Reason why LHW looks so lackluster..

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  1. Sickplicity

    Sickplicity Blue Belt

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    I don't know if anybody has been noticing the rapid decline of interest for the LHW, but one reason why I think the division is losing so much interest is because there has been a big lack of decisive wins / finishes lately among the top 10 of the division.

    So far this year we've had:

    Lyoto Machida vs. Dan Henderson.
    Rashad Evans vs. Lil' Nog.
    Phil Davis vs. Lyoto Machida.
    Rashad Evans vs. Dan Henderson.

    & just recently we've had the only interesting fight as of late in Glover vs. Ryan Bader.

    The 4 aforementioned fights have all been lackluster fights in which all were controversial wins / losses, all those fights were some of the most heavily criticized fights this year.

    Nobody has been trying to make a case / statement to prove they should be next in line for the title & it's saddening.

    There hasn't been any new blood in the LHW division in a long time & it's sad because none of these so called prospects can penetrate the low tier fighters to earn a shot at the top 10 fighters & it's sad.

    I hope the LHW division goes back to how it was back then when the belt was getting passed around like a slut at a college party but for now nobody is making a case for themselves in the division & as of now I've fully lost interest in the division.
     
  2. dropshot001

    dropshot001 Red Belt

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    A dominant champ makes divisions look weak. Lhw is suffering from this currently.
     
  3. Dethrone1989

    Dethrone1989 Brown Belt

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    The Hippo knocking out Magalhaes was the highlight of the division for me.
     
  4. ajmonsta

    ajmonsta Banned Banned

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    The ww division doesn't look very weak. There's just been no new talent in the lhw division as much as other divisions.
     
  5. Redhawks100

    Redhawks100 Gold Belt

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    Difference is a champ looks much more dominant when he finishes fights. GSP does not do that.
     
  6. ajmonsta

    ajmonsta Banned Banned

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    After the knockout i feared for his safety and hoped he would make it out of Brazil alive lol.
     
  7. hto63

    hto63 Brown Belt

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    Perhaps the next TUF season can bring some future contenders in.
    I agree the fights haven't been great but the fighters involved are still able to deliver. Maybe just a dry stretch right now.
     
  8. Stwonnie

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    meh the divisions talent was always overrated because they had the most interesting rivalries before.
     
  9. Oy

    Oy Bring back Edith!

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    Yeah, the talent coming up is really lacking. If Cormier can make the cut OK it might get interesteing though, or if Gus can keep the fight standing and pull the upset off.
     
  10. Dethrone1989

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    1 of those definitely wont happen, the other might happen.
     
  11. yuba84

    yuba84 Purple Belt

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    it's because Jon Jones is so damn good.
     
  12. blkmike817

    blkmike817 Green Belt

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    Same reason MW looked so lackluster cause of a dominat champion. Someone KO's JBJ then LHW will get its luster back trust me.
     
  13. Mr. Fresca

    Mr. Fresca Thanks for playing

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    Half the LHW top 10 has been on there for 8 years. No other division is that stagnant with "talent". Even HW has more new blood than LHW.
     
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    KarmaPolice Banned Banned

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    Pickles taste good when soaked in Kool Aid.
     
  15. hto63

    hto63 Brown Belt

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    featherweight looks more interesting than ever.

    MW looked weak because it was weak.

    LHW is 50/50 Jones and a little thin and nowhere near as bad as people claim
     
  16. blkmike817

    blkmike817 Green Belt

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    Really?
     
  17. Redhawks100

    Redhawks100 Gold Belt

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    Eh. Glover, Gus, Davis, and then possibly Cormier are fresh legit top 10 fighters. Then you have Jimmo, Manuwa, and possibly even OSP that could rise to the top in given time. Not too bad, IMO.
     
  18. TobikanJudan94

    TobikanJudan94 Never be game over

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    O_O

    Wanderlei Chuck Shogun Rampage Arona Hendo Lyoto Evans Lil Nog Belfort Randy Tito and I'm missing someone for sure....
     
  19. blkmike817

    blkmike817 Green Belt

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    Only cause aldo could potentially move up.
     
  20. Ceez

    Ceez Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    Yeah but you get the point he's making. Look at the MW division with SIlva on top for so long. Jones has made that division look quite similar.
     

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