Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by jiujitsuforever, May 15, 2014.
Barao. God knows if we'll ever see him and Cruz fight at this stage.
i still feel even if you did take away the flyweight wins of both, barao still has a better resume
Barao is on top but i'd say he and Cruz are tied technically till they can settle it as Cruz didn't lose his title it was stripped/vacated.
Torres unfortunately is an anomaly of the three given he actually fell off. Though i think the fact he is considered done with a 41-7 record speaks to his achievement in the division.
Judging by some of the past posts though, i don't understand how guys leaving Bantamweight to fight at a lower weightclass after they were ALL beat by Cruz somehow works as a detriment to him.
If Barao goes to Featherweight, does it affect his legacy as a BW given all his opponents will have been undersized in retrospect? Is that how it works?
no disrespect to cruz, but their opponents are comparable and Barao has a win streak almost twice as long as cruz's career. Also, i think by necessity a 2 year layoff devalues you until you come back and demonstrate that you still have it.
Sure, I think Barao has a better resume as well. But I don't think one could take away from Dominick's resume because some of them fight at flw now. Because they were ranked bantamweights at the time.
beating bums in brazil doesn't mean anything
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Meh, all three of those guys are great. Barao is definitely putting the distance between himself and the two others no doubt about that. But I will say Torres pre-worst cut of all time was really, really good. He lost something when he got knocked out and just never managed to get it back. I think he had one of the fastest declines ever in a fighting sport. Just fell off the face of the earth altogether.
Quick remind me who Cruz is again.
Maybe it's because a lot of his best work was done at FW, but I love how Faber gets ignored in these discussions. Dude was a fucking tank for years and one of the first real stars, and outside of a few title fights he's wrecked everyone. And lets not forget, for all those who think finishes are the most important thing, Faber submitted Cruz in the first fight before being decisioned in the second. Torres is a trailblazer, but he (and Barao) did a lot of their work on the regional circuit before coming up to the big leagues.
That being said, Barao is number 1.
barao, because he knows how to train and not be injured for 2 years.
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