Originally Posted by Bork_Lazer
I dont think we will ever agree, but the way I see it, if you match them up you will see that its hard to make an argument that one is better than the other...
Sonnen = Fitch
Okami <= Kos
Belfort >= Hendricks
Maia >= Hardy
Weidman <= Rory
Can you really argue that these 5 pair ups are not very evenly matched? The difference is, had GSP beaten Kos with a front kick in the first round, would you still think he is as good?
I don't agree with some of your rankings, but even so, I'm not sure why handpicking an arbitrary group of 5 really means much. I'd say you have to look into the depths of the division as well - where does one division keep the talent and where does another drop off.
I would say that much of the depth to WW is pretty new though and it was a shallow division for a couple of years there. It's really picked up recently and I think, subsequently, MW is picking up too.
Good time to be a fan.