If You Had to Finish Your Opponent to Win a Fight, Who Would be Champion of Each Division?

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  1. kingJohn

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    My choices

    HW - Cormier, he has the wrestling and pressure to wear down any HW, as well as decent power. He'd win a war of attrition against any of them.

    LHW - Jones, He has a good chin and his style is one that makes people quit over time.

    MW - Romero, Near impossible to finish and has KO power that lasts all fight.

    WW - Masvidal, Has the cardio to keep going even if he gets taken down repeatedly and the striking to finish anybody on the feet.

    LW - Ferguson, Insane cardio, great recovery, and breaks people over the course of a fight, give him enough time and he'll find a way to finish his opponent.

    FeatherW - Holloway, Pretty much same as Ferguson, great cardio, recovery, and breaks people over time.

    BW - Cejudo, Moraes was his biggest challenge at BW and he finished him.

    FlyW - Cejudo, has some of the best power at the division and only finish loss was to DJ who isn't there anymore
     
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    lol Masvidal has always been a journeymen now all of a sudden he is the next big thing, sherdog never change.
     
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    Even though Covington isn't at all a finisher I actually think he would eventually finish each opponent through sheer exhaustion, his cardio is ridiculous.
     
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    Not Jones. In his last 2 performances he had the opportunity to finish multiple times and played it safe instead.
     
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    • Heavyweight: Cormier
    • Light heavyweight: Jones
    • Middleweight: Jacare
    • Welterweight: Lawler
    • Lightweight: Ferguson
    • Featherweight: Holloway
    • Bantamweight: Cejudo
    • Flyweight: Cejudo
    • Women's featherweight: Nunes
    • Women's bantamweight: Nunes
    • Women's flyweight: Shevchenko
    • Women's strawweight: Andrade
     
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  6. Bend NvR Break

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    Porier doesn't get any love? He finished Pettis, Gaethje and Alvarez back to back to back.


    Same thing happened to Nate
     
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    Literally thought the exact same thing. Can’t wait to see him get dominated again
     
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    Ragnus K-1 Heavyweight Champion

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    welterweight would be the toughest to pick, a lot of fights still need to be made to work out who is truly the top dog.
     
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    Lame....I thought TS was going to go thru the history of title fights and see who the champions would be if you had to finish the opponent.


    ...brb
     
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    Yes. And if he loses his next fight, he'll be the biggest loser. This is sherdog.
     
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    word
     
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    but we have seen him do it, a lot. Therefore we know its possible. playing it safe doesn't exist in a last man standing rule set.
     
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    Edit:

    All MMA fights count, but you have to finish to win the belt (no weight class, no dq):

    Heavyweight:
    Coleman > Williams > Schilt > Barnett > Crocop > Gonzaga > Couture > Lesnar > Velasquez > Dos Santos > Velasquez > Werdum > Miocic > Cormier (reigning champ)

    Light heavyweight:
    Frank Shamrock > Cung Le > Scott Smith > Cung Le > Wanderlei Silva > Rampage Jackson (reigning champ)

    MIDDLEWEIGHT:
    Menne (I take him as 1st champ even though he won the belt by decision) > Bustamante > Henderson > lil Nog > Sokodjou > Machida > Shogun > Jon Jones (reigning)

    Welterweight:
    Pat Miletich > Jutaro Nakao > Tetsuji Kato > Shaolin Ribeiro > JZ Calvan > Luis Palomino > Justin Gaethje > Eddie Alvarez > Dustin Poirier (reigning)

    Lazy to do the rest for now.
     
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    Actually Masvidal, Maia, Woodley really deserve to be up there because they almost never get finished and posses finishing skill. This topic seems just a follow up on the Finish Only MMA topic.
     
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    Goatsvidal,get it right
     
  18. kingJohn

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    He's never been finished in the UFC, a lot of close decision losses. I don't think he'll be champ, but if a finish was needed I'd pick him over the guys I have him losing a decision to.
     

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