1. Chucks undisciplined striking will not be so easy to land against a more disciplined opponent with good defense and a better reach.
2. Scherner was a BJJ guy, Vera is a BJJ guy. Scherner is from Brazil, supposively the "better" grappler. Takedowns in that fight should not have been easy for either fighter. But they did occur, and the more disciplined, less experienced Vera was the better.
3. My theme is always discipline. Chuck has the KOs, but he is too undisciplined. He has only been as "great" as he is, in the Octagon. And I am not a believer that the light-heavyweights in the UFC are comparable to the other venues out there. I think Pride gave us a taste of that.
I am judging my opinion on this fight, not on Chuck, as much as I am on Vera. It is his impressive discipline that I like. Where have you seen him show weakness?
Lets see him take this pose against Vera! (lets see if the picture loads!)