Is Nate Diaz the 5th best lightweight in the UFC?

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  1. conorbless1

    conorbless1 Banned Banned

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    Just curious about what the consensus is in these lands.
     
  2. raconnor

    raconnor Rebawk Belt

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    he's top 10. don't think he's top 5
     
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    Rittsy Red Belt

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    I dunno. He's better than Cowboy.

    List your Lightweight ranking.
     
  4. Sgt Smith

    Sgt Smith Bassed God

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    I agree.
     
  5. Ido GOATal

    Ido GOATal Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    If Cowboy was then surely Nate is? Nate just beat #5 ranked LW with no problems after a year layoff.
     
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    No. 13-8 in the UFC. Lost 3 of his last 5 badly. He barely fights anymore. He's in the 12th-15th range.

    He looked good in his last fight and he could climb the ranks if he stays busy, but he's never earning a title shot again (which is not to say he won't be gifted a few).
     
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    He's probably just outside the top 5 but he is definitely capable of beating higher ranked fighters.
     
  8. LikeItIs

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    Beauty response.
     
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    Arm Barbarian Titanium Belt Platinum Member

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    Based on the MJ fight, he's close.

    Virtually everyone was writing him off prior to that fight, saying Johnson was at an entirely different level, going to light him up on the feet, etc., etc...

    If he's had a good camp, he can hang with almost anyone, save for maybe the top 3 or 4 guys (RDA, Ferguson, Khabib).
     
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  10. joeyjoejoe

    joeyjoejoe Silver Belt

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    Top 10 when he wants to be.
     

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