If Lima beats Mousasi, where do you rank him in the world at each weight class?

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  1. Hellowhosthat

    Hellowhosthat Brown Belt

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    It wasn't meant to come across like that, I can understand why he'd stay somewhere he's comfortable, looked after and making good money, just if he wants to prove he's the best in the world there's only one way to do it. Otherwise he leaves us all speculating.

    He could be the best in the world, but the majority of people are more likely to plump for the dude who's beating elite competition in every fight.
     
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  2. iloveufc123

    iloveufc123 UFC <3

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    Lima is a beast but I dont think he'll get past Mousasi. No way. I think he gets taken down early and GnP'd.
     
  3. Maori

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    Ive watched a lima highlight once vs mvp.Id have to see him fighting elite talent consistently to seriously rank him.
     
  4. felmmando

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    Above Rory MacDonald, that's for sure.
     
  5. Ghostoftheville

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    Look for his two fights against Rory Mcdonald
     
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    IloveTHIS Humble Narcissist

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    I like how no one mentions or cares that the guy Moose lost the title to is not exactly USADA ready..........

    Have them fight under USADA and it would be one of the biggest rematch blowouts of all time.

    In order to answer where Moose ranks in the world, we first need to define what that means. Because his rank UNDER USADA and his rank in general(fighting guys that wouldn't make it 3 seconds in USADA) is different
     
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    Dead last
     
  8. Mixfight

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    This is reasonable.
     
  9. EXOICHO

    EXOICHO Brown Belt

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    here's the thing. If Moose decides to fight in an org without good testing, that means he can be on as many steroids as the other guy. Not to mention when you have guys like Yoel, its hard to know who's roiding and who isn't.
     
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  10. Maori

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    At this stage of Rorys career Im not sure weather hes a reliable gauge of where Lima is truly at in the WW division.
     
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  11. Gmork

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    Lima is top 2/4 IMO. Beating Moose puts him in the top ten at 85 and confirms his position as an elite fighter at 70 (just due to the quality of talent involved in the victory.) It's a huge fight and opportunity for him.

    It's not so much for Moose, who can look as impressive as he wants, he won't win anyone over with this fight. Hopefully he goes up and fights Bader if he gets a win here, to balance out his karma.
     
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  12. vladimirvlad

    vladimirvlad MMA is my life

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    I agree with the OP
     
  13. Franklin U.

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    I hope this doesn't happen ( love mousasi confidence but I dont see him the -340 favorite he closed agsinst Rory. Weight difference wont be significant at all but overall size /strength should be on mooses size). I can see both these guys ( maybe only bmma fighters) win UFC gold.One was on his way and still, amazingly, in his prime. Lima is dead on in his prime and if Lima pulls upset , hes 1 or 2 at welter. Middle is little more subjective/ complicated depending on how u view the current UFC 185 division.
     
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    #1 WW
    #6 MW - yoel,whittaker, costa, cannonier, till and gastelum are all ahead of Mousasi.
     
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    Askren was always a can.
     
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    Gegard just re- upped with BMMA with new contract. Hes very happy with deal but I was really hoping ( knew it wasnt likely) that if he beat Lima, hed come back to UFC for 2 fights ( drill a few holes thru izz's mug, claim a title that was his for the taking when he left UFC and then one title defense. He then could go back to Bellator and finish out his career as still a young man as that was his plan. There couldnt of been a better ending for mma's only paradox. )

    Gegard Mousasi- one of the goats, - somehow - ,one of the most underappreciated mmartists of all time and one of the sports greatest fighters in its existence.

    mousasi bless-
     

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