who is the single best fighter outside of UFC?

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  1. LHWBelt

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    I don't think he's technically the best, you could probably go DJ or Lima or something, but if I had to pick one to come to the UFC it'd be Bader. Bader v. DC/Stipe 3 winner would be a great fight. I think he has potential to beat either.
     
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    Horiguchi, easily.
     
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    cookdaddy OG of OG's

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    I like this pick. He is still very raw but holy shit his potential is very high.
     
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    cookdaddy OG of OG's

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    Great picks. What a time to be a fan of MMA. Easily the most elite fighters outside the UFC our sport has ever seen. Very healthy for the sport and is only going to improve.
     
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    Being a PRIDE FC fan, Shinya Aoki & Mousasi.
     
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  6. pankrat

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    Since Strikeforce days rather
     
  7. pankrat

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    Has a case but not easily when has just lost to Asakura and DJ is out there
     
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    Its Mighty Mouse, Patricio, Bader, Lima
     
  9. Yosuke

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    You are right, but a Horiguchi in top form has to be taken into consideration. He was already injured and overworked vs Kai and DJ might be the best ever.
     
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    I think it is Bader. He could be top 5 in both current UFC LHW and HW but not the champ.
     
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    To be fair Kyoji is fighting in a higherweight class than he should be - and yeah, he got caught by Asakura, but he at least beat the guy who beat Asakura so some MMA math takes the sting off until he can avenge his loss.

    It's hard to really convey just how much smaller Kyoji is compared to real bantamweights, it looks weird as hell when him and his opponents are standing.
     
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    No love for Aung Sang?
    Mans just beat the shit out of HW Vera.
     
  16. lukeuidswords

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    Patricio and Horiguchi
     
  17. RDUBYA

    RDUBYA an oldie but a goodie

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    Where's my Strabanimal army at??

    lol jks
     
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    Demetrious Johnson

    Patricio, Bader, and Horiguchi are all good choices though.
     
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    Askren used to be in these discussions. He was better but time catches us all.
     
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    Do you think it was matter of age that he failed recently?
     
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