The division has built up nicely recently, and a lot of that is probably due to Aldo being out injured and having his opponents out injured for most of 2012. But it's so interesting because there's all these contenders being created and each seem to have a very different skill set to each other which poses a lot of interesting match ups in the division.
The way I see it at the moment is that there is like a podium (1st, 2nd and 3rd).
Aldo and Edgar, are on the 1st, since they are the top 2 guys in the division.
Whereas all the contenders: Ricardo Lamas, Dennis Siver, Cub Swanson, Dustin Poirier, Chad Mendes, Hatsu Hioki, Glay Guida (unfortunately), Erik Koch, Dias, Yagin, Lentz, etc. are on the 3rd podium in my opinion. There isn't any real clear guy that's next in line, but there are so many guys around that same spot that there's unlimited matchups, all of which are usually quite exciting.
If I had to choose I would probably say Lamas is next in line but I think there are some guys in that pack that could beat him. I think other than ALdo and Edgar, most of the guys in that pack would lose at least once or twice to another guy, it just seems that even at the moment.
Plus not to mention there's other top FWs not in the UFC such as Curran (Top 5), Friere (Top 10) and Strauss (Top 10/15).
I'm really looking forward to this division in 2013, anyone else?
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