The SF LHW div is weak. Feijao is the best imo and he woul definitely be a TOP 1 guy in the UFC. Mousassi was a big dissapointment for me, against Mo.
Mousasi did the the same thing that the best pound for pound fighter in the world did w/out the last second submission. Against a better wreslter who has never come under question for PEDs.
Henderson is past his prime, got beat up by a guy who is fighting at WW now.
Henderson has won 4 out of his last 5 those wins are over
and Michael Bisbing
That doesn't sound like a fighter that is over the hill.. he lost to Jake Shields who is world ranked in 2 different weight classes.. Yushin Okami also lost to Jake... so what does that mean?
Kyle has some power, but other than that he has nothing.
Kyle has crazy power. And he's training at AKA with Cain Velasquez and Josh Koscheck.. he kept top position over a huge HW Bigfoot in his last fight for the entire round..
Roger Gracie has amazing BJJ, but he doesn't have enough experience to hold his own against the best UFC LHWs.
I'm not gonna do the UFC VS Strikeforce argument with you. For alot of members just having those letters across your gloves ups your skill set 90%
Babalu is a CAN! Not even a can!
Babalu is not a can.. He's lost twice since 2007 to 2 of the top 5 LHWS in Strikeforce in Gegard Mousasi and Dan Henderson.
As far as LHW is concerned...
Ovince St. Preux
and Roger Gracie
Comet to mind right away... thats not bad for an organizaiton that has only recently taken world stage when you think about it...
WW division: Diaz, Noons and Daley, who did nothing against the guy who did less than nothing against the UFC champ.
Tyron Woodley and Tarec Saffedine need to be watched... those two are beasts..
LW division: Melendez is great imo. He could be a contender in the UFC. Other than that: Thomson is decent. And Cavalcante.
The rest: cans! (if i forgot some fighters, excuse me. i am tired and had some extra beers)
This is where you're real wrong...
These guys are like the 4 horsemen all heavily skilled and capable of wreckin shit.
Beerbom and Evangelista are undefeated , Masvidal is slick striker with KO wins over Joe Lauzon and Yves Edwards, and Wilcox is just a beast, he just shut down Vitor Riberio in his last fight...
Those guys are very exciting and are the new generation of LWs in STRIKEFORCE..
Throw them in with Thompson, Melendez, JZ and Noons when he bounces back from WW like he does and you got some fights.....
Include the cross promotion with DREAM fighters like Aoki and the fact that Kawajiri is more than likely on his way over this year and you must have bumped your head to say that STRIKEFORCEs LW divsion is a bunch of cans...
The SF is doing an excellent job atm promoting its biggest and most important asset: the HW division.
They should keep focusing on this until they can sign some big names in the other divisions.
At this point WW needs work but as it is they are well on their way of having a very respectable promotion.