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post #1 of 37 (permalink) Old 03-30-2010, 10:23 PM Thread Starter
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Assuming they stayed in their current weight class...

...which of the dominant three UFC champions (BJ Penn, GSP, A. Silva) do you think would dominate their respective weight classes the most amount of times consecutively? Silva currently has 5 title defenses, GSP has four, and BJ Penn has three. I'm curious because I think that it has to be Silva, because I think that A. Silva stayed at MW he could easily win another five title defenses. I don't see GSP not getting caught once in six title defenses to tie that, and for BJ Penn to win seven more in a row would be absolutely insane. I know that obviously there is talk about all three of them moving up in weight, but assuming they stayed at their current weight class until the end, who do you think would have the most title defenses before a loss?
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post #2 of 37 (permalink) Old 03-30-2010, 10:26 PM
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Both Silva and Penn are looking for challenegs outside their title-holding weight class. This will give GSP time to surpass them, especially since GSP has no where to go. He's too big for 155, and too small for 185.
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Assuming they stayed in their weight class, my pick is BJ, hands down.

I feel like his career explains why!
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post #4 of 37 (permalink) Old 03-30-2010, 10:48 PM
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BJ Penn. No one can touch him at 155. Except, maybe Maynard could possibly outwrestle him for 5 rounds, but BJ is too well rounded a MMAist to get taken down and held there by a guy who has just barely eeked by some really good fighters.

AS could possibly be suseptible to a guy like Sonnen if he can get close to Silva without getting KOed.

I dont know who can beat GSP but a guy like Alves with great TDD and ground defense and great striking could maybe find a way.

This is all under the assumption that the fighters would stay in their divisions and not retire prematurely of course.

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post #5 of 37 (permalink) Old 03-30-2010, 10:55 PM
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I gotta go with GSP.

Nobody can stop his takedowns, or defend against his athleticism.

Silva and Penn will be moving up in weight very soon. I dont think Silva wants to fight at 185 anymore and both BJ and Silva have just about cleaned out their divisions. And with Dana already talking about BJ moving up in weight, it is most likely to happen.

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post #6 of 37 (permalink) Old 03-30-2010, 11:02 PM
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GSP came to mind first, but after thinking about it I'd have to go with Penn. Not that I see any of them losing any time soon...

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post #7 of 37 (permalink) Old 03-30-2010, 11:14 PM
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I'd say GSP, looks like he's there to stay at WW and now he will be beating everyone for the 2nd time around and maybe BJ if Dana gifts him another shot.

AS is incredible, but Sonnen and Vitor have decent chances of beating him on top of the fact he wants to move up.
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I don't see any of them losing. GSP is the youngest so I would give it to him.
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post #9 of 37 (permalink) Old 03-30-2010, 11:27 PM
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LOL at Sonnen beating AS. So he bragged all his life about beating Silva and now he can? what a joke
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post #10 of 37 (permalink) Old 03-30-2010, 11:40 PM
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BJ Penn, LW is just so thin, KenFlo is the only one that might challenge BJ and we've seen how that turned out last time.

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