Is Brock done? Well let me answer your question with a question, is Frank Mir, Randy Couture and Shane Carwin 'done'? Brock beat those guys, 2 of whom would be mentioned in most lists of the top 5-6 guys in the world.
Brock is far from done. He will beat pretty much everyone he comes across based purely on natural athleticism, heck he has only trained 3 years or so not discounting a serious illness and he has still fought and beaten some of the elite of the HW division. His skills will only get better. It has been shown that he is developing as a fighter, for example from Mir 1 to Mir 2.
The reason this hasnt been abundantly clear in his last 2 fights. How about the fact that his competition has improved dramatically, until just recently he was fighting possibly the best HW on the planet...after 6 fights! Guys are currently fighting on TUF with more experience and time in the gym.
Brock is still a baby at MMA, he has been winning through his natural abilities but more and more we have seen that technique and skill have been playing a bigger part. I expect him to return and be successful. I expect him to be back in title contention very soon.
Will he ever beat Cain? I think with the right gameplanning and drastic improvements to his striking he could very well stand a chance. But Cain is still young and will develop even further. Perhaps Cain will not be one obstacle Brock cannot surmount, but even if that where so should he be classed as 'done'? If not being able to beat the best in the world is to result in retirement then the entire WW and MW division should start looking for a new job.
I would place him a heavy favourite against anyone who doesnt have elite wrestling and ability to get back to their feet after a takedown and excellent striking with power to put him away.
The only person who fits that description is...your new HW Champion. And arguably Fedor. I would still back him against JDS, against Carwin, and against anyone else.
People have tried to detract from Brock all through his MMA career, and he has proven them wrong repeatedly. I have no doubt he will do so again.
Last edited by Dream-On-101; 11-08-2010 at 04:47 PM.