Originally Posted by RearNaked
You're allowed to disagree, Lyoto. But to think I'm going to stop anything because of you is the real joke.
And fair enough, HitorGet. You have a sound argument, and we'll just have to see what happens.
Once be bashes Okami's face in, we`ll see where he stands in everyone else`s mind. People called me crazy when I said Hendricks was going to run through Kampmann and a lot of people disagreed when I said Nelson would walk through Mitrione. I try to rank fighters as much on ability as on record, and I think Belcher`s very good UFC record COMBINED with what I see as almost unlimited upside, puts him at #2 for me.
I think he would own Bisping and Weidman as well.
I'm pretty sure the general opinion was that Hendricks and Nelson were going to win.
Belcher's best wins are Palhares and Cote, both who are less than average UFC fighters. Meanwhile, Weidman has beat Munoz and Maia. Though I don't think Munoz is any good, he is still a way better fighter than Palhares and Cote. Also, as much as I dislike Boetsch, he has wins over Lombard and Okami, both top 10 opposition who are tested and proven to be elite fighters. To say that Belcher is #2 going by resume is absolutely effin' ridiculous.
Anyway, it is funny you talk about potential. If you think Belcher has more potential than Weidman, then well...really nothing much to say here. Belcher has fought for 6 years in the UFC and really has not accomplished much. Weidman is not even 2 years into his UFC tenure and he is widely considered to be the #2 middleweight in the world.