Originally Posted by AtomDanger
Horn has 16 losses and 5 draws. Not to mention the majority of his 79 wins have been in smaller companies to no name fighters.
Baroni? When did he beat him? 03? decision lol.
Baroni has 8 losses and only 10 wins lol
He lasted under 3 minutes with Fedor.
Newton, Lutter and Salaverry are not big wins.
Newton would have been a big win 3 years ago.
Lutter has 9 wins and 4 losses with no wins over anybody worth talking about, maybe Cote.
Salaverry? That was a decision win in 2002.
So again... how is he the best at all?
Horn's still a tough guy to finish, and Lindland was fighting in a higher weight class. He still whomped Horn. Horn was coming off nice wins against Prangley & Sonnen, too.
Baroni was actually a really tough guy during that time period, coming off nice wins against Menne & Suloev the second time around.
Salaverry was a nice win, because Salaverry was coming off a nice win against Semenov. Decision or not, it was a nice win.
The Newton win was ok since Lindland kicked his ass, but Newton just isn't the same anymore.
Also, Lindland has nice wins against Ricardo Almeida, Vitale, and Pat Miletich.
I think the idea of "If he didn't beat an A-list fighter, then he ain't nuthin'" is ridiculous. Lindland beat a bunch of solid fighters, almost beat the current LHW champion, and would be a welcome addition to a division that needs welcome additions.
Lindland is a badass corner guy, same for Coleman. Though, my favorite corner guy has to be Murilo Bustamante. He just looks like he hates everyone involved when he's cornering, including the guy he's cornering. Hell, he probably does.