Originally Posted by optimusjoel
I think clearly its Penn, but attainable for some one to eclipse what he has done in the division. But when you factor everything he's done, I don't think there will ever be another lw to win the ww title.
I can deffinetly agree that no other LW will win the WW title, I dont know If im sold of Penn being the Goat though.
Originally Posted by Flynnja
I find no one stands out as of yet. Might have a more definitive answer in 5 years. Gomi's my fave, but I wouldn't classify him as the GOAT either. Just way too soon to dub Frankie or Bendo as it either. Penn was never consistent, can't really say he is either. And Florian lost every title fight he was in.
I got no answer for this one.
It is a tricky question, one that you think should be easily answered or atleast have a couple good options for. But the fact is out of the 10-12 or however many years the LW division has been around, its still left us with this question.
Originally Posted by mmawolverine
its bj or bust, if edgar had gotten the nod in the bendo rematch like he should have id say it was close, everyone else is way behind, these are true 155lb kings not dehydraters
im predicting nate takes the belt from bendo and keeps it a really long time
I went against the grain and said Frankie, If he would've beat Bendo then I think it'd be a solid case. Its an absolute cluster-fuck considering Edgar>Penn and Bendo>Edgar but Bendo cant be Goat just as of yet.
Is Bendo technically the better fighter as of right now? Absolutley. But I look at beating Bj Penn at LW very highly, Ill admit that right now.
I think if you compare BJs and Frankies "Noteable Wins" side by side in the order they happened and compare each opponent, Frankie got him.
Sean Sherk imo was higher ranked when Edgar fought him, compared to Joe Stevenson when Bj fought him. Sherk was the champ, lost to Penn, got a big win over Tyson Griffin then lost to Edgar. Joe Stevenson got his shot at Penn by beating Guillard and Pellegrino.
Bj Penn was easily ranked higher when Edgar beat him twice then Sean Sherk and Kenny Florian were when Penn beat them.
And Gray has been a top LW for years, and got his shot by beating Jim Miller, Roger Huerta, Nate Diaz and Kenny Florian when Edgar beat him. While Sanchez got his shot at Penn by beating Joe Stevenson and Clay Guida only.
Its definetly a fucked up situation, If Bendo can get a win or two more over a top 5er then I say hes right in the mix...But Tbh I cant see Bendo beating Nate and then beating Gray.
None of the above. there is no GOAT as of yet.
Do you think its because the division hasnt had enough time to grow? Or was it just the recent outcomes? Because the division has been around for a damn long time, and If Jon Jones can make a case for GOAT after three top 5 fights, why cant anyone else?