Why are people sleeping on LHW division?

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  1. GetSmoked

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    LHW right now is the most exciting division because you have these new talented hungry young bloods in the division.

    You have Dominick Reyes, Johnny Walker and Aleksandar Rakic who all have hype built around them.

    Then you have a great fighter called Klidson Abreu who utterly destroyed Johnny Walker and has a great record. You also have Magomed Ankalaev who is one of the best LHW prospects in the world. Expect these two fighters to be top 5 soon.

    Other honourable mentions Jim Crute, Jordan Johnson, Alonzo Menifield, Darko Stosic, and Kennedy Nzechukwu. All these fighters are fucking talented with great records and moving up the ranks fast. Let's not forget Luke Rockhold is eying on the winner of Thiago Santos and Jan Blachowicz so he could get an immediate title shot with Jon Jones.

    Don't sleep on LHW. The future is clear and all these fighters are a problem for Jon Jones.
     
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  2. Gorkle

    Gorkle Purple Belt

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    Because on Sherdog, we're all 6'5 and 240lbs ripped.

    LHW is full of manlets.
     
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  3. GetSmoked

    GetSmoked Orange Belt

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    99% of Sherdoggers are ignorant manlet basement dwellers with no fighting experience. They're not even a threat to the fly weight division.

    Please contribute to this thread. We don't need to troll on this topic.
     
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  4. LockardTheGOAT

    LockardTheGOAT Sherdog's Intellectual Savior

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    The future looks bright but none of these guys have name/star value to 'em yet. And when you especially consider how head and shoulders Jones is above the rest of the herd, the division seems irrelevant at the moment.
     
  5. Iron Monger

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    First the Jon Jones mutliple fiascos kinda killed the interest in the day. Even if he wins 15 in a row you'd always have to ask yourself if he did it clean or if he cheated. Personally I don't give him the benefit of the doubt. He's juicing. Why follow a division where a cheater is protected by the company and shady USADA & NSAC ?

    Second the prospects you mention are exciting you're right but they just burst into the scene right now. Even last year we had not a single move in the division, it was DC, Gus and nobody else beside them to the point where oezdemir got a shot from a Manuwa KO. It was very shallow.

    It's getting better now so if the prospect can establish themselves and Jon Jones magically loses (I don't think he will because of natural talent + lifetime PEDS pass) the division might become really interesting again.
     
  6. 56in

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    I agree, LHW is building up to be an exciting division again. However, the reason why many yet have to recognise LHW's up and coming fighters might be the following. The talented new guys in the divison have more or less only fought each other or fighters with little or no mainstream reputation. For example, a guy who'll beat an old BJ Penn will gain more wagon momentum than a fighter who beats an extremely talented but unknown fighter.

    Let's keep an eye on the LHW divison. Might blow up soon!

    All the best!
     
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  7. GetSmoked

    GetSmoked Orange Belt

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    Conpiracy theories. Scientists have debunked everything the haters have been saying.

    The truth is Jon Jones is too good and established dominance in his division. All of a sudden he should move up to HW? We've seen time to time that new fighters always come and LHW has the most new and talented guys out of all other divisions in the UFC.
     
  8. Iron Monger

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    Yeah popping two times for banned substances and then getting a 7 years exemption because of "pulsing" is the definition of irreproachable and beyond suspicion. Especially when you're a know coke user and you're enclined to let pregnant ladies you crashed into to die. Sure buddy you're not biased at all.

    And I never spoke about him having to go to heavyweight, wondering if you read my post or responded to an imaginary comment.
     
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  9. chaos_36

    chaos_36 DOOM all capitals no trick spelling.

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    Any division that has a dominant champion normally sees a decline in interest. People like watching others fail for some reason and a dominant champion just seems to make them angry haha. I guess the only anomaly to this rule was when GSP ruled Welterweight but Fedor, Jones, Anderson, Aldo and Mighty Mouse all received a lot of flack during their tenures as champions.
     
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    Spacetrucker Blue Belt

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    Thank you for the energetic synopsis, Dana.
     
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  11. GetSmoked

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    You said USADA are protecting him as if he is allowed to cheat when they busted him twice? You're a coniracy theorist. I can't take you haters seriously.
     
  12. Rum

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    The pure physics of 220lb dudes wailing on each other means it's always going to have some fun fights, but as a talent pool it's naturally shallow as fuck simply due to the fact the average athletic American/Brazilian man is about 170lbs.

    145, 155 and 170 will always be more beast-rich.

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    LHW is one of the weakest divisions right now.
     
  14. Ideanudge

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    I agree, these prospects will make LHW great again. They will destroy the aging top bums. Just look how good and hungry Reyes Walker and Alanzo look. Jones will be beat by one if not all of them.
     
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  15. Congo66

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    The best thing that could happen to LHW would be for it to be scrapped and merged with HW and allow fighters over 265 in too.
    It might make one half decent division. It still wouldn't be as good at LW or WW but it'd be a lot better than HW or LHW are now.
     
  16. LetThemBleed

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    Fuck that's optimistic. Jones isn't going to get beaten by anybody at LHW any time soon. He's his own toughest opponent. If the man didn't cheat and do stupid shit outside of the ring he'd be right up there in the GOAT conversations. If he pops one more time surely even his remaining fans will lose interest.
     
  17. Ideanudge

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    Jones didn't face competition like this new breed yet, he was mostly dispatching short old brazilians. Time will tell I guess.
     
  18. LetThemBleed

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    What you think any of the new breed are ready now though? I like Johnny Walker for example, exciting fighter but pit him against Jones at 235 and he'd get crushed. Ditto Rakic and Reyes at this stage. Not saying it won't happen but think there all at least 1-2 years away from being a genuine threat, and based on Jones' past he's likely to do something fucking stupid and cop a ban in the interim.
     
  19. Iron Monger

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    Busted THREE TIMES and still allowed to compete after serving the MINIMUM punishment possible PR-wise while he should be banned 4 years at least. No
    preferential treatment at all here yeah <BC1>
     
  20. SuperNerd

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    Even TS knows it's not interesting right now. He's selling tomorrow's 205
     

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