I can understand many reasons for writing Chris off. But commenting on the quality of his opponents up to now is not one of them.
Who did Ben Hendesron beat before he got his title shot?
Who did GSP beat before he got his title eliminator against Penn?
Who did Silva beat before he got his title shot?
Who did Bones beat before Rua?
All these guys fought their toughest opponents from their first title shot and onwards.