Joe Stevenson: #1 lightweight, IMO

I think Joe Stevenson is a younger and quicker version of Sherk. His
striking has also improved, according to reports of his training at Big
Bear.

I personally think he is the best lightweight out there right now... Does
anybody agree?

who is better?

florian? no
pulver? no
lauzon? no
fisher? tough fight, but joe's wrestling would take it
penn? not a lightweight yet, but Joe would manhandle him

i guess everybody would rather discuss what is better, pride vs. ufc, or
some stupid crap about Kimbo... this board sux. and don't tell me to
leave, because i have nowhere else to procrastinate.

No way

Who's better? I think it'd be easier to come up with a list of people who
are NOT better.

IMO, Joe Daddy would keep Gomi on his back the entire fight and beat
him up.

Sherk would be the biggest test for him, but I think youth might win out
in this one..

BUFFALO: do you know who Gomi is?

Joe needs to prove he has cardio. Otherwise he will get beat into a pulp the way Neer beat him up

Gomi is the shit, I'm sorry, I was referring to Joe Stevenson.

joes got talent but he sure fought bad vs neer ... i think it was

"I think Joe Stevenson is a younger and quicker version of Sherk. His striking has also improved, according to reports of his training at Big Bear."

Sherk is barely a top 10 LW if he is top 10. Stevenson has done nothing to prove he is on Sherk's level at this point.

"Guida, Griffin, Faber, Buscape, Yves, Fisher, Sherk, Melendez, Tokoro, Thomson"

what has Faber done at lightweight to be even considered. has there ever been a fighter who didn't have to do a thing to be held in such high regard as Faber.

LOL @ this nonsense.

Neither Stevenson or Sherk are top 10 at LW right now.

GOMI

Kawajiri

Sakurai

Shaolin

Hansen

lol, stevenson is good and one to watch but i think the keyword in the thread title is "IMO."

Wow, Sherk gets no respect. I would say he is easily in the top 5 if not the best LW in the world. How many of the LW in the top ten could move up to 170 and beat the likes of Diaz, Parisyan, and take Hughes to a decision? Not many. Its funny how Sherk is top 5 at 170 but barely breaks the top 10 at LW by the UG experts.

"Its funny how Sherk is top 5 at 170 but barely breaks the top 10 at LW by the UG experts."

Ummm. going down a weight class doesn't always make you a better fighter.

Igor Vov was better at HW than LHW.

NINJA was better at LHW than MW.

I wanna see Stevenson vs. Pellegrino

Shaolin is the best.

Din Thomas. Joe would get beat to death.

Muhsin

"Unless he fights Gomi again."

Shoalin never fought Gomi, he lost to Kawajiri after beating him once.