Who will be a champ first?

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  1. RankingMMA

    RankingMMA Green Belt

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    I should probably make this into a poll, but here we go...

    Which one of these fighters do you think will be a UFC champion first?

    Daniel Cormier
    Rory MacDonald
    Gilbert Melendez
    Alexander Gustafsson
    Gray Maynard
    Eddie Alvarez
    Erick Silva
    Johny Hendricks
    Gegard Mousasi
    Chris Weidman
    Hector Lombard
    Alistair Overeem

    I'm going with Daniel Cormier at LHW. I think he has all the tools to beat JBJ.
     
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  2. iNoScopedJFK

    iNoScopedJFK TUF Noob

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    Gilbert Melendez
     
  3. Jagan Eye

    Jagan Eye Purple Belt

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    That's tough but imo I like

    Melendez
    Gus
    Mousasi
    Cormier (depending on what weight class he settles on)


    I was gonna pick Alvarez too but I can't. I like him as a fighter a whole lot but he gets rocked a little too often for his own good. I have a good feeling he's going to Shadfaced one of these days.
     
  4. EmeliankoFan1

    EmeliankoFan1 Red Belt

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    He has the tools to beat both JDS and Jones.
     
  5. Suicide Season

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    Melendez and Gus or Cormier
     
  6. Michaelangelo

    Michaelangelo Okay USA Platinum Member

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    I think Cormier would give JDS a strong fight.
     
  7. CraneKicks

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    I can't see Mousasi ever winning a title. Probably Rory.
     
  8. Senbonzakura

    Senbonzakura Sakuraba Bless

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    Hendricks will be champ first. KO over Ellenberger and then beats either gsp or diaz
     
  9. War209

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    Gilbert Melendez!
     
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    I don't see anyone at LHW, MW or WW beat the champions any time soon. Cormier could be HW champ but I don't favor him over JDS. I think LW is the best bet, and the best LW on that list is Gray Maynard. So Maynard.
     
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    wwedanawhite Black Belt

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    Chris weidman, i think AS is the best fighter ever, but with his age, ande how skilled Weidman is, i'm picking him
     
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    I'm gonna say none of them with the current champions atm.

    Once Jones vacates I can see Gustaffson getting the title if he has the right match up for the belt. I can see Rory or Weidman taking the 185 strap once Silva has retired if the division doesn't get flooded with 205'ers such as Machida following Silva's retirement .
     
  13. 76Knockout

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    Mousasi really?

    Id say Gilbert.
     
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    not listed:
    Overeem
     
  15. RankingMMA

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    Thread now revised!
     
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    I think Pettis could be the lw champ by mid 2013
     
  17. 1punch1KO

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    I'd agree with you but Cormier can't cut weight anymore because of his kidneys. I'd say Overeem only if he fights JDS for the title but imo Cain would beat Overeem
     
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    Overeem.
     
  19. RankingMMA

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    Cormier already said in interviews that he would attempt to cut down to 205 once he moved to the UFC.
     
  20. TheMadHatter

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    overeem is 2 fights away from having the HW belt imo. I don't see any other fighters being closer
     

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