Updated rating of current and past MMA fighters based on comparisons with the all time greats

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  1. emax

    emax Black Belt

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    On a 1-10 scale, with 1 being regional scrubs fresh out of factory jobs and 10 being the Anderson/Jon Jones/GSP/Fedor level of fighting, where do you rate the following current and past title contenders, in terms of overall capabilities, when they are fighting at their absolute peak?

    Dillashaw

    Mighty Mouse

    Garbrandt

    Cejudo

    McGregor

    Khabib

    Cruz

    Cormier

    Miocic

    Max Holloway

    Brian Ortega

    Frankie Edgar

    Robert Whittaker

    Gilbert Melendez

    Benson Henderson

    Bj Penn

    Nate Diaz

    Tyrone Woodley

    Wonderboy Thompson
     

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    AimedWithV Wound in the Force

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    Can you make an Excel sheet and upload it? With the ranking scale on scroll down in separate column.
    Thank you
     
  3. emax

    emax Black Belt

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    Even if you aren't prepared to give a rating for all of them, even just a select set of them would be interesting to see here. Even just 4-5 or so.
     
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    AimedWithV Wound in the Force

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    I'll do it later, pinky promise!
     
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    Dillashaw - 9

    Mighty Mouse - 5

    Garbrandt - 7

    Cejudo - 6

    McGregor - 8

    Khabib - 9

    Cruz - 9

    Cormier - 10

    Miocic - 5

    Max Holloway - 9

    Brian Ortega - 7

    Frankie Edgar - 7.5

    Robert Whittaker - 7

    Gilbert Melendez - 7

    Benson Henderson - 7

    Bj Penn - 9,000,000,000,000,000

    Nate Diaz - 6

    Tyrone Woodley - 7

    Wonderboy Thompson - 7
     
  6. ScarfaceJr

    ScarfaceJr All praise honor & glory to the most High

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    No Aldo included with the ATG's?

    fuck yourself ts
     
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    Tree fiddy.
     
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  8. emax

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    Now my curiosity is piqued. Is rating JB Penn that high just trolling or do you really think he was that masterful at his peak?
     
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    Well, Motivated BJ Penn was a complete animal who not only bothered to train but he trained like a demon.

    The results were pretty insane. I firmly believe that BJ could beat anyone, at any time at any weight class.
     
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    Well, Motivated BJ Penn was a complete animal who not only bothered to train but he trained like a demon.

    The results were pretty insane. I firmly believe that BJ could beat anyone, at any time at any weight class.
     
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    number 9 Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    Yea thats weird

    Even if you're not a fan of his you can't deny him as one of the ATG's
     
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    I could understand feeling that way about 2007-2009 BJ Penn. I'm not 100 % sure I agree but yes, MMA audiences do tend to forget just how obscene a wrecker he was back then.
     
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    In term of fight abilities/capabilities and not in term of resume?
    Here it goes:

    Dillashaw - 10 He's just a beast, all right. One of the most elusive fight ever. His footwork and head movement both look akward, but goddamn it works.

    Mighty Mouse - 10 Can do it all, and can do it fast!

    Garbrandt - 8 He can it, and he has some of the fastest hands I ever seen in MMA. But his fighting IQ is low.

    Cejudo - 7

    McGregor - 8 If it wasn't on the fact that I don't really know what he can do on the ground, it would be a 10, because in my opinion, only GSP is better at timing his attacks. McGregor is a machine.

    Khabib - 8 Can't give more because his stand-up is ok, but not that great.

    Cruz - 9 One of the most intelligent fighter, the only one that can be argue as equally elusive as Dillashaw.

    Cormier - 9

    Miocic - 7 Great game for a HW, but it doesn't compare to the others

    Max Holloway - 8

    Brian Ortega -8

    Frankie Edgar - 8 He has the same weapons as GSP, without being as elusive, and without the great timing

    Robert Whittaker - 8/9 Can't decide. But he's a beast.

    Gilbert Melendez - 7 He's game, but he wasn't talented enough to be a champion in the UFC

    Benson Henderson - 8 GSP Lite, without the striking

    Bj Penn - 8 Was able to do it all, but he was way too cocky, and honestly, his fighting IQ wasn't all that great, in retrospect.

    Nate Diaz - 7 Again, not that great of fighting IQ, at least, when compared to the greats.

    Tyrone Woodley - 8 Don't know engouh about his ground game to give him more, but he's like a better Johnny Hendricks (minus the steroids)

    Wonderboy Thompson - ? I don't know. In theory he should be able to do what McGregor is capable of, but he don't seems to be able to put it together.
     

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