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.
I think chuck in his prime was better than Tito in his prime, I just think that hat particular loss was the end of titos prime. He was never he same after.
To give you another example, chuck had a much better career than rampage ith UFC, still got beat twic and losing his belt was the beginning of the end.
And you just can't bring people from other weight classes and promotions into this as Tito hd no control over those things.
People love to hate the Tito, but he was the longest reigning lhw champ ever an is a sure fire hall of famer.
Anyone who thins otherwise is. A Hall of Lamer