Originally Posted by Canadian Psycho
People who use his performance against Brock as the measuring stick probably haven't seen a lot of his fights.
It's a perfectly reasonable measuring stick for a number of reasons;
1. The two fights were back-to-back (although 1 year apart due to his suspension). It's tough to compare a non-roided 32 year old AO, to a mid-20s (likely roided up) PRIDE version.
2. Looking back - Brock's health certainly raises some eyebrows and questions.
3. The obvious factor that AO was on roids vs. Brock, and wasn't for this fight.
The book is essentially closed for AO for me. Can he handle some mid-range heavyweights? Probably, but I don't see him living up to the hype as a contender for the belt.