If Chris Lytle was still fighting...

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  1. RankingMMA

    RankingMMA Green Belt

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    Do you think he would be a Top 10 WW contender?

    Considering how well Hardy and Matt Brown have done since losing to Lytle, it is crazy to think how Lytle not only beat them, he finished each of them.
    I truly think Lytle could hold his own with some of the top players at 170 still...Kampmann, Ellenberger, Maia, Kim, etc.

    Anyone else agree? Lytle hinted a few months ago, he still had thoughts about returning to the cage.
     
  2. RenoBJJr

    RenoBJJr We all know that was a catch.

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    I have no idea but I know he would still be putting up entertaining fights.

    All that matters to me.
     
  3. Squirting Gun

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    I believe so. Sad thing was for the most part he was overlooked by many. He was one of my top 3 ww's before he was cut the first time. Once I saw him on TUF again he became my number 1. He to this day is my second favorite fighter to ever fight in the Octagon. Im guessing most people will say top 15 but I believe top 10.

    He didnt start getting much praise until his last few fights, before that people liked him but through him by the wayside when any other decent name faced him.
     
  4. Yoville

    Yoville Banned Banned

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    No,Chris couldn't beat any of the top fighters in the ufc & he had his chance his hughes but blow it
     
  5. mmascene

    mmascene Cinturón de plata.

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    had his chance his hughes but blow it
     
  6. Just Jared

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    My initial reaction was 'no' but after thinking it over, while he wouldn't be the favourite in a fight with any of them, I really think there are a few Top 10 guys that he could beat. I think he'd definitely have a chance against Kampmann, Ellenberger, and even Hendricks. I'd love to see him against Mike Pyle or Erick Silva.
     
  7. Niltusk

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    Yeah, win, lose or draw, I'd like to see him back in a couple more times.
     
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    Put him in stylistically good matches and he would do awesome. Wrestlers would just decision him imo.

    I still want to see Condit vs. Lytle
     
  9. iNoScopedJFK

    iNoScopedJFK TUF Noob

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    Definitely
     
  10. HolyHackZack

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    Top 10 at WW is pretty crowded, but if anyone could make it amongst those monsters it would be Lytle. That being said, Robbie Lawler vs Lytle, I would buy that shit up like the main event.
     
  11. sloter21

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    WAR Chris Lytle!!!!!
     
  12. Squirting Gun

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    Even if this was the first fight of the Main event card Id but it.
     
  13. RenoBJJr

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    Actually thinking about the current top WWs, I don't think so.

    But it doesn't matter because he was one of those entertaining fighters who we knew never was going to hold a belt but we still loved anyways.
    Dude is a warrior and I would be happy to see him fight again if he wanted too.
     
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    Agreed. I don't think he's top ten present day, but I don't think any ww in the UFC would be more likely to finish him than go to decision.
     
  16. Sac423

    Sac423 Brown Belt

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    Nah, dont think Matt Brown and Dan Hardy are top 10 WW. Too lazy to list the top 10 in WW currently, but they seem like guys who can put on exciting fights but would be fringe top 10 guys.

    Not a bad thing to be fringe top 10 though. Lytle would be anywhere between #12-15 IMO....if that
     
  17. 86'd

    86'd Cha Ching!

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    You can! It's UFC 45 Revolution I believe.

    And I'd like to see Lytle stay retired. Between his 4 kids, being a firefighter, chasing a politics dream, and being inactive all this time he wouldn't be shaking up the division. He has nothing left to prove in the MMA world and he retired in style.
     
  18. Sum

    Sum theres a lot of things that can kill a man

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    I don't see why not. A guy like Kampmann or Story level I could see him beating.
     
  19. ImPitPatPuncher

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    Nick Diaz vs Chris Lytle rematch

    just for the fuck of it...
     
  20. BigFatUnderwear

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    probably top 20 not top 10
     

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