yea, really, the same Chael who has improved immensely since then and has EARNED his spot in the top 5.
When Chael lost to Horn or Sobral, even tho it was along time ago, those guys were ranked and top guys then too.
but plz, tell me, whats his golden strategy vs Chael?? Cuz if its anything other than ending up on his back, it wont work.
Gayguard couldnt stop Chaels TDs, i would bet my account on that. His wrestling is less than medicore.
How exactly did he improve immensely ? not a belt holder of any kind and lost to an injured Silva,One dimensional Chael is not even on the same level as Mousasi.Why don't you bet your account on Mousasi never winning any sort of UFC belt MW or LHW?
Let's explore these top 5. There are three MWs, so nothing there to make him a top LHW. Jake Obrien is 2-2 at LHW with wins over names like Hess and valtonen, he's not exactly a top level guy. Sobral is the only guy there worth talking about, but a win over Babalu shouldn't guarantee you a top 10 spot at LHW.
Mousasi is a MW who moved up to LHW and fights at HW also,He just recently started fighting at LHW between a 3 year span.Akihiro Gono got dominated in Round 1 and cought a lucky Armbar at Pride Bushido 12, so at Pride Bushido 13 Mousasi took it out on Lombard.This was in 2006 when Anderson Silva was getting cought in Flying Scissor Heel Hooks Mousasi was winning in Pride.After beating Santos,Kang at Dream, Manhoef,and Souza all as a MW he decided to move to LHW division and his first fight vs Mark Hunt who had a 65 pounds advantage over him.So in 7 fights as a LHW with wins over 2 Heavyweights he's 6 out 7 with an SF belt and a Dream Belt Mousasi is so over rated.