Originally Posted by Diokhan
GSP > Fitch > Alves > Swick > rest of WW
Basically if GSP for some reason retired we'd have Fitch carrying that belt for quite a while even if Swick and Kos would suddenly fight him for it. Sadly for Fitch GSP does everything he does, but better. So while he is extremely versatile and talented he may not ever get rewarded for it with a belt because of GSP.
Do you really consider Swick the number 3 WW in the UFC? Maybe
contendership wise, but probably not talent wise. I would pick Kos against Swick, Kampmann (still) against Swick, Condit against Swick, Hardy will be close
and Johnson would be interesting; I would still go probably go with Johnson for the upset though.
Swick is a legit contender, but talent wise, is barely top 5.