The HW Division's Delicate State

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  1. Sakurabas Ear

    Sakurabas Ear Brown Belt

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    Does anyone remember when HW had plenty of clearly worthy contenders? With JDS down, it would seem the future of HW rides on Werdum and Reem seeing as DC won't fight Cain when he gets here. Barnett, Arlovski(maybe), Kharnitonov(maybe, provided he gets in the UFC), Duffman if he keeps winning. Of course for the here and now we don't even have that much and I don't think any of those guys outside of DC(who might go to LHW), Reem and Werdum could beat JDS or Cain (Kharnitov can't handle good wrestlers and JDS is pretty much his faster counterpart, AA would get KO'd, Barnett would have a chance but I wouldn't favor him.)
     
  2. NicholasJBasile

    NicholasJBasile Nor-Cal Fighting Alliance punching bag

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    Bro -- did you see how ripped Duffee was? He lifts and therefore will likely rule the division...
     
  3. Cabrin

    Cabrin Green Belt

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    the hw division is stacked now more than ever, and all those fighters you mention in your ilogical rant are amazing
     
  4. dukecityabq

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    The UFC really needs to add Barnett.
     
  5. elzar

    elzar Red Belt

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    once they fold sf in, there's barnett, cormier, +jds, + overeem, + cain, + mir, +werdum, + jones (we hope), + whoever else
     
  6. Brokenpromise

    Brokenpromise Blue Belt

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    The heavyweight division has plenty of contenders.
    Actually I think the number of fighters on UFC roster is so big pretty quick expect major shifts in weight classes next year.
    To stay marketable your going to see lots of fighters change classes to survive Cuts (Elimination).
    JDS is one man and evidently has holes in his game. Im not worried at all. Joe Silva has this shit covered.
    Hell Jds could make 205.....
     
  7. rampageSmackson

    rampageSmackson Orange Belt

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    I think it's riding A LOT on the inevitable Reem destruction of Bigfoot...if Bigfoot pulls off another miracle watch out Heavyweight division ill be more interested in the woman's division
     
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    Man I hope Barnett and ZUFFA can come to terms on a good deal.
     
  9. BOW DOWN 13

    BOW DOWN 13 Yellow Belt

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    Cain via total complete domination
    And still
     
  10. BROWNPRIDE

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    no of those guys will beat cain enless hes not healthy the reem or werdum dont stand a chance
     
  11. VulcanNervPinch

    VulcanNervPinch Silver Belt

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    Yeah, there's plenty of talent and guys that you can make good fights with, but the number of legit challengers for the belt is pretty small.

    Really 3-5, tops. And one won't fight Cain and two are major drug test risks.
     
  12. JKS

    JKS 77+&--#rT....

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    HW is not good right now....last night showed the best of the best looking pretty bad on both ends. One looked ok at best......the other looked aweful. I think Overeem is overated and will disapointe. Not sure about the rest
     
  13. Lead

    Lead /Led/ Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Gosh, another thread acting like HW is weaker now than ever when its really the complete opposite.

    Cain is champ now and he still gets to fight, JDS III, Overeem/Big Foot winner, Werdum v. Big Nog winner (if Werdum wins), Cormier, maybe Jones.

    There is a long line buddy.
     
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    I agree. The HW division has a lot of great fighters at present.
     
  15. rampageSmackson

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    Why do you say Overeem doesn't stand a chance?
     
  16. TheComebackKid

    TheComebackKid Titanium Belt

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    Right now you have Cain, JDS, Reem, Werdum, and DC that make up the hw title picture.

    Show me another division with a better top 5...
     
  17. Lead

    Lead /Led/ Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    It has never been this unified in history either. We don't have Pride or Strikeforce dividing the rosters up. Now it is all about who can win the best with all the best guys under one roof. It is fitting this is the time the Linear belt comes back to the UFC.
     
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    Lead /Led/ Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Thanks for the info Brown Pride
     
  19. rampageSmackson

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    Henderson, Melendez, Diaz, Cerrone, Pettis, Miller, Maynard
     
  20. Lead

    Lead /Led/ Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Yea, since the last thing they need is him getting stripped of the title for steriods again. The only difference this time is he wouldn't make it to a title shot.
     

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