Which division is more stacked: FW vs LW

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  1. rl4090526

    rl4090526 Purple Belt

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    Champion : Rafael dos Anjos
    1 Anthony Pettis
    2 Donald Cerrone
    3 Khabib Nurmagomedov
    4 Eddie Alvarez
    5 Michael Johnson
    6 Edson Barboza
    7 Tony Ferguson
    8 Beneil Dariush
    9 Al Iaquinta
    10 Bobby Green
    11 Dustin Poirier
    12 Nate Diaz

    *note:
    -Benson, Jury and Masvidal are officially competing in other divisions so I've taken them off the current official UFC LW rankings.

    Champion : Jose Aldo
    1 Conor McGregor (Interim Champion)
    2 Frankie Edgar
    3 Chad Mendes
    4 Ricardo Lamas
    5 Max Holloway
    6 Cub Swanson
    7 Charles Oliveira
    8 Jeremy Stephens
    9 Dennis Bermudez
    10 Nik Lentz
    11 Clay Guida
    12 Hacran Dias
    13 Tatsuya Kawajiri
    14 Darren Elkins
    15 Dennis Siver

    *note:
    -#8 LW Myles Jury is officially competing as FW according to his Twitter account
    -Former #6 FW Korean Zombie will be back after completing his national duty in 2016
    -#2 BW Renan Barao may be moving up to FW after being dominated in 2 straight title shots
     
  2. RowdyP4PGOAT

    RowdyP4PGOAT Banned Banned

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    Top 5 vs top 5 featherweight is better but in terms of depth lightweight hands down
     
  3. ConradMcgilcuty

    ConradMcgilcuty Purple Belt

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    fw is still top heavy, id give it a few years. Lw is always going to be a shark tank.
     
  4. Featherweight is really starting to heat up, but I still give it to lightweight.
     
  5. LW by far. Just mix up the names and you have a good headliners. With fw you get some weak cards in there.

    Honestly though, still think WW has the most talent. Just missing Askren.
     
  6. legkicktko

    legkicktko Only the Strong Survive

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    LW wins for me. Such crazy skill sets
     
  7. Lucifer Alpha

    Lucifer Alpha The Catastrophe

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    FW via Guida owning the top 2 at LW.
     
  8. linvillegorge

    linvillegorge Silver Belt

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    LW, but FW has a lot of talent too.

    Honestly, the majority of the talent in MMA is in the FW, LW, and WW divisions and it makes sense. Most guys would fit into one of those three divisions if they were in fighting shape and they're still too small to be of interest to the major team sports unless they're complete freaks.

    I'd be a LW myself if I was a fighter. I've met numerous fighters and in terms of size and body type, Matt Wiman is a near mirror image of me when I'm in shape.
     
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    ArtemV Gold Belt

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    How is Johnson, Green and Ferguson in the top 10? Is Josh Thompson really that big of a win? He was a champion 6 years ago and has looked really bad since.
     
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    613 Gold Belt

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    FW probably has the best top 5 in any weight class, but LW (and WW) have the most depth. All around i would give it to LW
     
  11. MadHouse

    MadHouse Black Belt

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    LW by far Edgar and Mendes are the only notable high threats at FW
     
  12. Gonischua

    Gonischua Blue Belt

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    It's close but lightweight is a bit deeper
     
  13. Agnawedbone

    Agnawedbone Red Belt

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    Fw has a much stronger top ten and that before the new additions find their place. It gets murkier after that. A lot of people mistake LW not having a dominate Champ as meaning it's deeper but it doesn't just like it didn't a lhw before jones came along. Aldo likely beats whoever is LW champ if only the ufc let him and FW seems to be working overtime to catch up to his level of greatness.
     
  14. chickenlip

    chickenlip Navy blue belt

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    I'll always say that LW is the best division but FW is looking really good these days. Kind of off topic but I think that RDA would easily beat McGregor and probably beat Aldo
     
  15. rl4090526

    rl4090526 Purple Belt

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    rda beats aldo and mcg?

    We have very different views it seems... I think Top 4 fw all beats rda.
     
  16. Evangelion

    Evangelion Silver Belt

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    You do realize they have more than one career win apiece. also Johnson never even fought Josh.

    What's crazy is both divisions have great fighters from 20-40
     

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