Give some respect to Fedor
Its apparent Dana White made a great job of making vast majority of the fans go from worshiping him like a god to saying hes overrated and nothing special. At the same time its Dana's job to promote his product while diminishing others, but theres alot of bs going on.
First consider he fought all the best talent available outside of the UFC. He fought Cro Cop and Nogueira in their prime (and they are better then Werdum, Bigfoot and Hendo). He also fought Arlovski, Rogers (who KO'd Arlovski even faster then Fedor) and Tim Sylvia coming off losing his title. He never fought a current ufc champion because he was never in the ufc... He was also supposed to fight Barnett before he pulled out who was considered his biggest threat. Point is he never ducked ANYONE. He was also willing to fight Overeem after Werdum, and was interested in a fight with Brock Lesnar (the ufc champion at the time).
Now I agree that he made the biggest mistake of his life for not signing with the ufc while still in his prime, but his 3 losses in a row came as a result of being out of prime and bad coaching/gameplan. As I mentioned before Big Nog and Cro Cop in their prime were better then Werdum, Bigfoot and Henderson because Nog beat both Werdum and Henderson and Werdum beat Bigfoot.
So the idea is that prime fedor was the best fighter in the world of his time (before Cain, JDS, Brock and Carwin even had their first ufc fight). If you give respect to Royce Gracie give respect to Fedor
Following: Cain , JDS, Werdum, Shogun, Machida, Weidman, Pettis, Aldo, Melendez