Rank the top 10 lightweights by ability

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  1. Threetrees

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    Khabib
    Tony
    Conor
    Lee
    Diaz
    Poirier
    Pettis
    Gaethje (yeah I know Alvarez beat him)
    Alvarez
    Barboza
     
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    Conor has 1 fight at LW lol.
     
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    That division is a damn shark tank.
     
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    So post your rankings ...?
     
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    Khabib
    Tony
    Conor
    Gaethje (Since this is based on ability, if he were to hypothetically use his wrestling)
    Lee
    Barboza
    Poirier
    Alvarez
    Pettis
    Iaquinta
     
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    Khabib
    Tony
    Conor
    Poirier
    Gaethje
    Lee
    Pettis/Alvarez(Tie)
    Barboza
    Al
     
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    1. Tony Ferguson
    2. - 11. Everyone else, hard to say.
     
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    Weird to think that years ago the weight class was disbanded and Yves was considered the uncrowned champ after beating Josh Thomson.
     
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    They pretty much had to close the division when their 2 best lightweights, Penn and Pulver, left the UFC to go to Japan for greater challenges. It would have been nice if they kept the belt around for Yves to win though. :(
     
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    Agreed on all counts. Yves was one of my faves when I started seriously following the sport. Class act and a great analyst.

    Gotta give Conor credit - if you told me years ago that the richest and most famous MMA fighter on the planet was a LW I'd never believe it.
     
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    Ferguson
    Khabib
    Mcgregor
    Poirer
    Gaethje
    Lee
    Alvarez
    Pettis
    Barboza
    Iaquinta
     
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    1. Conor mcgregor
    2. Tony Ferg earned it.
    3. Khabib
    4. Dustin diamond earned it
    5. Kevin lee
    6. Pettis
    7. Justin geathje
    8. Raging AI
    9. Barboza
    10. Eddie alverez
    11. Maybe nate diaz
     
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    Based on ability? So basically rank the LW's like any would

    Khabib vs Conor is literally a toss up to me. I cant choose. Conor has the most underrated TD defense of all time. And I basically NEVER root for Conor to win. McGregor smokes Ferguson though. Honestly I think Conor TKOS T-Ferg. Khabib vs Tony is a tough matchup


    1. Conor
    2. Khabib
    3. Ferguson
    4. Lee
    5. Porier
    6. Gaethje
    7. Alvarez
    8. Pettis
    9. Diaz
    10. Barboza
     
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    Khabib
    Tony
    Lee
    Conor
    (distance)
    Poirier
    Gaethje
    Pettis
    Alvarez
    Al
    Barboza

    Nate would get beaten by Vick, Hernandez or Hooker right now. Easily!
     
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    I could see Lee beating everyone by 2019. Stacked division. Hard to say. Hope they all stay healthy and I hope they fight more than once this year!
     
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    Khabib
    Conor
    Tony
    Lee
    Poirer
    Alvarez
    Gaethje
    Barboza
    Hooker
    Nate
    Pettis
    Iaquinta

    I love how Hooker has looked his last few times out. Guy is long, lean and strong. He just needs a chance to prove himself against some top guys.
     
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    Vick? How do you think he’d do it?

    Vick would get his ass handed to him.
     
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    Conor
    Ferguson
    Lee
    Khabib
    Porier
    Alvarez
    Gaethje
    Barboza
    Pettis
    Iaquinta
     
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