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There is no bantamweight goat.

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  1. JustOnce

    JustOnce Always learning

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    I remember when there wasn't even a lightweight division in the UFC. The bantamweight divisions haven't really been around long enough. I mean, greatest of all time is really subjective and all, and I'm sure all time could mean whatever have happened to this point, but there should have been at least somewhat significant amount of time that it existed.

    For example, Dominick Cruz have 13 bantamweight fights to his resume. How can someone be a greatest of all time in your weight class with 13 fights? On the other hand, TJ have been competing in bantamweight division, I think since the beginning of his career. But, TJ also has three losses, and one of which happens to come at the hands of the aforementioned guy. Can you compete in a division for 8 years, with three losses, one of which was the guy who have 13 fights in his career, and still be the greatest of all time?

    At the end of the day, it would be hard to pick TJ over Cruz when Cruz beat him after coming off a long lay off, or Cruz over Cody when Cody convincingly beat the guy, while he wasn't coming off a lay off.
     
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  2. 20falarVerdades

    20falarVerdades Silver Belt

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    Cruz is the best for now but certainly no Anderson Silva
     
  3. wilKO

    wilKO Green, White & Gold belt

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    Well technically someone can be GOAT in a weight class with just 1 fight if it's a brand new weight class and there has only been 1 fight.

    BW seems to be like LW. No clear cut GOAT yet. I'd have Cruz number 1 until TJ does a bit more. But it's arguable.
     
  4. Substance Abuse

    Substance Abuse Plutonium Belt Platinum Member

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    It's a young division but he's easily the BW Goat. Imagine if he never got hurt all those times? He still came back and reclaimed his belt despite all the setbacks.

    Put some respect on his name, damn it.
     
  5. mayorcrazyeyes

    mayorcrazyeyes MuralEdmond Ali

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    Cruz is GOAT. Get over it.
     
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  6. Fahcough

    Fahcough Black Belt

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    Cruise said he beat off TJ on his couch
     
  7. Substance Abuse

    Substance Abuse Plutonium Belt Platinum Member

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    He should've been taking shots in cabo before beating someone's ass. Maybe he'd get more respect.
     
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    ConditFan Brown Belt

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    Cruz still has the resume so he's the BW goat

    TJ is imo the BEST bw to date skill wise
     
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  9. chaos_36

    chaos_36 DOOM all capitals no trick spelling.

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    Put some respect on this man's name. He was the O.G Goat of Bantamweight.
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  10. DarkneT

    DarkneT Jessica ‘all natural’ Andrade Platinum Member

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    Shall we bump this thread in 15 years when we have the answer bro
     
  11. Filthy Phil

    Filthy Phil Blue Belt

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    TJ is getting there. If he knocks out Cruz he'll definitely be there
     
  12. waldywaldy

    waldywaldy lol motherfuckers

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    Mondo Freaks Green Gucci Suit Platinum Member

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    He is BW GOAT and a top 5 ATG.
     
  14. ChangeIsComing

    ChangeIsComing Black Belt

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    1. Cruz
    2. Faber
    3. TJ
    4. Barao

    Best to date based on accomplishments, really hard to argue this list and anyone that thinks Faber isn't number 2 has not been a fan of mma for long....his run in wec was amazing.
     
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  15. Skylako

    Skylako Brown Belt

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    You absolutely can put Cruz over Cody in the GOAT conversation
     
  16. SKITZADACTYL

    SKITZADACTYL Gold Belt

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    yeah too bad that's wrong.


    it's cruz.
     
  17. Bogeyman

    Bogeyman Electrical Cord Belt

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    It's close between Barao and Cruz but I'd have to go with Cruz.
     

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