TOP 11 LIST
Fighters i would have liked to see on the list - BJ Penn
Dan Henderson, Paulo Filho, Rich Franklin
FEDOR - If he's not on top of any list, they do not know SHIIT about MMA, give respect where its due, Dominated every opponent EVER, perfect MMA Fighter, he is the Lennox Louis/Michael Jordan of MMA. Every fighter has holes in there game, Fedor is the perfect killing machine, fastest recovery time, best striking ability, take him to the floor and it gets even worst, and his training alone would kill most human beings. Babalu also said that he was the strongest opponent he has ever faced, and that was back in 2001, imagine current FEDOR = Unstoppable
Cro Cop - LHK need i say more, LoL? Winner of 06 OWGP, any fighter who wins this insane/brutal tournament has my respect and many others as well. Has also fought the toughest in Pride HW dominated that division even though he needs to claim victory against Big Nog and Hunt and of course FEDOR
Big Nog - definitely the best in the business when it comes to submissions, I mean this guy is nasty, every move you possibly want to do, he either reverses or attempts to submit you. He has also beaten closely every HW except Fedor and has even beat Cro Cop. Rodrigo and Crocop are very close for 2nd, but i'll give it to Cro Cop still for being OWGP Champ, and soon UFC Champ, I think it would be great when they fight again.
Josh Barnett - I use to hate this guy, but he has stepped up big time, his whole game has improved, easily top 4 HW in the world. He has also beaten Hunt, Aleks, and Big Nog once and lost the 2nd time. No shame in that.
Wanderlei - 03 OWGP Champ. Champion from 2001 - 2007(Present) 20 Straight Victories in Pride from 1999-2004. This is the Ultimate LHW Champ there is, he even goes up against the best HWs and puts on a dam Impressive fight, CroCop split decision 1st fight(now that is ****ing impressive, you think Chuck or any other LHW would do that, HELL NO, 2nd fight yeh he got KTFO but who wouldnt?)
Also beat HW - Fujita, Yoshida, Lost to Hunt
Chuck- Great LHW Champ of UFC, always fun to watch, knowing that like Cro Cop likes to KTFO of his opponents. Has beaten almost everybody in LHW division, has 7 straight victories since his lost to Rampage.
Shogun - 05 GP Champ, beat Rampage and Little Nog, then went on to beat Alistair Overeem and Ricardo Arona on the same night, would be higher on the list but doesnt have a Title YET. I would put him up against any LHW and I know he would come out victorious. He is not even at his peak yet being only 25, imagine in 5-10more yrs. With Fedor/Wanderlei gone by then, he is the next big
Anderson Silva - I havent been impressed by him lately, especially his last fight Lutter, looked like at one point Lutter had him, but it was impressive that he pulled off that Triangle. But was extremely impressed when he Tossed Rich Franklin around like a rag-doll and totally dominated. But i'll give it up to him, he has still continued to reign and i dont see anyone in the UFC taking his belt in the MW division.
George St. Pierre - I have always been impressed ever since i first saw him fight Karo Parisyan, this guy has got it all , excellent ground game/defense, strength, speed, strikes and nasty kicks/spin kicks. And he has domianted Hughes and almost every WW except for BJ. But hopefully one day we'll see a rematch. But for now. I think he is a perfect WW Champ. and like SHOGUN, they have alot more to offer on the table, and especially both being only 25
Matt Hughes - Although he isn't WW champ anymore, you do have to give respect, he has beaten everyone in that class, and is one of the best wrestlers/submissions in his weight class, has improved his striking, but it still lacks. But i dont think he has what it takes to beat GSP or BJ PENN
GOMI - LB for LB the best LHW in the world. This guy can put on a great show, speed, power, excellent submissions/wrestler, and went toe to toe with Pro Boxer, Jens Pulver and knocked his ass out. Then entered Pride LW Grand Prix, beat Shooto Champion Tatsuya Kawajiri, then on that same night Luiz Azeredo (chute box member). Gomi then fought Hayoto Sakurai knocked him out and became 2005 Grand Prix Champ and then LHW Champ. Lost to Marcus Aurelio(American Top Team) in non titled match, then fought a rematch for the LHW Title and came out victorious
Fighters that didnt make the cut
BJ Penn(Lazy, has natural ability/def. has the potential, could easily become the best LW and WW of the World, has what it takes to whip, GSP,Hughes,Gomi,Sherk)Excellent submissions and even deadlier hands, and this guy has fought in 3 classes, ****n nuts! hopefully TUF5 makes him a better fighter
Dan Henderson - the most underrated fighter, he has beaten a shitload of excellent fighters, including, Big Nog, Babalu, Renzo Gracie, Murilo Rua, Ryo Chonin (who beat Anderson Silva), Misaki, Vitor Belfort etc... current Pride WW Champ, and if he went to fight Anderson Silva, i would put my money on Dan.
Last edited by x X CLoud X x; 02-16-2007 at 03:22 PM.