I would like to see Diego have a few more dominating performances before he got his title shot. It seems like you win four fights against nobodies and then one good fight against a "somebody" goes to decision and everyone says TITLE SHOT. It's too soon. Like it was siad before, I want some foreplay.
I know I'll catch some flack for this one but I really think BJ Penn is more suited for the LW division based on his speed, height, conditioning and skills. The guy is awesome. Easily one of the best BJJ practitioners I've seen in UFC. I just think he gives up alot of weight to guys like Hughes, St. Pierre and Sanchez. Plus keeping his weight up to be competitive in that weight class makes his conditioning appear worse than it really is. The three of them cut weight to make their fights. BJ Penn can barely make the weight limit for MW.
If you watch him in his LW fights, he puts on a much better performance. I think he could beat Sherk in that weight class. I think he could give Diego a real run for his money if they fought but you won't see that fight for a while.
Strategy wise, Diego wouldn't even take that fight in '07 because he wouldn't want to take a chance that a loss to BJ could drop him down in title contension and a win wouldn't move him further ahead to his goal of taking out Hughes or GSP. All he has to do is wait it out and he has a title shot after he beats Riggs. Riggs vs. Diego. Diego takes him out in the second round. Joe Riggs takes those wild punches that leave him open for a takedown and Diego capitalizes with a mount, strikes and a submissionm maybe armbar.
Fedor sleeps with a night light. Not because Fedor is afraid of the dark, but the dark is afraid of Fedor.