Originally Posted by mohod1982
i really dont see why the hell shogun is ranked #1.the only big names he beat are randleman,arona,lil nog,rampage,overeem.besides rampage i dont think any of these guys were even top 5 at the time...imo he should be like #3 or 4 after rampage,liddell,silva..what do u guys think...
Do you realize the irony in your post? Do you realize just who those people are?. Shoguns beaten more competition in his last 5 fights then most people in their career. Hes 16-2-0, with having only ONE REAL defeat, and thats to Babalu.
Kevin Randleman(16-12-2): One of the most athletic, and strongest wrestlers in MMA (still). One time UFC HW champ, hes beaten the likes of Mirko, Rizzo, Bas Rutten(seriously he did), gave Fedor his biggest scare.
Lil Nog(12-3-0): Twin brother of Big Nog, and at times just as skilled as him. Incredible jitz, and insane hands, won bronze at recent Pan Am games in boxing. Beaten the likes of Henderson (in much better fashion then page),Overeem, Saku, Mezger
Rampage(28-6-0): well hes unified LHW champ now isnt he? You pretty much answered your question right there. Aside from Wandy, Shoguns given him his worst beating.
Overeem(25-10-0): One of the best strikers in MMA, and the master of the guillotine choke. Alistair was always regarded as trouble in the LHW div. Hes beaten the likes of Vovchanchyn, Belfort, and ruined Kharitonov's career.
need I go on?...
all what really matters is who has the belt. so you wasted a HUGE post for nothing. you can post that 100 times, but rampage will still have the belt today. you can post it 600 more times, but rampage is still hung over, from partying all night after beating the dude that beat the shit out of wandy. you can post it 1000 times but shogun is still facing a top 15 fighter, while rampage will be sitting on the beaches of europe with his belt, enjoying the nice weather. do you get the picture yet? the past doesnt mean shit. rampage is the top dawg, and the only LHW to beat two top 5s back to back this year. i win
Rampage is that you?
Have you ever heard of Matt Serra?
Remember son, if UFC had not picked up Rampage on the doorsteps of WFA, he might have never been champ, or maybe he would have, for KOTC or somewhere. Believe me Im not knocking Page, he is a great fighter and has matured exponentialy. But if you really look at it, Shogun has had a more recent career and prime, and also has been much more dominant in the LHW div. In UFC he had to fight twice to attain the belt, where as in PRIDE he fought over 15 times and still got nothing, even being decimated at the opening rounds of the MW tourny, BY Shogun....