Poor Denis. Whether it's injuries or defeats, he just can't seem to get his momentum back.
After going undefeated in 23 (!!!) straight fights, he's lost three of his last four. His only win isince late 2006 is over Jung Gyu Choi, hardly a top-level competitor.
Kang has all the talent in the world, and his recent defeats have come against quality opponents, but this past year and a half has to be a huge disappointment for a guy who was tabbed as the next great middleweight superstar when he was tearing up guys like Ninja Weir and Suloev.
I know Dana White was very interested in Denis following Zuffa's purchase of Pride, but I'm guessing his losses to Akiyama and Mousasi have caused the UFC president's head to turn away.
Denis is still pretty young, not 31 until September, he has a great camp in ATT and he's an exciting fighter. Do you guys think he can get it together and be a superstar after all, or is he destined to become another of MMA's what-if men?