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  • 04-03-2013, 03:19 PM
    JPeezy
    I think WW always has been and will be one of the most competitive and stacked division because it is probably the division that most closely resembles the size of the average man. There will always be a large talent pool in that weight class.
  • 04-03-2013, 12:34 PM
    kalebarker
    Maia has looked beastly at WW. I wouldn't count him out against anyone.
  • 04-03-2013, 09:30 AM
    TBEAR
    Quote Originally Posted by Iron Triangle View Post
    Bruv Maia is my favorite WW fighter and I can tell you he has no chance of beating GSP. If they did rumble I can save my money and re-watch Rush'es victories over Koscheck amd Shields. Five, boring, rounds of jab & Jog.
    No chance--really? Did you see Maia vs Fitch? Fitch is lucky he has prob one of the best RNC Def in the MMA. GSP is a great fighter no doubt about it, but Maia can sub GSP. Maia has a chance to beat GSP.
  • 04-02-2013, 11:06 PM
    dbader08
    I think WW has the deepest talent pool, yes.
  • 04-02-2013, 11:03 PM
    Sniggles
    I cannot wait until GSP is out of the WW division. The title will change hands every other fight.
  • 04-02-2013, 04:16 PM
    lwbrewer
    Quote Originally Posted by Iron Triangle View Post
    Bruv Maia is my favorite WW fighter and I can tell you he has no chance of beating GSP. If they did rumble I can save my money and re-watch Rush'es victories over Koscheck amd Shields. Five, boring, rounds of jab & Jog.
    Maia's not a wrestler like Kos and he manhandled Fitch way better than GSP did. I don't think GSP would go near the ground except for the last few seconds of a round. Now can Maia handle GSP's striking I don't know lean towards no but Maia gets him down GSP may be in big trouble.
  • 04-02-2013, 02:53 AM
    Iron Triangle
    Quote Originally Posted by goodtimes View Post
    I think WW has the most potential because of the strength of the prospects in the division, while there is also a new guard of guys coming into their primes. I'm not really sold on Hendricks and Ellenberger(neither guy is really cut out for 5 round fights), and I think Condit and Diaz have too many gaps in their games. I actually think Maia has the best chance of beating GSP out of all of them. However, Erick Silva and Rory Mac have a lot of potential; either guy could be a dominant champ in a few years.
    Bruv Maia is my favorite WW fighter and I can tell you he has no chance of beating GSP. If they did rumble I can save my money and re-watch Rush'es victories over Koscheck amd Shields. Five, boring, rounds of jab & Jog.
  • 03-30-2013, 11:09 PM
    Badluck33
    LW is.

    I dont think the UFC is even trying to find room for them on their roster.
  • 03-30-2013, 08:39 PM
    travtera
    I probably don't give LHW enough credit for the depth it has had over the years. I've always viewed it as more of the UFC's marquee division that helped put the UFC on the map rather than a top to bottom shark tank. Particularly during the Tito-Randy-Chuck-Rampage run, the division probably carried the promotion in terms of star power. The additions of Shogun, Machida and the rise of Forrest and Rashad definitely kept things interesting and competitive. The last couple of years, we've seen a combination of Jon Jones running through the division and the fading of former dominant divisional fighters with little push from new fighters. Things again are looking interesting with the likes of Glover & Gus.
  • 03-30-2013, 07:29 PM
    Dr. MMA
    Quote Originally Posted by lwbrewer View Post
    Just because a champ has basicaly cleaned out a div doesn't mean it can't be a stacked div. A div is based on fighter 2nd and down. Now to say the UFC is stacked with champions yes with GSP, Anderson, & Jones they all have backed up there belt with numerous defenses
    Good point. Perhaps, I should have said it's a better sign of an evolving division rather than a stacked division. For example, WW is constantly evolving in my view with new contenders continuously rising. The LHW division to me was stacked but not evolving until just recently. It's really nice to see guys like Gustafsson and Texeira moving up the ranks there.
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