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The top fighters in each weight classes in the history of MMA so far through 2021...

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  1. JustOnce Always learning

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    Korean Zombie is fighting this week....do you think he belongs with the greatests who's ever done it at featherweight division?

    Below is the list of the greatest fighters in each weight class in the history of MMA/UFC through the mid point of 2021...feel free to post yours!

    HW: Fedor, Stipe, Cain, Cormier
    LHW: Jones, Cormier, Shogun, Machida
    MW: Anderson, Israel, Romero, Whitaker
    WW: GSP, Usman
    LW: Khabib, BJ, Gomi, Edgar
    FW: Aldo, Holloway, Conor
    BW: Cruz, Dillsnake
    FLW: MM, Horiguchi
     
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  2. HHJ GOATchazka

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    Yes KZ is one of the best 145ers ever no doubt.
     
  3. Rajon Rondo Can you even see my profile picture? Double Yellow Card

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    Poirier over Gomi, Edgar and Penn
     
  4. JustOnce Always learning

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    Is that you Chris Paul?
     
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  5. JustOnce Always learning

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    I got Ige. I was shocked that he lost to Ortega, and I think Ige got what it takes to beat him but it could go either way

    With that said, what a fucking robbery it was against Barboza
     
  6. JustOnce Always learning

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    I'm not sure what to make of Prime Barao...but does anyone. That EPO dillshaw ruined him
     
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  7. Ironnik94 Silver Belt

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    If we go by ability (or at least put a lot of emphasis upon it) then i'd include Cejudo at 125 and/or at 135 as well.
     
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  8. Brutus....... Orange Belt

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    Werdum should be in the HW list. Ahead of Cormier.
     
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  9. Substance Abuse Plutonium Belt Platinum Member

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    No. I don't.
     
  10. JustOnce Always learning

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    oh yeah completelyl forgot about Cejudo haha

    What a career turnaround it was, though I think MM edged it out
     
  11. Ironnik94 Silver Belt

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    I agree with everything you've said.
    <RomeroSalute>
     
  12. JustOnce Always learning

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    This is a fair point.

    It's an interesting point.

    Cormier technically only lost to Jones and Stipe.

    Werdum has more losses, including to Stipe, but he has wins over Fedor, Cain and Nog, all subs.

    I do think Werdum has a style to smash Cormier too.
     
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  13. JustOnce Always learning

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    Back very early in Cejudo's career, there was talk about him fighting another silver medalist from wrestling, before UFC I think. That never happened.

    I think Cejudo and Askren came into MMA around the same time frame. Ben had better start, but who knew Ben would get really fucked like he did near his end of the career and Cejudo has two belts in two divisions?

    I didn't.
     
  14. Ironnik94 Silver Belt

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    That's MMA for you - so often it's impossible to correctly predict things even if one is informed super well...
     
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    Cormier was good at HW, but just didn’t fight there enough, or against the absolute best.

    Werdum ended Fedor’s invincibility, and wrecked Cain when he was still good, or close to prime. He lost more, but he fought a lot of killers at HW.
     
  16. JustOnce Always learning

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    That's true. But like I said, Cormier only lost to Stipe at heavyweight.

    I think Werdum has a style to beat Cormier too.

    Who knows, that's not an easy one

    Werdum has much better wins for sure, but worse losses.
     
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    What's hilarious is it turns out that Lima never improved his wrestling that much after all these years...after getting mauled by Askren...
     
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    HW: Fedor, Stipe, Nganou,
    LHW: Jones, Rua, Machida, Liddel, Couture,
    MW: Anderson, Israel,
    WW: GSP, Usman, Hughes,
    LW: Khabib, BJ,
    FW: Aldo, Holloway, Olivera,
    BW: Cruz, Triple Cringe,
     
  19. JustOnce Always learning

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    Oh yeah Oliveira is there too. Oliveira is fantastic story man, hope he reigns for years to come, but lightweight is a shark tank unlike when Khabib was a champion
     
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  20. PokerandMMA Black Belt

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    Just to be on the same level as MM where judges think you won is a massive accomplishment. DJ is easily one of the best to ever do it.
     
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