Who are some of the best outside the UFC?

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  1. theincognito

    theincognito Brown Belt

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    Fighters who if signed would be top 10 or close to it from day one. Besides Ben Askren.

    I have not been following worldwide mma for a while and am trying to catch up.
     
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    Will Brooks
    Marlon Moraes
    Liam McGeary
    Daniel Straus
    Bibiano Fernandes

    To name a few
     
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    Vitaly Minakov
    Blagoi Ivanov
    Alexander Volkov
     
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    Will Brooks
    Justine Gaejthe
    Ben Askren
    Marlon Moraes
    Daniel Straus
     
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    Brooks will be in the UFC as soon as that contract runs out
     
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    Will Brooks
    Ben Askren
    Marlon Moraes
    Liam McGeary
    Michael Chandler
    Benson Henderson
    Rampage
    Darrion Caldwell
    Patricio Freire
    Phil Davis
    Andrey Koreshkov
    Douglas Lima
    Lowen Tynanes
     
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    My favorite is Justin Gaethje.
    I'd seriously imagine him having
    a fantastic fight, win or lose,
    against the entire top ten. He
    has the chin and skills to put up
    a good fight with the best.

    I'd love to see a fight between
    him and Chandler. I once
    described my perception of that
    fight as "two down white dudes
    scrapping it out behind a dairy
    queen for a chick with a belly
    button piercing."

     
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    joeyjoejoe Silver Belt

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    Fedor.
     
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  9. JonKunDo

    JonKunDo Postin 25/8

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    Ben Henderson, check him out!

    Gaethje's fun to watch, but he's too wild and gets rocked in like every fight like Joe Warren used to. He'd do ok, but against any of the elite fighters I think he'd get wrecked nine times out of ten.
     
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    Shinya Aoki
    Rousimar Palhares
     
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    qw3rty R.I.P @FrankieNYC

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    C'mon guys! Nobody mentioned Dave Branch?
     
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    Durruti Banned Banned

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    David Branch is crminally underrated and maybe the one who has best chances of doing good against top ten UFC fighters in his division. Better than Askren would in my opinion
     
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    MVP BABY. jaja
     
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    Shiya Aoki
     
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  17. Thesnake101

    Thesnake101 Think about it, it worth it.

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    HW:
    Vitaly Minakov
    Alexander Volkov
    Blagoi Ivanov
    Denis Smoldarev
    Curtis Blaydes
    Tony Johnson
    Cheick Kongo

    LHW:
    Liam McGeary
    Phil Davis
    Rampage Jackson
    King Mo
    Linton Vassell

    MW:
    Mamed Khalidov
    Dave Branch
    Alexander Shlemenko
    Ramazan Emeev
    Vyacheslav Vasilevsky
    Rafael Carvalho
    Melvin Manhoef (Not one of the best but one of the most entertaining)

    WW:
    Ben Askren
    Andrey Koreshkov
    Benson Henderson
    Douglas Lima
    Rousimar Palhares
    Jake Shields
    Jon Fitch
    Michael Page
    Brennan Ward
    Paul Bradley
    Luis Santos

    LW:
    Will Brooks
    Shinya Aoki
    Marcin Held
    Michael Chandler
    Justin Gaethje
    Brian Foster

    FW:
    Daniel Straus
    Patricio Freire
    Daniel Weichel
    Pat Curran
    Georgi Karakhanyan
    Alexandre Almeida
    Lance Palmer
    Goiti Yamauchi
    Bubba Jenkins
    Emmanuel Sanchez

    BW:
    Marlon Moraes
    Bibiano Fernandes
    Marcos Galvao
    Eduardo Dantas
    Darrion Caldwell
    Joe Warren
     
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  18. Meathead Jock

    Meathead Jock WAR ASKREN

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    Great list; i'd add Sapo to the WW list and I think on March 4th Bubba Jenkins will beat Goiti Yamauchi, who you have listed.
     
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  19. Thesnake101

    Thesnake101 Think about it, it worth it.

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    Forgot about Sapo, definitely adding him after what he did to Silva. As for Jenkins, I don't know if he'll get past Goiti but i'll add him and Emmanuel Sanchez as well since they've been doing good.
     
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