Lightweight division is like rock-paper-scissors

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  1. Renzo Machida

    Renzo Machida Carlson Gracie Lineage

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    Nate w Johnson
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    Cerrone w Alvarez
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    Nate w McGregor
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    We can play this all day...
    There is any division that so many top 10 have victories over others in the top 10?
    A real rock-paper-scissors that proof styles make fights!

    And before some of you say that: There is only one constant, which is Khabib.
     
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  2. chitoortiz

    chitoortiz Silver Belt

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    Heavyweight?
     
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  3. Renzo Machida

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    Perhaps. But not as lightweight division.
     
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    Bewareofdawg Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    Stuck in da mud division
     
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  5. chitoortiz

    chitoortiz Silver Belt

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    I disagree.

    Heavyweight has way less fighters.

    Seems anyone can beat anyone at any given time.

    Hell the current title challenger has losses to Rothwell, Big Foot and Travis Browne.
     
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  6. NoBiasJustMMA

    NoBiasJustMMA Steel Belt

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    ...Or it's the deepest division in MMA that's the most exciting because it's the least predictable.
     
  7. DanManWinner

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    I foresee Eddie Alvarez having a nice title reign at lightweight. So hopefully that adds some stability to the division
     
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    HHJ Fedor Supremacist

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    Its a very competitive division,its awesome.

    Yes Khabib will bring balance to the force.
     
  10. EarlyAndOften

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    The title will change hands several times in the next years. Which I believe is the case for most the lower weights due to depth of competition and the evolution of MMA
     
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    Worse, the champ has a loss over Stefan Struve. ;)

    I like Stefan though, so I don't care. :)

    If it ain't Dutch, it ain't much. :p
     
  12. betterthanjones

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    Conor will decimate all of them.
     
  13. ThePunisher

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    There's only one lizard and Spock of the division.
     
  14. mindturking

    mindturking MAGAJAW™

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    Henderson w Alvarez that fight never happened...Nate w McGregor was at WW....McGregor w Poirier was at FW
     
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    Khabib should try to beat a top 10 for a second time first.
     
  16. Hans Gercmiov

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    When did Henderson fight Alvarez?
     
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    Gloansy Yellow Belt

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    Beat me to it! I was just gonna say, when the hell did Bendo fight Alvarez?

    But other than that, I get the point TS is making. Unlike some of the other more top-heavy divisions, it seems like anyone in the LW Top10, shoot, maybe even Top15, can beat one another on any given night.

    Although I thought LW being a Sharktank was established a long time ago.
     
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  18. Red Ninja

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    I think the only solid divisions right now are women's 115, men's 125, 135, & (205 for now). All the other divisions the belt will play a game of hot potato.
     
  19. Platinum

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    Henderson w Alvarez? wtf
     
  20. NoBiasJustMMA

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    Divisions with less parity and less top fighters are not more solid divisions. Ideally you want the fighters to play hot potato with the belt as it's more exciting because predictability is not exciting.

    LW is the best division followed closely by WW.
     

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