Who is the best fighter from your state?

source: bleacherreport

Bleacher Report has the too often deserved reputation on the UG as being what Mike Tyson liked to call ludicrous.

Today they did the best fighter from each of the 50 US states. It is a mixed bunch.

Anthony Pettisis is from Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Chael Sonnen is from Milwaukie, Oregon. Biggest hometown is Joseph Benavidez's San Antonio, Texas with a population of 1,327,407.

Tim Boetsch is from Lincolnville, Maine with a population of just 2,042. Lincolnville just edges out Cody McKenzie's Cordova, Alaska (Population: 2,454). But no one on the list boasts a hometown as small as Spencer Fisher, who comes from Cashiers, North Carolina (Population: 157).

The UG has visits, daily, from each of the States, so where was Bleacher Report correct, and where was the choice ludicrous?

Who is the best fighter from your state?

Alabama: John Salter (Hometown: Gardendale)
Alaska: Cody McKenzie (Hometown: Cordova)
Arizona: Dominick Cruz (Hometown: Tucson)
Arkansas: Alan Belcher (Hometown:  Jonesboro)
California: Urijah Faber (Hometown: Isla Vista)
Colorado: Benson Henderson (Hometown: Colorado Springs)
Connecticut: Dan Cramer (Hometown: Stamford)
Delaware: Din Thomas (Hometown: Wilmington)
Florida: Alex Caceres (Hometown: Miami)
Georgia: Anthony Johnson (Hometown: Dublin)
Hawaii: B.J. Penn (Hometown: Kailuai)
Idaho: Jake Rosholt (Hometown: Sandpoint)
Illinois: Clay Guida (Hometown: Round Lake)
Indiana: Jon Fitch (Hometown: Fort Wayne)
Iowa: Jeremy Stephens (Hometown: Des Moines)
Kansas: Tim Elliott (Hometown: Wichita)
Kentucky: Demetrious Johnson (Hometown: Madisonville)
Louisiana: Daniel Cormier (Hometown: Lafeyette)
Maine: Tim Boetsch (Hometown: Lincolnville)
Maryland: Mike Easton (Hometown: Camp Springs)
Massachusetts: Joe Lauzon (Hometown: East Bridgewater)
Michigan: Joe Warren (Hometown: Grand Rapids)
Minnesota: Sean Sherk (Hometown: St. Francis)
Mississippi: Josh Clopton (Hometown: ColumbusColumbus)
Missouri: Michael Chandler (Hometown: High Ridge)
Montana: Keith Jardine (Hometown: Butte)
Nebraska: Jake Ellenberger (Hometown: Omaha)
Nevada: Frank Mir (Hometown: Las Vegas)
New Hampshire: Woody Weatherby (Hometown: Nashua)
New Jersey: Frankie Edgar (Hometown: Toms River)
New Mexico: Carlos Condit (Hometown: Albuquerque)
New York: Jon Jones (Hometown: Rochester)
North Carolina: Spencer Fisher (Hometown: Cashiers)
North Dakota: Jason Brilz (Hometown: Bismarck)
Ohio: Forrest Griffin (Hometown: Columbus)
Oklahoma: Johny Hendricks (Hometown: Ada)
Oregon: Chael Sonnen (Hometown: Milwaukie)
Pennsylvania: Phil Davis (Hometown: Harrisburg)
Rhode Island: Andre Soukhamthath (Hometown: Woonsocket)
South Carolina: Stephen Thompson (Hometown: Simpsonville)
South Dakota: Shayna Baszler (Hometown: Sioux Falls)
Tennessee: Quinton Jackson (Hometown: Memphis)
Texas: Joseph Benavidez (Hometown: San Antonio)
Utah: Scott Jorgensen (Hometown: Payson)
Vermont: Tom Murphy (Hometown: St. Albans)
Virginia: Brandon Vera (Hometown: Norfolk)
Washington: Josh Barnett (Hometown: Seattle)
West Virginia: Brian Bowles (Hometown: Charleston)
Wisconsin: Anthony Pettis (Hometown: Milwaukee)
Lander, Wyoming: Nate Marquardt (Hometown: Lander)

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Tom Lawlor site profile image  

11/27/12 10:09 AM by Tom Lawlor


blacksamurai site profile image  

11/27/12 8:15 AM by blacksamurai

Tom did you go to UCF or did you go to school up north?

homieCNTRL site profile image  

11/26/12 2:01 PM by homieCNTRL

pat curran > clay guida.

TheFlood58 site profile image  

11/26/12 1:11 PM by TheFlood58

Hard to argue that Hendricks isn't, he best from my state

vermonter site profile image  

11/26/12 1:07 PM by vermonter

Hey man... at least we don't have the worst fighter. Murphy is undefeated in pro bouts :)

Tom Lawlor site profile image  

11/26/12 12:01 PM by Tom Lawlor

Based on the criteria, I would be repping Mass, and Joe has a better resume than me.If it goes by where you reside, the list would be way different across the board, and I'd probably get the RI nod based on my UFC experience.

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11/26/12 12:00 PM by BearsDownAzzUp


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11/26/12 11:59 AM by YouCantHandleMyRiddum

Province... Quebec - Georges St-Pierre

DeuceDroppin site profile image  

11/26/12 9:53 AM by DeuceDroppin

Zen BJJ and Young Tigers. Not sure if he's "crosstraining" anywhere else currently. Used to train with FFA.

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11/26/12 5:36 AM by I Heart MatBattle

Minnesota - Sean Sherk... to be honest I think Volkmann has dethroned him of this simply due to how many fights each has had in the last 2 years. I think if they are talking over all it would be Sherk   Another, If this is over all fighters, Lesnar should be the best in South Dakota