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Which of this fighters would you give an immediate title shot?

Discussion in 'The Lightweights' started by Meathead Jock, May 15, 2014.

  1. Meathead Jock WAR ASKREN

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    if they cut to one weight class below them.

    TJ Dillashaw/ Michael Mcdonald Vs Mighty Mouse

    Cub Swanson/Ricardo Lamas vs Renan Barao

    Josh Thomson/Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Jose Aldo

    Tyron Woodley/Carlos Condit vs Anthony Pettis

    Vitor Belfort/Jacare Souza vs Johnny Hendricks

    Glover Teixeira/Rumble Johnson vs Chris Weidman

    JDS/ Travis Brown vs Jon Jones



    Also, if all of the above fighters first took a fight vs a scrub at the weight class below them to show that they could make the weight cut and still be healthy, followed by beating a former legend who is ranked in the lower half of the top 10 of their new weight class would that change your opinion? Do any of the above have the current champ have a rematch with a fighter you'd rather see than the weight dropping challenger?
     
  2. neovolrath Orange Belt

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    Cigano vs bones ALL DAY
     
  3. Kirin Death Operator Platinum Member

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    The only one of those fights that's realistic is mayday vs johnson. He says that he actually walks around at lower than 135 and works his way up as he approaches fight night.
     
  4. Sosua Yeah nah

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    Only JDS, although these are hypothetical in the extreme.

    Woodley at LW? lol
     
  5. daemusvladornu Green Belt

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    Belfort if he could ever get down that far. And woodley
     
  6. IngaVovchanchyn Titanium Belt Platinum Member

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    None of them. The closest would be JDS.
     
  7. Inverse Ginger Belt Senior Moderator

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  8. Kalmah Gold Belt

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    TJ Dillashaw
    Ricardo Lamas
    Khabib Nurmagomedov
    Tyron Woodley
    Vitor Belfort
    Rumble Johnson
    JDS

    For obvious reasons.
     
  9. Meathead Jock WAR ASKREN

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    Ha of course is it hypothetical to the extreme, i'm just trying to get a feel if all these people who say Cormier isn't most worthy of the title fight after the Hendo win would feel the same about other fighters with similar rankings. I get the feeling it has to do with people just not liking him, so I wanted to see if they were open to other fighters getting a chance to "jump the line".
     
  10. Meathead Jock WAR ASKREN

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    Wasteland in less than 5 minutes, come on, it took me longer than that to type the original post up! :icon_cry2
     
  11. Sosua Yeah nah

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    Cormier totally will be after beating Hendo, it's bad luck Shad pulled out as he would have after beating him.
     
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    JDS vs Jones
     
  13. Xhizors Purple Belt

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    Benavidez
     
  14. Canned Tuna Silver Belt

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    Most of the guys on your list have wins against top five opponents. I think all have top ten wins. There lies a key difference between them and cormier. Therefore, your thread fails.
     

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