Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan
Whomever ends up with the most defenses depends on too many other variables than just the fighters skill, so I'm not sure that should be used as a metric for greatness.
That said, I think we can agree that the cream has truly risen to the top of these divisions. Sure we'd all love to see the dynamic, exciting GSP that first won the belt come back, but his dominance can't be argued with. Silva has looked tentative against a great grappler, so handling Maia is a great test (especially if it hits the ground, since if he gets sloppy and leaves an arm out like he did with Lutter, Maia WILL finish it). For BJ, Edgar is yet another dangerous, well-rounded, cardio machine that has never been finished.
Bottom line, who cares when it ends, I'm enjoying watching the 3 greatest LW, WW, and MW champions in their primes kicking some serious ass!
HW - Randy "The Natural" Couture
LHW - Mauricio "Shogun" Rua
MW - Anderson "Spider" Silva
WW - "The Prodigy" BJ Penn
LW - "The Prodigy" BJ Penn