Originally Posted by jonnyg4508
Probably because he beats so many 185er so easily that no one wants to place them there.
185 Vitor just gave Bones a tougher fight than Shogun did.
185 Sonnen is focking getting a title shot at 205.
2 guys Anderson WHOOPED up on at 185 are now getting title shots at 205. And another guys who WAS going to get it was Hendo....Who Anderson ALSO beat down at 185.
Jones is fighting a bunch of 185ers Anderson has killed. And you want to act like 205 fighters are so much better? How?
That makes no sense. You are caught up in name value. Shogun is a shell of his former self fighting a close one with Vera. Rampage is a joke. Rashad is a guy who belongs at 185. The 205 division is a joke because many don't want to cut the weight. Because they are too old to do so.
205 division is so overrated. How can you still rate it so high when they are having to recycle ANderson's 185 left overs and give them title shots at 205? How can you with a straight face bash 185 and gloat about 205? Seems idiotic.
You make some fair points, but the counter argument to Vitor and Chael getting title shots is that they didn't earn those shots. They got their shots because of their "names" as opposed to earning it by defeating a top ten guy.
Looking at the 185lbers in the top ten right now
Chael Sonnen - Jeremy Horn, Babalu, Griffin
Chris Weidman - NCAA - Davis
Belfort - Liddell, Sakuraba, Couture
Munoz - Hamill
Bisping - Evans
Boetsch - Matyshenko, Brilz, Davis
Notice the common theme...LHW wrestlers taking natural LHW's down to MW. LHW maybe overrated but it's still dominant to MW.
I don't argue with 205 being overrated, personally I consider WW, FlyW(now) and LW's to be where the real P4P fighters compete.