......Lima vs Masvidal would be fun
     

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