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I didn't get to answer the UFC question so my question is who do you rank as the Top 5 in each MMA division?

Note: This question is for fans of the sport of Professional Mixed Martial Arts and not only the primarily known organization, the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

You may include fighters from UFC, WEC, Strikeforce, DREAM, M1 Global, WVR: Sengoku, DEEP, Bellator and Adrenaline MMA or any legitimately recognized organization. Let's compare. Here are mine:

HEAVYWEIGHTS:

1- Fedor Emelianenko

2- Brock Lesnar

3- Frank Mir

4- Shane Carwin

5- Cain Velasquez

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHTS:

1- Lyoto Machida

2- Mauricio Rua

3- Gegard Mousasi

4- Quinton (Rampage) Jackson

5- Rashad Evans

MIDDLEWEIGHTS:

1- Anderson Silva

2- Nate Marquardt

3- Demian Maia

4- Vitor Belfort

5- Chael Sonnen

WELTERWEIGHTS:

1- Georges St. Pierre

2- Jon Fitch

3- Thiago Alves

4- Jake Shields

5- Dan Hardy

LIGHTWEIGHTS:

1- B.J. Penn

2- Diego Sanchez

3- Shinya Aoki

4- Gray Maynard

5- Frankie Edgar

FEATHERWEIGHTS:

1- Mike Brown

2- Jose Aldo

3- Urijah Faber

4- Hatsu Hioki

5- Leonard Garcia

BANTAMWEIGHTS:

1- Brian Bowles

2- Miguel Angel Torres

3- Takeya Mizugaki

4- Damacio Page

5- Dominick Cruz

How about you? How does your list compare?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    There are so many good fighters out there that I'll stick to my best 5 pound-for-pound. And as an afterthought, make it 6.

    1- Brock Lesnar: I can't see who can stand in his way. The UFC should create a super-heavyweight division for oversized fighters of his kind.

    2- Fedor Emelianenko: I've never seen him fight but I have to give way to so many experts who see him as just about the devil in person.

    3- Anderson Silva: such an impressive composure I expect he won't lose anymore fight unless the last one before he retires.

    4- Georges St. Pierre: has won against everybody in his division; no contender in sight.

    5- Matt Hughes: a legend in his own right; a record that speaks of itself. He takes Royce Gracie's spot in my list for having beaten him.

    6- B.J. Penn: a "prodigee" yes, but a career hindered by lack of serious training.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Heavyweight

    1. Fedor “The Last Emperor” Emelianenko

    2. Brock Lesnar

    3. Antonio “Minotauro” Nogueira

    4. Frank Mir

    5. Cain Velasquez

    Light Heavyweight

    1. Maurecio “Shogun” Rua

    2. Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida

    3. Quinton “Rampage” Jackson

    4. “Sugar” Rashad Evans

    5. Forrest Griffin

    Middleweight

    1. Anderson “The Spider” Silva

    2. Dan Henderson

    3. Nate “The Great” Marquardt

    4. Vitor “The Phenom” Belfort

    5. Demian Maia

    Welterweight

    1. Georges “Rush” St. Pierre

    2. Thiago “Pitbull” Alves

    3. Jon Fitch

    4. Jake Shields

    5. Mike “Quick” Swick

    Lightweight

    1. BJ “The Prodigy” Penn

    2. Gray “The Bully” Maynard

    3. Kenny Florian

    4. Shinya Aoki

    5. Diego "Nightmare" Sanchez

    Featherweight

    1. Mike Thomas Brown

    2. Urijah "The California Kid" Faber

    3. Jose Aldo

    4. Leonard Garcia

    5. Hatsu Hioki

    Bantamweight

    1. Brian Bowles

    2. Miguel Angel Torres

    3. Damacio Page

    4. Dominick Cruz

    5. Takeya Mizugaki

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    HEAVYWEIGHTS:

    1- Fedor Emelianenko

    2- Brock Lesnar

    3- Frank Mir

    4- Shane Carwin

    5- Brett Rogers

    LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHTS:

    1- Lyoto Machida

    2- Mauricio Rua

    3- Gegard Mousasi

    4- Rashad Evans

    5- Forrest Griffin

    MIDDLEWEIGHTS:

    1- Anderson Silva

    2- Nate Marquardt

    3- Demian Maia

    4- Vitor Belfort

    5- Dan Henderson

    WELTERWEIGHTS:

    1- Georges St. Pierre

    2- Jon Fitch

    3- Jake Shields

    4- Mike Swick

    5- Dan Hardy

    LIGHTWEIGHTS:

    1- B.J. Penn

    2- Diego Sanchez

    3- Shinya Aoki

    4- Gray Maynard

    5- Frankie Edgar

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  • 1 decade ago

    Heavyweights:

    1.Fedor Emelianenko (30-1)

    2.Brock Lesnar (4-1)

    3.Frank Mir (12-3)

    4.Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (32-5-1)

    5.Josh Barnett (24-5)

    Light Heavyweights:

    1.Lyoto Machida (16-0)

    2.Shogun Rua (18-4)

    3.Rashad Evans (13-1-1)

    4.Gegard Mousasi (25-2-1)

    5.Thiago Silva (14-1)

    Middleweights:

    1.Anderson Silva (25-4)

    2.Dan Henderson (25-7)

    3.Nate Marquardt (29-8-2)

    4.Jake Shields (23-4-1)

    5.Vitor Belfort (19-8)

    Welterweights:

    1.Georges St.Pierre (19-2)

    2.Jon Fitch (19-3)

    3.Thiago Alves (16-4)

    4.Matt Hughes (43-7)

    5.Mike Swick (14-2)

    Lightweights:

    1.B.J. Penn (14-5-1)

    2.Shinya Aoki (22-4)

    3.Eddie Alvarez (19-2)

    4.Gray Maynard (8-0)

    5.Frankie Edgar (10-1)

    Featherweights:

    1.Mike Brown (22 - 4)

    2.Jose Aldo (15 - 1)

    3.Urijah Faber (22 - 3)

    4.Hatsu Hioki (20 - 3 - 2)

    5.Brian Bolwes (8 - 0)

    Bantam Weights:

    1.Brian Bolwes (8 - 0)

    2.Miguel Torres (37-2)

    3.Rani Yahya (15-4)

    4.Masakazu Imanari (17-7)

    5.Masakatsu Ueda (10-0)

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  • 1 decade ago

    HW Fedor, Lesnar, Mir, Carwin, Valsquez

    LHW Shogun(******* robbed),A Silva, Machida, Rashad, Rampage, Forest can rebound into the top 5 though no shame to losing to Machida and A. Silva

    MM A Silva, Hendo, Bilforte, Marquet, Maia (would love to see Bilfotre Hendo)

    WW GSP, Fitch, Alves, Kos, Rumble (KOS getting ko'd was a fluke and if he fought the same guy again I know he would win. Fitch exposed P. Thiago.) Also Shields stand up is weak and when he wouldn't be able to takedown KOS he would be a fishy out of water.

    LW Penn, Florian, Edgar, Sanchez, Maynard or Griffin

    FW Brown, Aldo, Faber too ignorant to finish this one

    BW Bowles, Torres, Mizugaki, Can't complete this one do to the same reason above.

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  • Bob
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    HEAVYWEIGHTS:

    1- Fedor Emelianenko

    2- Brett Rogers

    3- Shane Carwin

    4- Cain Velasquez

    5- Randy Couture (just because hes awesome)

    LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHTS:

    1- Anderson Silva

    2- Lyoto Machida

    3- Mauricio Rua

    4- Gegard Mousasi

    5- Rashad Evans

    The rest I pretty much agree / don't know/ don't care.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Heavyweight

    1. Randy Couture

    2. Shane Carwin

    3. Brock Lesnar

    4. Fedor Emelianenko

    5. Frank Mir

    Light-Heavyweight

    1. Randy Couture

    2. Jon Jones

    3. Anderson Silva

    4. Machida

    5. Shogun

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  • Jim W
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    How anybody can place Shane Carwin or Cain Velasquez above Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira is beyond logic. Cain and Shane are good, but Nogueira is Legendary and lost a fluke defeat to Mir due to him not training right and coming in overweight due to a staph infection.

    As good as Mousasi is and will be he is not a top 5 light heavyweight at this stage. He has no victories over top or even top ten light heavyweights as of this time.

    No Dan Henderson in your top five? Are you serious?

    Aoki should be placed second under BJ Penn. I mean how many victories does Sanchez have at Lightweight? Shinya is almost always in a top caliber match and his amount of victories prove that he should be placed second behind Penn.

    Gray Maynard and Frankie Edgar are good, but there is a shitload of other fighters at 155 that will tear them a new asshole.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Heavyweight:

    Randy Couture

    Fedor Emelianenko

    Frank Mir

    Gonzaga

    Nogueira

    LHW:

    Shogun

    Rashad Evans

    Mousasi

    Sobral

    Griffin

    MW:

    Dan Henderson

    Wanderlei Silva

    Anderson Silva

    Damien Maia

    Vitor belfort

    WW:

    GSP

    Jon Fitch

    Carlos Condit

    Alves

    Parisyan

    LW:

    Penn

    Maynard

    aoki

    Edgar

    Fisher

    This is the list for the guys still in the game. If it's of all time then Rampage would be in there and so would Royce and Dan Severn would be there.

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  • I don't know as many fighters, because I'm still relatively new but this is my 2 cents. In order of preference

    Heavyweights

    Fedor The last Emperor

    Brock Lesnar

    Frank Mir

    Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira

    Cain Velasquez

    Light Heavyweight

    Lyoto Machida

    Anderson Silva

    Shogun Rua

    Rashad Evans

    Forrest Griffen

    Middleweight:

    Anderson Silva own the devision

    Welterweight:

    Georges St-Pierre owns the devision

    Matt Hughes

    BJ Penn

    Serra

    Lightweight

    BJ

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