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Post PRIDE and WEC which MMA promotions had a better division than UFC's?

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by ExitLUPin, May 9, 2021.

  1. ExitLUPin K

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    Strikeforce MW division

    Jacare
    Luke
    Saucy
    Yoel
    Kennedy
    Hendo
    Smith
    Brunson
    Larkin
    Robbie
    Amagov
    Cung
    Mayhem

    For reference this is how UFCs MW division looked before the SF merger

    Anderson
    Weidman
    Vitor
    Lyoto
    Shale
    Bisping
    Okami
    Munoz
    Philippou
    Lombard
    Boetsch
    Stann
    Belcher

    Bellator LHW division

    Vadim
    Rumble
    Davis
    Bader
    Corey
    Augusto
    Anglickas
    Yagshi
    Liam
    Fortune
    Polizzi
    Albrektsson
    Puetz
    Viktor
    Neal
    Edwards
    Biyong

    Any else? Perhaps SFs HW division?
     
  2. WaylonMercy5150 Gold Belt

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    MMA is organized like pro-wrestling so it is always possible another organization could have a stronger division than another. All of this of course works against the fighters best interests and fosters an environment where the goal is to achieve a status rather than to maximize self worth. Dana is such a capitalist yet is so oppressive to his workers. HMM???
     
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  3. No Skill Gap Brown Belt Platinum Member

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    Strikeforce's women division, by virtue of existing.

    Beyond that, sure MW has a case but I'd say Silva/Weidman/TRT Vitor etc slightly edges it out. So the answer would be none.
     
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  4. Hotei Brown Belt

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    Strikeforce HW division was, at times, better than the UFC.
     
  5. Kyler Ruxin Custom Title

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    Strikeforce HW division looked like this in 2011, I'd say it was better than UFC's HW division that had Brock, Cain, Mir, and JDS
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  6. JarlSkuld Black Belt

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    ONE's atom weight division. The UFC needs to get their shit together and poach that talent. Itsuki Hirata is a potential star: cute, merciless, charismatic, and finishes her fights.

    Jarl
     
  7. Hellowhosthat Gold Belt

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    Some of these guys are pointless to list. Neal? Tyree? These guys are shite and add nothing to the point you're trying to make.
     
  8. Hellowhosthat Gold Belt

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    Anyway, Bellator for sure has a better Women's Featherweight Division.
     
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  9. mjfan23 Gold Belt

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    Ksw and wwe have a legit case too. Brock and Honda > Griffin and Bonnar!
     
  10. Johnnny Purple Belt

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    Bellator's featherweight division doesn't have the depth that the UFC's has, but Patricio Pitbull is the best featherweight in the world. A.J. McKee has looked elite as well. We are going to find out just how good he is at 26 years old when they face each other in a few months.

    Bellator has a very good welterweight division. Douglas Lima would be Usman's biggest threat if he were in the UFC. Amosov and Berkhamov also might be elite, time will tell. Koreshkov, Jackson, Storley, and Neiman Gracie are high level. Hopefully, MVP will start fighting those guys, so we can see how good he really is. How many steps below Lima is he? It is a shame that Rory left for PFL.
     
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    Depth is why I couldnt entertain FW for Bellator. Comparing top 5s tho I think it gets interesting but still have to roll with UFCs.

    Bellator is very close to having a better WW division honestly. UFCs WW division is mostly trash. Tyron before release, Maia, Robbie all still ranked lmfaoo Demian and Robbie are still top 10 somehow dafuq.. Besides Khamzat their prospects are sus too. Shavkat is talented but his win over fake Cowboy doesnt look to good after what Randy Brown did to him. Hes shot now. Baeza is okay but not that good. I dunno why Brady lost his ranking hes better than most of the division already

    Neal couldnt pass the Magny test and that hurts alot b/c the WWs below him are mostly ass or washed up. BW, FW, LW are the only UFC divisions right now that are truly amazing top to bottom with top elites, contenders, depth, gatekeepers, prospects etc.

    But Bellator let a few too many WWs get signed by PFL. If they kept Rory and nabbed Kunchenko who IMO beat Burns and 1-2 others like Nikolay you could make a case they have a better WW division IMO. Dont forget Larkin too who beat Jorge and gave Neil Magny the worst ass beating of his career and theyre both still easily top 10 in UFC.

    If they kept Rory and got Kunchenko

    Lima
    Rory
    Amosov
    Jason
    Neiman
    Storley
    Larkin
    Koreshkov
    Berkhamov
    Joey
    Kunchenko
    MVP
    Daley
    Houston

    That's a great division and you could easily argue better than UFC but letting Rory go and not getting 1-2 more talents like Kunchenko hurt the case IMO. It's def the closest division besides Bellators greater LHW division that compares to UFC tho
     
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  12. Hellowhosthat Gold Belt

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    I'm almost certain people like Houston wouldn't pass the Magny test either. He was losing to Dalby pretty comfortably before it got stopped on blood.
     
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  13. TeenageMutantLesnarTurtle Brown Belt

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    Strikeforce HW around the time of the GP. Bellator LHW right now.
     

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