markam = fioravanti
swick = Koscheck
Gono = yoshida (these days)
and then you have davis who is a TUFer so afraid of real competition that he specifically asked to fight on all the overseas cards..Which has you know doesnt really have the best of the best..Kevin burns could probably flourish in that environment..
If you hold a torch for hardy then so be it but dont try and make out the fighters he has beaten are head and shoulders above johnson's when they are interchangeable..If johnson beats Kos there really is no differece between the 2
Thats if he beats Koschek. Your comparing what Hardy has done to what Johnson might do. It doesnt hold much weight at the moment. Also, as far as Alves having much better stand up then Hardy, I would have to disagree with that. Alves has a ton of power in his hands but isnt particularly fast or accurate, he was getting outstruck by Karo and Derrick Noble until he caught both of them. GSP completely outstruck him and even dropped him. Hardy has faced much better strikers then Alves has in Swick and Davis and he has outstruck them. Also, Hardy is undeafeated in the UFC, Johnson has two losses regardless of the circumstances surrounding those losses, they are still losses.