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Lightweight division is actually pretty poor

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  1. shinbone28 White Belt

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    people talk about how its such a stacked division but in reality, most guys are gatekeepers and wont ever get to the title?

    Lets see, who are the top guys right now in contention that you could make an argument that they could run for title or is good enough to?


    - Rafael dos Anjso (The champ)

    - Khabib Nurmagomedov (easily the best fighter in the division & should be champ, but always sidelined due to injury)

    - Donald Cerrone (got a lucky decision win over Benson but will get beat by any non training partner who is a strong wrestler)

    - Anthony Pettis (fights once every 5 years, got destroyed in his last fight, probably wont make another run for belt again as long as RDA and Khabib are in the div)

    - Tony Ferguson (solid top contender, maybe 1 or 2 fight away from title shot, but lots of questions)

    - Eddie Alvarez (meh, dont think hes good enough to fight for belt)




    thats pretty much the top dogs... lol the division aint stacked at all

    then u got ur gatekeepers or guys who will never be at the top like Beneil Dariush, Myles Jury, Edson Barboza.. can barely think of anyone else


    SHALLOW DIVISION ALERT!
     
  2. toe hold Brown Belt

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    LOL, great post.:icon_lol:
     
  3. SuperNerd Season Mode.

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    Thanks for this pile of shit
     
  4. Dragon Punch Black Belt

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    Still more exciting than HW.
     
  5. shinbone28 White Belt

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    well i aint joking

    when u only got like 4 or 5 "top dogs" in the division, that aint shit

    even heavyweight has the same or more and heavyweight is considered shallow

    WHO is the best at HW?

    -Werdum
    -Cain
    -Arlovski
    -JDS
    -Stipe
    -Browne
    -Barnett
    -Rothwell
    -Mir
    -Fedor (if he signs, which is likely since bellator champ is his training partner)

    lmao more serious contenders than LW div
     
  6. Dirge Silver Belt

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    Donald Cerrone?

    Benson Henderson assuming he doesn't stay at 170

    Michael Johnson

    Bobby Green

    Nate Diaz (assuming he fights at 155)
     
  7. Bet Me Guest

    1. RDA
    2. Pettis
    3. Khabib
    4. Cerrone
    5. Benson
    6. Gil
    7. Alvarez
    8. Fergueson
    9. Barboza
    10. Felder
    11. Lauzon
    12. Diaz
    13. Johnson
    14. Delirush
    15. Masvidal
    16. Miller
    17. Duffy
    18. Green

    Not in order but stacked to me.
     
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  8. shinbone28 White Belt

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    i put cerrone on the list

    benson said hes officially moving to 170 so hes not a lw anymore

    johnson just lost a fight to beneil

    diaz is trash

    green is a gatekeeper at best
     
  9. legkicktko Only the Strong Survive

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    Dream on. Look at the guys' individual skill sets, they are some of the most athletic, dynamic, and well rounded in the sport.

    A guy like Pettis who is that good of a striker and that dangerous off his back is basically unmatched in either welterweight or FW.

    Johnny Hendricks was just champ at WW and look at the way he strikes compared to Pettis, Cerrone, RDA, Barboza, Johnson, etc. I don't think a guy wins the LW belt with striking and movement that limited.
     
  10. frandie2b ------(SALD BELT)------

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    No, but your analysis is poor tho.
     
  11. shinbone28 White Belt

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    unmatched?

    didnt he get beat up on the ground by Guida? Didnt he get oustruck and mauled by RDA, who just like 11 months prior got outstruck and mauled by Khabib?

    Wasnt he pretty much losing the first benson fight until the showtime kick gave him the 5th round?

    nah man, pettis is not getting the belt again
     
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    You can't even spell the champions name right?

    What an illiterate fool of a post.
     
  13. SevenDeadlySins Orange Belt

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    And the HW division is stacked.
     
  14. vkram Brown Belt

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    WBW is the most stacked division which makes Ronda so much more impressive. Look at her last fight... She destroyed a straight up killer in Bethe. Bethe was an undefeated monster, she DESTROYED top contenders like Shayna and Duke, Bethe has legit one punch knock out power in both of her hands and has an extremely underrated ground game. If you were going to build a contender to beat Ronda you would come up with Bethe. Yet, Ronda defeated her biggest challenge yet like it was nothing. It surprising that people still doubt that she could beat male fighters, TJ would have no answers to her world class boxing and would get slaughtered on the ground.
     
  15. Baba Ghanoush Black Belt

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    I wonder what division does the TS consider stacked.
     
  16. TobikanJudan94 Never be game over

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    Garbage time!
     
  17. Toco Steel Belt

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    not sure if
     
  18. Dreaming Dead Red Belt

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    Also, plenty of solid fighters outside the Top 15: Pearson, Poirier, Iaquinta, D. Cruickshank, Khabilov, J. Makdessi, Jim Miller...

    TS is dumb, but LW is the premier MMA division IMO.
     
  19. Trybz Blue Belt

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    Gatekeepers are an important part of any division lightweights gatekeepers are evenly matched so rankings 5-20 can really jump around makes for a fun division outside of just the top 5 guys or so
     
  20. Amerikuracana Plutonium Belt

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    Not to many questions about Ferguson. It's a great division. 20-40 is strong compared to other weights as well.
     

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