I beg to differ, the UFC heavyweight division right now is anything but weak. Back when Sylvia was champion he took it from Ricco Rodriguez (touch and go heavyweight)
Not when Sylvia and him fought...he was on an 11 win fight streak. After that loss he fell from grace.
then defended it again Gan McGee (never any good),
Four fight win streak and so he got a shot.
lost to Frank Mir,
A very formidable submission guy
had the trilogy with Arlovski,
Decent HW at the time
defended against Monson,
-stinker never understood that match up
then lost it to the Great Randy Couture.
Great might be a stretch but Randy is a great fighter who gameplans with the best of them. No shame in losing to him.
Right now the heavyweight division has Champion JDS, Cain,
Shane Carwin (recovering from an injury),
I don't think he is that great a HW. Also hasn't fought in two years so I wouldn't include him in the current roster.
Really don't understand the Reem love most of recent wins are in kick boxing and when he fought Werdum he was getting beat in the striking dept. and if Werdum had stopped flopping to his but he probably would have won that match.
I think he is a brokedown HW in the twilight of his career. He has seven fight in the UFC and has lost 3 of those and was getting his ass handed to him by Syliva before the choke.
Roy Nelson, list goes on with good fighters.
I like Roy I really do and against not top ten competition he looks great but against top 10 guys like Mir, JDS, Werdum he is a punching bag for them.