jimufctna24 Posted September 10, 2019 Share Posted September 10, 2019 I do think some underestimate what Gomi achieved in his prime. These were his best wins between December 2004 and December 2006: Pulver: Ranked 10th at LW at the time LW. Kawajiri: Ranked 1st at LW at the time. Continued to be ranked in the top 5 at LW for 2 years afterwards. Sakurai: Ranked 10th at WW at the time. Was ranked in the top 5 at LW for 18 months afterwards. Aurélio: Ranked 7th at LW at the time. Continued to be ranked in the top 10 at LW for a year or so afterwards. Ishida: Ranked 3rd at LW at the time. Continued to be ranked in the top 10 at LW until mid-2008. He notched up a further 4 wins during this timeframe as well. His only loss in this period came to Aurelio, which he later avenged. I don't think he's a match for Khabib head to head - I think Khabib would maul him. Nonetheless, I do think his resume and activity during this period puts him in the conversation for best lightweight ever. He more or less fought and beat the best lightweights of his time, all in a 2 year timeframe. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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