Originally Posted by deadmanshand
I hate that he got cheated out of his belt against Benson but I've wanted him at this weight since it was brought in. Him versus Aldo or KZ would be awesome. Denis Siver would be a good one too as his 145 debut looked real good.
It's about time. Maybe he can start finishing guys on a regular basis instead of forcing these close one way or the other decisions that breed controversy.
He might have won that last fight. But arguably, he didn't win the first and didn't deserve a rematch, and arguably didn't even beat BJ the first time. So he should be grateful he had the belt when he did for as long as he did, because despite the sway of any one or two judges on any given night over a close decision, there is no way he is the best fighter at 155. Not by a long shot.
He's a great guy though, and I will be pulling for him to win at 145 where he should have been all along.