Are you for real here? Cmon man, Diaz beat him fair and square pot or not.
But, in reality, it's a NC, so technically, it doesn't count and shouldn't count. Diaz getting busted was his own fault.
As far as BJ goes, granted he hasn't been very active recently, but he does hold a win over Gomi just before Gomi's run, and even in his losses he looks impressive, while even in his wins i think Gomi isn't nearly as impressive as people think. I think he's wild, combined with his power makes him dangerous....but thats not enough to wow me.
I can't count a fight that happened 4 years ago, though. Sure, BJ beat Gomi's ass, but Gomi went on a nice tear afterwards. BJ hasn't been fighting at LW, though. His fights with Hughes & GSP were at WW. He fought Machida at...whatever wonky weight that was, and he beat Renzo & Rodrigo at MW. These have nothing to do with LW.
Just curious, Flak, have you watched Bushido 9 yet? Because, Gomi looked really good on that show, brutally whomping Kawajiri. I recommend it. Gomi has his off day's, definitely, but when he's "On," he's dangerous.
Aside from that, i think Pride guys fight so often that the champs aren't always fighting top of the food chain guys.
I do agree with this. Pride's matchmaking, for the most part, sucked, and they did protect Gomi, though his win against Ishida was impressive.