So is WW hands down the deepest division?

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  1. WINNERBYTWISTER

    WINNERBYTWISTER Purple Belt

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    Just look at this list.

    Lombard
    Shields
    Maia
    Marquardt
    Woodley
    Koschek
    Rory
    Ellenberger
    Condit
    Nick Diaz (if he fights again)
    Hendricks
    Alves
    Kampman
    Lawlor
    E. Silva
    DHK
    GSP
    Brown
    Hardy

    I'm sure I'm missing someone.

    Hard to argue against this list.
     
  2. ewauksonian

    ewauksonian Blue Belt

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    In terms of name rec, pretty much. But in terms of talent? I would have to say Lightweight. Welterweight is a close second, though. Everything other division is way behind both of them in terms of amount of talent.
     
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    Lightweight.
     
  4. 5H3RD0G

    5H3RD0G Silver Belt

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    LW and FW are ahead due to overall skill level. They have a lot of fighters good at one thing but not dominant with a majority of MMA skills like the LW and FW division. MW is coming up as well but WW is up there to.
     
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    As good as Pettis is, like how he's Bendo's Kryptonite, someone exists to be Pettis's Kryptonite. We have no idea who that is, or if he even exists yet. But someone is going to beat him before he reaches any GSP or Silva status, for better or worse.

    Lightweight as a division is also deep across in the world, not just the UFC, too.
     
  6. ewauksonian

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    FW is only good recently. In terms of amount (the breadth, not the depth) of talent, BW actually has a bit more. It will change, soon, though. At some point, it's talent levels will surpass WW.
     
  7. wlu29

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    Yes it is
     
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    Probably, yeah. Here's a LW list for comparison:

    Pettis
    Melendez
    Henderson
    Grant
    Khabib
    Thomson
    Maynard
    Diaz
    Dos Anjos
    Dunham
    Cerrone
    Tibau
    Varner
    Diego
    Gomi
    Healy
    Miller
    Barboza
    Wiman
    Guillard
    Jury
    Khabilov
    etc.
     
  10. dieknowsore

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    LW / WW / MW make all the other divisions look somewhat pathetic when you think about it.
     
  11. ewauksonian

    ewauksonian Blue Belt

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    MW looked a little drab for awhile, but it's accumulating a lot of good talent in recent years.
     
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    lol hardy? HARDLY
     
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    Yeh. More prominent fighters than any division right now. With the addition of Cormier to LHW it's getting closer though.
     
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    Now who on this list has the newly-minted champion fought? Stange how you can become the GOAT overnight after beating 2 of the top 15 in your division.
     
  16. ArinBerk

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    People are still saying lw however lw lost a considerable amount of its contenders. Maynard, Frankie, Cerrone, Diaz, Miller are all gone and only two new talents have emerged in Khabib and Tj (not a new talent actually but still). Lw is still amongst the best but not the best anymore.

    Fw is the shit, it is the best division imo, followed by a close second in WW div. Fw is filled with killers in Cub, chad, lamas, poirier, kz and has two huge names in Frankie and Jose. I think it will be the top div for the next 2 3 years. And on top of all the talent in UFC, Patricio Pitbull and Pat Curran will hopefully come to Ufc in the next 2 years and both of these guys are in the top 10, and curran is probably in top 4. FW is beyond stacked, best div imo.
     
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    Yes it is.
     
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    Anderson himself has only beaten 4 people on that list.
     
  20. Le Fisticuffs

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    Welterweight is easily the deepest division. LW is a close second, MW is #3.

    Featherweight is pretty stacke too nowadays.
     

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