Dont hate on Cote too much, the division wasnt the biggest at the time and Cote had title contender skills with his striking. He proved his defensive ground game against Almeida and that earnt him a shot. Silva may have clowned around but was always weary of Cotes power and had respect for that.
Even though Cung just beat Cote, it shows MMA is still evolving and talent levels becoming more equal. A few exceptions still exist like Cung would of had a better small chance beating Silva 5 years ago then now.
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