Originally Posted by Fedor>all
I picked Forrest, you have to be at LEAST #2 for beating Rampage and Shogun.
This is what i'm saying though. This is who you think is the best fighter. RANKING wise, Forrest HAS to be number 1. No way is Machida ranked number 1. You shouldn't be picking people because they've beaten two good fighters, i'm asking who you think is the best based on how good a fighter they are, not on who they have beat.
I realise Forrest is ranked number 1, you have to be after beating Shogun and Rampage in a row. Doesn't mean I think he's the 2nd best fighter in the division. There are still a fair amount of people I'd pick against him.
Originally Posted by dontazo
i dont think machida is #1 lhw, he has not fought anyone in top 5
I knew posts like that would be coming, and I do wonder if you actually bothered to read my post. THIS ISN'T A RANKING. Rankings wouldn't have Machida top, I KNOW!!!
Machida not beating a top 5 opponent has NO RELEVANCE AT ALL in me thinking he is the best LHW in the UFC.
There is a difference (sometimes) between the guy Ranked Number 1 and who is actually the best.
For example, people were starting to rank Nogueira over Fedor because of Fedor's inactivity and lack of fighting good opponents. Did this mean that Nogueira was better than Fedor? No way in hell.
Fedor fights I want to see..
Fedor vs. Josh Barnett
Fedor vs. Randy Couture
Fedor vs. Tim Sylvia -
Fedor vs. Andrei Arlovski -
hmmmmm, i wonder how many become reality..