How many wins away is Tony Ferguson from being considered lightweight goat ?

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  1. The Domin8or

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    If he beats pettis then Conor and Khabib it would be 13 fight winning streak with 4 former champions in your resume and i think thats enough for being considered the LW GOAT .
     
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    That's a pretty huge if.

    He'd definitely be in contention with that streak.
     
  3. ewww21

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    Can't until he rematches Cable-sama
     
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    If he does all that, he's LW GOAT...
     
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    If he beats Pettis and then both Conor and Khabib, I'd probably give him LW GOAT status. Those are some big ifs though.
     
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    He’d be the clear cut #1. His resume right now is practically goat lightweight.
     
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    Pettis/Conor/Khabib

    I'll give him the throne with that especially if he sprinkles in a few finishes.
     
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    He would also need a good win at 170. BJ and Conor fought at that weight despite being much smaller than Tony.
     
  9. ohayou gozaimasu

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    Win and defend the belt 5 times imo

    Anything he does without the belt is inconsequential in terms of GOAT discussion.
     
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  10. youllneverwalkalone

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    I disagree, he already has wins over a current top WW (RDA) and a future one (Lee).

    If he beats Pettis, Conor and Khabib (which I don't think will happen btw) that should be more than enough to be considered LW goat.
     
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    acannxr Black Belt

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    What McGregor did at "Welterweight" isn't even in the same orbit of what Penn did at Welterweight. That's like saying Penn fought a Middleweight in spite of his opponent being Renzo Gracie; although Penn did fight against a Light Heavyweight in Lyoto Machida, but that's beside the point.
     
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    If his body holds up through three more training camps he'll be the GOAT of everything.
     
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    No fighter should be considered GOAT before grabbing the (real) belt and holding it for some time.
    Tony has yet to get the gold.
     
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    He has to beat Pettis

    Then Khabib

    Then Conor

    Then GSP

    Then Machida at open weight

    Only then can he become GOAT
     
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    Then fight CM Punk to solidify his place right ?
     
  16. 120wrestling

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    Quite possibly the dumbest thing I've ever read. In order for him to be the GOAT LIGHTWEIGHT, you say he needs a win at WELTERWEIGHT?

    Logic, use it.
     
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    if he beats Conor and Khabib then yes. not sure how many would debate it.

    if he beats one of them, it will be heavily debated.

    if he never fights either of them, good luck finding 3 who say yes.
     
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    If he goes doesn't lose, beats Khabib, and defends 3-4 times I have no issue with saying he's the best LW. That would be a 15 fight win streak and title defences. He would have passed BJ by far
     
  19. Dave Poodle

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    Hard to establish a legacy at LW with the way the title situation's been the last couple of years. Even if he wins he could well be leapfrogged by Nate Diaz or GSP. He does have some good wins but needs a signature name on his resume and 1 or 2 top wins to cement LW GOAT status I think. Maybe avenge the Michael Johnson loss too.
     
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  20. Captain Tight

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    It’s obviously 3.

    He has to beat his next opponent Pettis, then he has to win the belt either from Khabib or Conor, then defend it once and then his LW resume is easily the most impressive.
     

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