YOUR number 1 contenders

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ChrisSabal
9/30/12 9:15:40PM
My question is who are your number 1 contenders for each title. Not Dana's/Joe Silva's number 1 contenders.

Heavyweight: Cain Velasquez
Light Heavyweight: Dan Henderson
Middleweight: Chris Weidman
Welterweight: Johny Hendricks
Lightweight: Anthony Pettis
Featherweight: Ricardo Lamas
Bantamweight: Michael McDonald
Flyweight: Chris Cariaso
jae_1833
9/30/12 9:35:56PM
Prettu good man, personally I have Overeem at HW. When it comes to contenders it's hard for me to place them due to all the crap that happens outside the cage; injuries, refusing fights, etc..
Guys I think should get a shot soon would be Gustaffson at LHW, and McDonald is a great pick too.
Wallass
9/30/12 10:00:54PM

Posted by ChrisSabal

My question is who are your number 1 contenders for each title. Not Dana's/Joe Silva's number 1 contenders.

Heavyweight: Cain Velasquez
Light Heavyweight: Dan Henderson
Middleweight: Chris Weidman
Welterweight: Johny Hendricks
Lightweight: Anthony Pettis
Featherweight: Ricardo Lamas
Bantamweight: Michael McDonald
Flyweight: Chris Cariaso



I like all your picks but I got Korean Zombie above Lamas.
tcunningham
9/30/12 10:06:57PM
Heavyweight: Cain Velasquez
Light Heavyweight: Dan Henderson/Machida
Middleweight: Chris Weidman
Welterweight: Johny Hendricks
Lightweight: Nathan Diaz
Bantamweight: Renan Barao
Flyweight: John Dodson

i couldnt think of my featherweight pick so i left it out. i also picked dodson at FW because of the lack of numbers in the weightclass. i think dodson is probably a good pick for a title fight at this point.

lightweight is definitely gotta be diaz, he IS getting a title shot and he has been on a really good run for a while now.

LHW is either machida or hendo. if neither get a title shot soon then they need to fight.

HW is cain until overeem returns.
Budgellism
9/30/12 11:01:00PM
Heavyweight: Alistair Overeem
Light Heavyweight: Dan Henderson/Lyoto Machida winner
Middleweight: Chris Weidman
Welterweight: Martin Kampmann/Johny Hendricks winner
Lightweight: If Cerrone and Pettis fight, the winner of those two.
Featherweight: The Korean Zombie
Bantamweight: Michael McDonald
Flyweight: John Dodson/Jussier Da Silva winner
cowcatcher
9/30/12 11:12:29PM
Good thread, good list, good day for your Dolphins.
ChrisSabal
9/30/12 11:36:12PM

Posted by cowcatcher

Good thread, good list, good day for your Dolphins.



everyday is a good day for my Dolphins! Kind of.......well back in 1972 when I wasn't alive it was!
FastKnockout
9/30/12 11:55:51PM
(For upcoming #1 contender fights I just went with who I believe will win)

Heavyweight: Alistair Overeem
Light Heavyweight: Dan Henderson
Middleweight: Chris Weidman
Welterweight: Johny Hendricks
Lightweight: Nate Diaz
Featherweight: Korean Zombie
Bantamweight: Michael McDonald
Flyweight: John Dodson
DrivenDavies15
10/1/12 12:00:20AM
HW: Alistair Overeem
LHW: Dan Henderson
MW: Chris Weidman
WW: Johny Hendricks
LW: Nate Diaz
FW: Chan Sung Jung
BW: Mike Easton
FLW: John Dodson
ghandikush
10/1/12 12:00:36AM

Posted by ChrisSabal

My question is who are your number 1 contenders for each title. Not Dana's/Joe Silva's number 1 contenders.

Heavyweight: Cain Velasquez
Light Heavyweight: Dan Henderson
Middleweight: Chris Weidman
Welterweight: Johny Hendricks
Lightweight: Anthony Pettis
Featherweight: Ricardo Lamas
Bantamweight: Michael McDonald
Flyweight: Chris Cariaso



Cain
Lyoto/Gustaffson
Weidman by far
Condit
Diaz unfortunately
Curran/Swanson
Renan Barao


Adrenaline
10/1/12 3:25:50AM
I'm not disagreeing by asking this but why does everyone think Cain is the number one contender? I guess the division isn't all that deep and if you don't give it to Cain or AO who else would be deserving or a challenge but on paper Cain was stopped by JDS in a minute and is on a 1-0 streak against Bigfoot who is no doubt a challenge but not a really a guy you beat and get a title shot for it. I would even understand if people think he just had an unlucky night against JDS and is more equally matched/ better than what he showed in that fight. Logically I would say Cain is the #2 or #3 HW but what happened to earning title shots. I thought fighters getting rematches almost immediately was a big pet peeve on here. Again I'm not disagreeing but personally I think he needs to win another fight, let him smash a can for all I care, its principal to me.
aussiemma
10/1/12 6:04:18AM
hw- cain
lhw- hendo
mw- weidman
ww- condit
lw- nate
fw- frankie
bw- barao
fw- winner of dodson & da silva.

of all those guys that i think can actually beat the current champs i pick cain...i think he can turn it around in the second fight and really grind dos santos down.

weidman and barao also have good chances

sparky
10/1/12 7:37:14AM
HW Overeem, Valasquez
LHW: Henderson, Machida
MW: Weidman, Bisping
WW: Hendricks, Kampmann
LW: Diaz, Pettis
FW: Korean Zombie, Lamas
BW: Borao, Mcdonald
FLW: Dodson, Cariaso
JLS1980
10/1/12 9:08:38AM
Heavyweight: Cain Velasquez
Light Heavyweight: Dan Henderson
Middleweight: Chris Weidman
Welterweight: Carlos Condit
Lightweight: Nate Diaz
Featherweight: The Korean Zombie
Bantamweight: Renan Barao
Flyweight: John Dodson (If he wins)
prozacnation1978
10/1/12 9:45:08AM
Heavyweight. Overeem
Light heavyweight. Henderson
Middleweight. Weidman
Welterweight. Hendricks
Lightweight. Pettis
Featherweight. Korean zombie
Bantamweight. Mcdonald
Flyweight. Dobson
ghandikush
10/1/12 10:37:24AM

Posted by Adrenaline

I'm not disagreeing by asking this but why does everyone think Cain is the number one contender? I guess the division isn't all that deep and if you don't give it to Cain or AO who else would be deserving or a challenge but on paper Cain was stopped by JDS in a minute and is on a 1-0 streak against Bigfoot who is no doubt a challenge but not a really a guy you beat and get a title shot for it. I would even understand if people think he just had an unlucky night against JDS and is more equally matched/ better than what he showed in that fight. Logically I would say Cain is the #2 or #3 HW but what happened to earning title shots. I thought fighters getting rematches almost immediately was a big pet peeve on here. Again I'm not disagreeing but personally I think he needs to win another fight, let him smash a can for all I care, its principal to me.



all paper. Jds doesnt have an easy style for Cain or AO but Cain does have the grappliing the completely dismantle JDS. I will guarrentee you Cain on top has NOTHING to come back at him from JDS, not to mention he tried to strike with JDS last time.
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