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Where do you put Ferguson and Poirier in the all time greats LW rankings ?

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  1. Hazuki Ryo Purple Belt

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    I personnally have

    Khabib
    BJ Penn
    Dustin
    Tony
    Bendo

    I think some have forgotten how great he was and that he can easily considered top 5 all time at LW
     
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    Personally I have.

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    Why? Becase he spits HOT FIRE!
     
  3. Kvothe_the_kingkiller Brown Belt

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    MMA or UFC?

    I think Alvarez is higher than both, across MMA. And Gomi.

    Many think Bendo is higher in just UFC. Some have Edgar, though his greatness wasn't limited to LW so that's makes a tougher criteria.

    So....my answer: probably top 10. Definitely top 10 if limiting to UFC only.

    Dustin is seriously making inroads into an all time great though. A few more wins and a title, and he's probably top 3 in most everyone's mind.
     
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    1. Conor
    2. BJ Penn
    3. Frankie Edgar
    4. Khabib
    5. Kevin Lee
    6. Dustin Poirier
    7. Sean Sherk
    8. Tony Ferguson
     
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  5. Eric Silva 2.0 Brown Belt

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    You forgot Gabe Reudiger
     
  6. blastoff Banned Banned

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    Imagine putting BJ Penn ahead of Poirier

    Lmfao

    BJ doesn't even belong ahead of Alvarez, Henderson, Edgar, or RDA

    1. Khabib
    2. Dustin
    3. Benson
    4. Eddie
    5. Frankie
    6. Tony
    7. RDA
    8. BJ
     
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  7. JonJonesNeedle Purple Belt

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    I'd say Khabib and BJ are above them for sure.

    Dustin and Tony are in the same tier as the other LW greats like Eddie/RDA/Gomi/Benson etc, however they can get above them and reach the same status as Khabib/BJ if they can win the title and maybe have a solid defense. Practically impossible for Tony at this point, but 100% doable for Dustin, who is only 32 years old and is fighting for the title within the year.

    Just look at Dustin's resume of killers and tell me he's not a top 3 LW of all time (once he wins the belt)
     
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  8. Taric Gold Belt

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    Dustin and Tony have never been the #1 LW in their entire careers. That's just a statement of fact.

    Shinya Aoki is more accomplished than those two. Pettis. RDA... dozens of guys
     
  9. JoeRowe Green Belt

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    Its easy to shit on Tony now that he's old & washed but he won 15 of 16 in the UFC, 18 of 19 if you count his finishes on TUF. That is absolutely absurd to do in the most historically talented & deepeat division!

    The problem is, 155 lbs has about 12 "top-5" guys all-time. Prime Tony is definitely among the 2-12 that are all looking up at Khabib though.
     
  10. blastoff Banned Banned

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    Aoki is a bum mate

    His entire resume is D level cans + green Eddie who smashed him in the rematch
     
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    Nice list, but Benson is too high imo. You have to take into consideration how dominant his wins were as well. Drop Benson down below RDA and I agree with the list.

    Dustin is 100% at number 2, and it's not just recency bias. His resume is insane, despite not winning the best (has an interim, though can obviously still win the undisputed and cement his #2 position).
     
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    Yeah you're right

    Benson's dodgy split decisions should be a factor
     
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  13. Smelloflove ‏‏‎ ‎ Platinum Member

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    If Dustin gets past Charlie Olives, I have him at number 2 LW of all time
     
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    1. Khabibi
    2. Penn
    3. Gomi
    4. Edgar
    5. Ferguson
    6. Poirier
    7. Bendo
    8. Alvarez
    9. RDA
    10. Melendez
    11. Aoki

    Between Tony and Dustin they fought at the same time. Tony was seen as better for longer. The unbeaten run.
     
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    Benson is Exhibit A in the "Judges just give the round to whoever looks more serious/mad"
    Dude would go 8/72 in strikes, 0/3 on Tds and get fucking headkicked and still win a round. Insanity.
     
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    Edgar>>>Penn.
     
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  18. Taric Gold Belt

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    "green" Alvarez was a 5 year veteran with a 15-1 record and the #2 ranked LW in the world.

    Please stop.
     
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    If you have bj or gomi ahead of them or Eddie/rda your list is invalid. The opponents these two have faced are far superior and accomplished champions in multiple orgs. You can argue pettis > gomi/bj as well since he beat multiple top 3 LWs during his time.
     
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    Aoki beats Eddie "Green"
    Eddie beats over-the-hill Aoki "Destroyed him in his prime m8"

    Everytime.
     

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