I like Jardine alot. I don't agree that he is still a pure brawler though. He took Houston Alexander lightly and got humiliated. He was the first to fight him, fighters now have the luxury of knowing to just take Houston to the ground. Proving my point, Jardine certainly did not "just brawl" with Chuck. There can be no question there and as a matter of fact didn't Jardine/Chuck feel alot like Rampage/Forrest? The winner of each was the underdog and sure looked great in executing their gameplan.
But the fact remains, he destroyed Forrest who has really utilized his leg kicks since being taught to by Jardine during their match. (who was saying Forrest was getting the better of the stand up in that fight? When? for the 25 seconds before head met canvas? LOL)
He beat Chuck using strategy when most people wanted the Chuck of old to comeback and rip someone apart. Didn't happen, Jardine made Chuck look....well, old.
You aren't going to be a popular fighter when you beat Chuck Liddell and Forrest Griffin. That's not supposed to happen especially by someone who can't follow up the victory with some cheeky humor in the press.
For that reason this thread should fill up. A lot of people hate Keith "The Prom King Slayer" Jardine.
A groan of tedium escapes me...