Originally Posted by Canadian Psycho
I don't see how you could rank him higher than Vitor, and as good as he looked tonight, the fact remains... he lost yet again to a top 5 MW. I fully believe that Mike can hang with a guy like Okami or Munoz, something I didn't before, but it'd be nice to see him actually secure one of those wins before officially moving him up the ladder.
That's how I feel as well, he ain't a top 5 till he beats one. On paper
he could do it, but he hasn't done it yet. I'd be fine with saying he's a potential top 5 or that he has top 5 skills, but he isn't a top 5 fighter till he beats one. So far I have Anderson, Belfort, Sonnen, Okami, and Wanderlei ahead of him, with him & Munoz being pretty close to tied. I also see Cung Le being able to give him a ton of trouble up until he gasses & slows down.