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Who are the second greatest fighter in each division.

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  1. Sonny Qc 86,425 Likes

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    The GOAT's for each division is pretty much well established by now.

    Who are the number 2 tho?

    HW
    Goat = Fedor
    #2 ?
    Big Nog, Stipe, Werdum ?

    LHW
    Goat = JBJ
    #2 ?
    DC, Liddell, Shogun, Wandy ?

    MW
    Goat = Anderson Silva
    #2 ?
    Weidman, Mousasi, Bustamante, Hendo

    WW
    Goat = GSP
    #2 ?
    Hughes, Usman, Woodley, Miletich, Shields

    LW
    Goat = Khabib
    #2 ?
    Penn, Alvarez, Gomi, Edgar, Aoki

    FW
    Goat = Aldo
    #2 ?
    Max, Faber, Hioki, Volk

    Discuss
     
  2. NoBiasJustMMA Steel Belt

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    Big Nog
    Wanderlei
    Hendo
    Hughes
    Penn(just for the thread but I don't believe Khabib is number 1 yet but close)
    Holloway
     
  3. Sonny Qc 86,425 Likes

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    same, but tired of defending this here.
     
  4. Duck Dodgers Purple Belt

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    Nog
    Shogun
    Franklin
    Hughes
    Penn (could be #1 over Khabib)
    Holloway
    TJuice (Cruz is #1)
    Benavidez (MM is #1)
     
  5. Talon81 Brown Belt

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    Good thread TS, good picks on the GOATS (MOSTLY established) and for the most part on 2nd place contenders.

    Stipe
    too close between a few
    Weidman
    Hughes
    Ferguson
    Holloway

    I may have some recency bias going on.
     
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  6. EYEKICKFACES Brown Belt

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    LW - Khabib #2 just behind Conor. He's close though. A few more wins and he might overtake him.
     
  7. Talon81 Brown Belt

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    Conor has 1 win there.
     
  8. Naught2Sixty Red Belt

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    Hmmm. Make it so we can't argue with your #1 GOAT picks. I see what you did OP.

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  9. Talon81 Brown Belt

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    I think the only one that is seriously debatable is LW, unless you count out Jones for PED's, or are a UFC shill enough to count out Fedor.
     
  10. EYEKICKFACES Brown Belt

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    Makes it even more impressive that he's the GOAT of the division.
     
  11. Sonny Qc 86,425 Likes

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    Conor is 1-1 at LW

    And he would be #1 in front of the guy he lost against?

    Make sense

    (not)
     
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    Almost as impressive as me being the GOAT at HW despite not being a HW and having no professional fights.
     
  13. EYEKICKFACES Brown Belt

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    Did you put Volk over Conor McGoat at FW?
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    He got a W's Vs 9 former UFC HW champ so....
     
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    I think those were merely suggestions, not necessarily his rankings or only options.
     
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    The guy is clearly a troll or total MMA noob. Wasn't really worth the time.
     
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    HW - Werdum. people forget how good he looked in his title run and he holds wins over Fedor and Cain. (I'd make an argument for #1 too)
    LHW - DC, the man has beat absolute killers and looks great doing it. Wandy had a longer run but had some cans sprinkled in there (I'd vote DC #1 because he's never been caught juicing in his prime)
    MW- Weidman? just for beating Silva? his career after that was underwhelming. But he also broke Munhoz and Silva's wills to fight. Nobody has really established themselves as a #2 GOAT yet.
    WW- Hughes or Woodley (Woodley faced tougher competition but they were one dimensional so for me it's a coin toss)
    LW - Tony/Khabib - Whoever loses, Both guys are showing dominance in LW for longer than we've ever seen and fighting legit LW contenders

    FW- Max, busted up Aldo and had a crazy run to the title. (only other guy who's established himself, Volk is close to closing that gap)
    BW- Barao, The guy was unstoppable before he ran into TJ, who has gotten suspended during his prime. (otherwise #2 would've been TJ) (Cruz #1)
    FLW- Benevidez (MM at #1)
     
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    HW has no clear cut choice, but Miocic has some big wins, and could still have more in the future.
    LHW: My heart says Liddell because he was the 1st fighter I really rooted for, but Wandy went several years in PRIDE as champion, plus twice beat Rampage who beat Chuck twice.
    MW: Henderson is my pick here, but my 2nd pick would be Michael Bisping. 2nd most wins in UFC history and a champion!
    WW: Matt Hughes was a dominating champion with wins over prime BJ and fast rising GSP.
    LW: Nobody stands out out here, but Frankie Edgar has been good a long time. I can't remember when BJ was good anymore.
    FW: I have to go with Holloway. Two wins over Aldo might make HIM the division's alltime great and put Aldo second.
     
  19. Melas Chasma Silver Belt

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    Franklin is not ahead of Weidman, Rockhold, Mousasi, Henderson or even Bisping.
     
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    Divisions are unnecessary.

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