Randy was at hw at the time if I'm not mistaken and chuck was titos successor. That is my logic.
I'm not taking his entire career not consideration just the championship reign
How can you not take into consideration the man who ended Tito's championship reign?
Also how much value can you place on his "reign" when he lost to the champion, Frank Shamrock.
Finally their was another title going on in a rival company that had a similar and even stronger roster of 205ers.
Many of the HW champions of that era were really LHW's. Their's a famous story of one of the pre-Zuffa owners going up to Tito and asking him how much weight he could cut down to, Tito says 205 and thus the division is born. Their was quite a bit of flux in the divisions, and Tito's run half of those guys were MW's.