Pettis is the best fighter in the world today

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  1. Degen Gambler

    Degen Gambler Silver Belt

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    Lightweight and Welterweight are the two highest mountains a fighter can climb in the UFC. These divisions are 50% bigger than the next biggest division. Becoming the king of those divisions is more difficult than any other.

    According to UFC.com here are the number of fighters on the roster in each division:
    FLW - 40
    BW - 64
    FW - 77
    LW - 111
    WW - 112

    MW - 76
    LHW - 46
    HW - 37

    Pettis has also dominated and finished his last 4 opponents in under 10 minutes. Even Aldo and Jones have only been able to finish 1 out of their last 4. Jones and Aldo do have the better body of work over their career but if you are just talking about who is the best right now I think Pettis is the guy. If I ask myself which champion is most likely to dominate opponents in 2015, Pettis is my answer.
     
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    chinarice Gold Belt

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    Pettis is awesome but seriously needs to fight more. Lots of guys coming up the ranks and he needs to prove himself against some of these guys.

    Easily one of my favourite fighters to watch.
     
  3. BigMuffler

    BigMuffler Loli is love loli is life!

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    What 1 title defense can do for you these days.
     
  4. Th3Sav4ge

    Th3Sav4ge "What the fuck is happening!?"

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    i believe out of all the champs pettis has the most recent loss.
     
  5. Sjb1888

    Sjb1888 Silver Belt

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    I agree, but at the same time he is more beatable than some other champs.

    Aldo v Pettis
    McGregor v Aldo
    Pettis v McGregor

    The 3 fights i want made in 2015.
     
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    Steve08 American Fedor Belt

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    A second round finish over a guy who had never been finished, ever.
     
  7. The Green Lantern

    The Green Lantern Beware My Power...

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    Don't get me wrong. Pettis is a bamf and all..... but Aldo would beat him imo.
     
  8. Oblivian

    Oblivian Aging Platinum Member

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    If you are going to discount Aldo's and Jones' wins for going to decision, you have to look at Pettis losing to Guida and Bart P as well as his closer fight with Jeremy Stephens. I think Pettis has turned the corner from those, but it's a little early to jump to that conclusion.
     
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    loisestrad Gold Belt Platinum Member

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    Winning 4 rounds against a fighter that hadn't lost a round (Jones-Cormier).
     
  10. BigMuffler

    BigMuffler Loli is love loli is life!

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    It's still way too early.
     
  11. Degen Gambler

    Degen Gambler Silver Belt

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    He lost in 2011. This thread is about the best fighter in the world today. The current year is 2015.
     
  12. Origami

    Origami Yellow Belt

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    Aldo would beat him, so no.
     
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    Pettis is more beatable than Jones so I'd disagree
     
  14. ARONAbeetFEDOR

    ARONAbeetFEDOR Blackest Belt

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    Welcome to the believers circle.
     
  15. kappaz

    kappaz Blue Belt

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    Lawler?
     
  16. tombombadil

    tombombadil Guest

    might still be too weak in wrestling to be put over Jones, Aldo, Caineverfights
     
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    BOSTON BEATDOWN Yellow Belt

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    I would place him 4th p4p behind Jones, Aldo and Cain! That Guida loss will always look bad on his record!
     
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    OliverAtom Granite Belt

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    He's got as much wins by submission as all of Jones, Aldo and Cain combined. So while his wrestling might not be quite as good as theirs his overall grappling skill is certainly as good or even better.
     
  19. McDouble

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    He's definitely the most exciting
     
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    Strange because I consider him one of the weakest recent UFC champs.

    My ranking (maybe I'm wrong)
    1. Mighty Mouse
    2. Ronda
    3. Jones
    4. Weidman
    5. Aldo
    6. Welasquez
    7. Pettis
    8. Dillashow
    9. Lawler
     

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