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If Shogun Beats Hendo- (A Number of Questions)

If Shogun beats Hendo at UFC 139, following Hendo's victory over Fedor, what does that say (if anything) about The Last Emperor (and other light heavies outside of the UFC)? 

Granted, this is a little bit of sketchy fight math, but it could be worth considering. Hendo knocked Fedor out and Jones beat Shogun (viciously); if Shogun beats Hendo, does this "officially" make Jones the best LHW in the world? (Yeah, I know he's dominating the competition, but since we're probably never going to see Fedor in the UFC, just go with the thought...) Does it give him any sort of claim to "best LHW ever" or is it still far too early to consider that? 


Would it mean that most upper-tier LHWs are better than present Fedor? 

Do you think this is idle speculation? Or is it a commentary on the level of talent inside versus outside of the UFC? Does the UFC have a monopoly on the talent? Or is the division ripe for new blood?

Hendo beat Fedor- is this because Fedor's glory days are past him? He's not training at the same level? He's too old? Or just because he was facing subpar competition (as Dana might say)? 

If Shogun beats Hendo, will it be because Hendo is 41? Just a good stylistic match-up? Shogun just being a killer? 

If Hendo beats Shogun, what will that mean for their future? Who will Hendo fight next? How long can he keep fighting at 41 years of age? What would Shogun do, after a devastating loss to Jones and an L to an old man?

So, I'm just trying to throw some questions out there and see what people think. Don't take any of this too seriously, but I would like to see some debate. Sound off, guys, tell me what you think. 

\The FanPosts are solely the subjective opinions of Bloody Elbow readers and do not necessarily reflect the views of Bloody Elbow editors or staff.

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