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Old    Flight007 (poser007)      Join Date: Nov 2004       07-14-2012, 4:37 PM Reply   
Ok since the Anderson Silva / Sonnen fight this has been on my mind. In your opinion, who are the top 3 fighters in Heavy weight - Light heavy - Middle - Welter and light weight? Here are my picks.

Heavy weight.
1. Junior Dos Santos
2. Cane Velasquez
3. Alistar Overeem

Light heavy
1. Jon Jones
2. Rashad Evans
3. Lyota Machida

Middle weight
1. Anderson Silva
2. Vitor belfort
3. Chris Weideman

Welter wieght
1. George Rush St. Pierre
2. Josh Koscheck
3. Jon Fitch/Jake Ellenberger

Light weight
1. Ben Henderson
2. Frankie Edgar
3. Im drawing blanks
Old    NAW (ripr)      Join Date: Mar 2002       07-16-2012, 8:32 AM Reply   
I'll Play:

Heavyweight:
1. Junior Dos Santos
2. Overeem
3. Daniel Cormier (Strikeforce, but still Zuffa owned)

Light Heavyweight:
1. Jon Jones
2. Dan Henderson
3. Rashad Evans

Middleweight:
1. Anderson Silva
2. Vitor Belfort
3. Chris Weidman

Welterweight:
1. GSP
2. Carlos Condit
3. Johnny Hendricks

Lightweight:
1. Ben Henderson
2. Gilbert Melendez (Strikeforce)
3. Nate Diaz
Old    dtw. (notsobueno)      Join Date: Dec 2004       08-01-2012, 10:57 PM Reply   
Heavyweight:
1. JDS
2. Cain
3. Overeem

LHW:
1. JBJ
2. Henderson
3. Shogun

MW:
1. Anderson
2. Weidman
3. Belcher

WW:
1. GSP
2. Condit
3. Diaz

LW:
1. Benson
2. Edgar
3. Diaz
Old    J D (jeff_mn)      Join Date: Jul 2009       08-02-2012, 10:56 AM Reply   
Penn from 1-3 in LW, WW and MW, imo.
Old    Jason Buffalow (buffalow)      Join Date: Apr 2002       08-03-2012, 7:10 AM Reply   
I am with Dtw pretty much.

As far as Penn, on his youth for sure he was a top 1-3 in two divisions. The problem we all knows is how dedicated he is to his training and how bad he wants the fights. Skills-wise he can hang with the big dogs, but cardio-wise he struggles as well as his game plan usually. He is 1-5 in last 6 fights, but all at he highest level. If he could get back to his ground roots and not just rely on his boxing, he could get back. Also if he worked on new clinch/kickboxing skills, that would mix his game up. He is like many others like Hughes, Mir, Koscheck, Griffin, that have just not evolved much and are pretty predictable. A big win against Rory (which is a huge task) could put his name right back in the mix. The problem is, Rory is a beast in the ring. He is basically a younger, faster GSP already. I am not saying he is better than GSP yet, but he possesses mad skills already. He is not a guy to play around with on the feet or ground. Plus having GSP in your corner to training for this fight gives him a serious leg up. Right now Penn is +240 on the sports book which shows him to be a big underdog.
Old    Boarder 42 (jhartt3)      Join Date: Jan 2012       08-03-2012, 7:26 AM Reply   
I met John Bones Jones lil bro on my way to vegas in May. He was the first round pick to play DE for the patriots this year. Super cool down to earth guy. Signed the Southwest drink menu for me.

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