Originally Posted by Toxic
Who are they gonna own? Aoki wouldn't be able to get any of the top level guys down and frankly even Joe Stevenson with his little T-rex arms could pummel Shinya Aoki. I think Alvarez is pretty legit but I think he would roll through Melendez and Thompson as well.
Aoki couldn't own Sanchez, Stephenson, Florian, or Maynard?
He owned Hansen, JZ Cavalcante, Ribiero, and Eddie Alvarez...all of which are alot more well rounded than the above named fighters.
And if you think Joe Stephenson can beat Shinya Aoki I want some of the Kool-Aid you've been drinking. Joe couldn't get past Josh Neer or Kenny Florian.
And keep in mind that Aoki only really has 1 loss at LW. His other 3 were to MWs much like B.J. Aoki is a complete fighter at LW.
Eddie Alvarez is legit. He proved that in Japan when he steam rolled the tournament. And again when he raped the Bellator touranment. He'd make short work of the UFCs LW fighters. He has 1 loss at LW to Shinya Aoki. And One loss at WW. He's beaten Joachim Hansen, Kawajiri and a big handfull of some serious LW competition. Eddie Alvarez is the real deal.
Gilbert Melendez...before his loss to Thompson he was world ranked top 5. After seeing the cardio and TDD he was able to display against a fighter with Thompsons wrestling pedigree I was even more impressed than I was when he dominated Damm and Ishida on the ground in his recent outings. His wins...Ishida, Clay Guida, Josh Thompson, Kawajiri are pretty damn impressive. He'd give alot of UFC fighters fits at LW.
Josh Thompson fought for the UFC and acutally won 2 in a row before he got caught with a flash KO kick by Edwards. Josh is a beast. Dude holds victories over Razor Rob Mcoullough and Hermes Franca. His submission of Duane "Bang" Ludwig was pretty sick as well... Great cardio and wrestling. I can see Josh outstriking Joe, Clay, Nate, Tyson, Sherk, and Maynard pretty swiftly. And his wrestling ain't too shabby..