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Posted by CubsFan13
3 years ago

Heavyweight: 1)Brock Lesnar, 2)Fedor, 3)Cain Velasquez, 4)Shane Carwin, 5)Junior dos Santos 6) Alistair Overeem, 7)Frank Mir, 8)Brett Rodgers, 9)Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, 10)Andrei Arlovski Light Heavyweight: 1)Shogun Rua, 2)Lyoto Machida, 3)Rampage Jackson, 4)Forrest Griffin, 5)Rashad Evans, 6)Jon Jones, 7)King Mo, 8)Gegard Mousasi, 9)Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, 10)Chuck Liddell (For no other fact other than he's a Living Legend) Middleweight: 1)Anderson Silva, 2)Jake Shields, 3)Chael Sonnen, 4)Nate Marquardt, 5)Dan Henderson, 6)Demian Maia, 7)Vitor Belfort, 8)Wanderlei Silva, 9)Yushin Okami, 10)Michael Bisping Welterweight: 1)Georges St.Pierre, 2)Jon Fitch, 3)Josh Koscheck, 4)Thiago Alves, 5)Paulo Thiago, 6)Nick Diaz, 7)Martin Kampmann, 8)Dan Hardy, 9)Carlos Condit, 10)Matt Hughes Lightweight: 1)BJ Penn (Don't care that he lost,he wins that fight 9 of 10 times & will prove it in the rematch) 2)Frankie Edgar, 3)Gray Maynard, 4)Jim Miller, 5)Kenny Florian, 6)Gilbert Melandez, 7)Diego Sanchez, 8)Eddie Alvarez, 9)Shinya Aoki, 10)Tie: Tyson Griffin,Sean Sherk,Benson Henderson
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Posted by CubsFan13
3 years ago

1) Georges St.Pierre 2) Anderson Silva 3) Brock Lesnar 4) BJ Penn 5) Rampage Jackson 6) Fedor 7) Shogun Rua 8) Lyoto Machida 9) Jake Shields 10) Cain Velasquez
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Posted by Ol_Dirty_Kurty
3 years ago

1) A. Silva 2)GSP 3)Jose Aldo 4)Jon Jones 5)BJ Penn(despite his lackluster performance in his last fight). Fedor doesn't even make #1 at the heavyweight division. Lesnar would be too big and dominate him, which is why Fedor is staying away from the UFC. Shane Carwin, Cain Velasquez, & Junior Dos Santos are all plenty capable of beating Fedor too.
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Posted by fullkrause
3 years ago

Miguel Torres!!!!!!!!!!!
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Posted by nyduccie
3 years ago

1) GSP 2) Fedor 3) Anderson Silva 4) Jake Shields 5) Shogun 6) Aldo
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Posted by Vinman60
3 years ago

1) Anderson Silva is so good his matches have become very boring. His competitors can't touch to him to the point that fans want Silva to take unnecessary chances to try to win in a spectacular fashion. He has also gone up in weight class and smoked those challengers as well and one of them was an ex-champion. I think Silva should fight Rua. My money is on Silva! 2) George St Pierre is clearly number two almost 1B. He has no weaknesses in his game. He is also extremely smart when it comes to sizing up his opponents. 3) Fedor gets a lot of hype but he does not have enough challengers in the organization he fights currently. He needs to go into the UFC and let's see if he can be so dominating. 4) Aldo is a little obsure at this point but has a ton of talent.
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Posted by JAG135487
3 years ago

1.GSP 2.SILVA 3.SHOGUN 4. WANDELI SILVA 5. FEDOR U HAVETO TAKE INTO COUNT HOW GOOD WANDELI AND SHOGUN WERE IN PRIDE THEY BOTH WERE DOMINANT AND ARE TWO OF THE BEST STRIKERS IN MMA
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Posted by PennStateMan077
3 years ago

gsp
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Posted by gambaholik
3 years ago

1. Anderson Silva 2. GSP 3. Fedor
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Posted by Thabengal
3 years ago

shogun shouldn't be up there just yet! great fighter but lets see him defend his belt a couple times and then no doubt
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Posted by PDudek7263
3 years ago

1.GSP 2.Fedor 3.Silva 4.Aldo 5.Rua
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Posted by -Clutch
3 years ago

BJ Penn just lost. Fedor
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Posted by Rizzo
3 years ago

Georges St. Pierre hands down
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Posted by tmurda666
3 years ago

no love for bj penn
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Posted by nyduccie
3 years ago

"1) GSP 2) Fedor 3) Anderson Silva 4) Jake Shields 5) Shogun 6) Aldo"