Originally Posted by RWCNT
I've noticed a weird trend of people saying match-ups don't make sense for the division because they feature two "marketable challengers" for the division's current champ. Weirdest fight fan logic ever, do these people have shares in Zuffa or what?
Agreed with this. Very odd trend that is getting bigger and bigger.
I'm here for the fights. Not so much personalities or build up. I understand why they do it. But as a fan I like to see the best fights.
Originally Posted by Toxic
I really fail to see a logical argument for nog wining and after silva/term I don't expect lightning to strike twice
You can say that. But Nogs get underrated these days. Is there a logical reason on paper he can win? Not exactly. But like Hendo he doesn't need one. He finds people's chins and has more power than people realize.
He has proven that he isn't done. He got KO'd by Mir with Staph and looked the worst he ever has. He got KO'd by Cain, the current champ and straight beast. He handled Randy. He proved he still has some chin left vs. Schaub then KO'd him. He was killing Mir on the feet and easily would have cruised to vitory if he simply went for a ref stoppage over trying to sub the almost out Mir. He then handled Herman. He isn't top 5. But he has proven that he can hang and beat solid guys. Werdum has a better versatility of strikes, but who is to say Nog can't get inside and mix it up?
Everyone counted out Lil Nog as well. They are both still very solid boxers with more chin than one may think. Werdum's biggest advantage is he moves better and can hit him at range with kicks.