Ufc HW division, finally in a good place

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  1. Evangelion

    Evangelion Silver Belt

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    With Reem re-signing, Cain finally out of the title picture and a ton of recent prospect signings.

    Elite heavies
    Champ Werdum
    1 Cain
    2 Stipe
    3 Reem
    4 Rothwell
    5 Arlovski
    6 JDS
    7 Browne

    Fringe elite
    8 Barnett
    9 Hunt
    10 Mir
    11 Big Country

    Young prospects
    Ruslan Magomedov
    Cody East
    Adam Milsted
    Marcin Tybura
    Francis Ngannou
    Bilyal Makhov

    Journeymen
    Gonzaga
    Duffee
    Struve
    Bigfoot
    Derrick Lewis
    Rosholt
     
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  2. Evangelion

    Evangelion Silver Belt

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    That's a pretty deep group of fighters. Certainly far better than at any point in Ufc history.
     
  3. Which Doctor

    Which Doctor The ATT Heel Stable/Faction Belt

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    Needs Fedor, Brock, Jha, Sapp, and JDS to be top-tier.

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    Zuffa needs to want to pay the best what they deserve.
     
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    It won't get truly better until we're in a place where the HW title is reg. defended.

    It has more potential than recent years, that much is true.
     
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    Hans Gercmiov Steel Belt

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    Cain needs to move to metro permanently.
     
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    Max Normal Green Belt

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    As long as the division keeps moving forward I am happy. The HW title picture has been stagnant for the last couple years, for obvious reasons, but things are starting to look bright.
     
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    joeyjoejoe Silver Belt

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    Gonna get more talent when the dehydration ban comes into effect. Well I hope anyway, some big boys at LHW who are just gonna say " fuck it " and move up a weight class.
     
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    johncola Red Belt

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    Is Differ a typo or someone I haven't heard of?
     
  9. Evangelion

    Evangelion Silver Belt

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    Autocorrect, Duffee
     
  10. Sonny Qc

    Sonny Qc Gold Belt

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    Cormier should go back to HW after Bones beat him again, Win the HW belt then loss again to Jones when Jones make the jump to HW ;)
     
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    emog1 Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    almost all those names arent in their prime anymore
    on paper looks good but in reality its a shitty division
     
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    HW is still the old man division, but they are at least consistently signing new talent. Better than the situation we currently have at LHW.
     
  13. Sonny Qc

    Sonny Qc Gold Belt

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    True ... :( everybody is 35+
     
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    johncola Red Belt

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    I prefer most of today's divisions today to the pre-2010 era. However I don't think HW is one of them. I think Cain was better before all the injuries and age, and Cigano was better before the Cain trilogy. And we had Lesnar and Carwin. And everyone was younger. The only good thing is that they're all in the UFC instead of in different promotions.
     
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    Werdum vs. Stipe
    Rothwell vs. JDS
    Reem vs. Browne II
    Mir vs. Hunt
    Cain vs. Arlovski
    Big Country vs. Black Beast
    Bigfoot vs. Mitrione

    Some are official others just stuff I'd like to see but I think these are great fights for the division.
     
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    Agreed. LHW is the division that needs some work
     
  17. cade187

    cade187 I'm not a part of your system.

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    I think it was deeper when the UFC had the 4 man HW Title Tournament. Couture, Brock, Mir, Nog, Arlovski, Cain, JDS, Carwin, Werdum, etc. But the current division is far behind that. The problem right now is most of the names from those two points in time are the same, and a lot of these guys are shadows of their former selves.
     
  18. Tom Taylor

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    There's definitely still room to grow, but this is the best the division has ever been, I agree. It's helped that the UFC has finally clued into the goldmine of talented fighters in Eastern Europe and Russia.
     
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    I know you're joking but Fedor would turn HW into greatness again. Even if he is washed up he can still bring exciting matchs like against Mir, Barnett, Bigfoot, Arlowski, Crocop... Basically put him against any HW and sherdog would explode
     
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    Prospect in the HW division are so rare. Denis Smoldarev might be a good one . (25yrs old) 11-1.
    Face former bellator HW champ Alexander Volkov friday night in M-1 challenge. would be a very good win for him.
     

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