Jones has been #1 LHW for 8 years. GOAT?

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  1. Mike

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    Gleison Tibau vs Caol Uno. Rumble vs Yoshida, Brenneman etc. Machida vs most opponents at lhw. Edgar vs anyone at LW.
     
  2. Mike Hagger

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    And because Jones cleaned out the division convincingly. Beating DC obviously. Rumble vs Jones was the fight to have though...
     
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    You can say that all you want, but for three years of his prime, he wasn't champion and was unranked. Unranked fighters are not the best in their division
     
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    I meant site specific examples of weight within weight class
     
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    cant be number 1 when suspended for 3 years and still allowed to take peds.
     
  6. Mike

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    You want me to go Google everyone's in cage weight? Nah I'm busy I'm not gonna waste all afternoon looking that stuff up. Everyone knows there are large weight discrepancies within weight classes. And I listed several examples. Edgar was the smaller man every time at lw.
     
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    GSP is the GOAT. With that said I think Jon can pass him, but he's not there yet. He's young though so he has time on his side.
     
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    yeah I'm so bummed out that fight never happened!
     
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    If you only want to look at the year portion of the calendar. He had one fight in each calendar year from 2014 - 2019, with more than 12 months between each of his last four fights.
     
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    He's the best fighter we've ever seen.
     
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    Active for less than half of that, and during that time the #2 LHW took out Rumble x2, Gus, Volkan, got bored and bulked up to win a HW title and is lining up his second title defense. Kinda easy to be #1 in the division when your closest competition decides to hand you his other belt after cleaning out most of the top 5, and your new list is full of people who either cant make the weight cut to MW anymore or prospects.
     
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    His record in the u.s soil is what?
     
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    Plenty of fighters go 12 months or more in-between fights. It's not uncommon. Jones still was the #1 guy during his 5 fights in 5 years. He literally beat DC twice the consensus #2 guy who grabbed the belt when Jones was stripped. There's literally no argument against Jones not being the #1 LHW during that 5 year span.
     
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    I don't know if you're trolling but Jones has had a fight every calendar year of his career. There was a 5 years span where he fought 5 times. That's his most inactive time in his career and that was because of failed drug tests and suspensions/hearings.
     
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    you do understand clean fighters are suspended for 27 months right.
     
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    PED argument doesn't concern me because I don't care if fighters use PEDs.
    I am100% against using PEDs in amateur competitions. If you're using PEDs in amateur competitions, you're a fucking piece of shit,
    period.
    Because people are just interested in MMA so they have some amateur fights and most don't want to become pro and make it a career.
     
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    He retired nearly 2 years before usada. And insisted on being in the testing pool when he came back. You guys keep making it sound like he dodged USADA testing and thats an out and out LIE.
     
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    HW>LHW

    Fedor>Jones
     
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    Are you trolling?

    Who in the last 8 years was a better LHW fighter than Jones? Rankings don't mean shit when everyone knows who the #1 guy is. You're appealing to authority (people who make the rankings) which is funny because most hardcore MMA and boxing fans don't take most rankings seriously.

    If you're a hardcore fan of MMA or Boxing you have your own rankings and understand politics influences the rankings. Don't be that guy. Use common sense.
     
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    He needs to rack consecutive title defenses.

    He's not there yet.
     

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