I don't think there can be any doubt. Sure he's gotten mauled by Houston and Wanderlei...he isn't technically sound, or particularly good at any aspect of mma, but he's just plain TOUGH.....lets look at some things he's done:
vs. Wilson Gouvaia - Jardine comes into the fight injured, and loses the first round badly....taking a beating via leg kicks.....yet in rounds 2 and 3 he battles back and wins a UD basically via shear toughness
vs. Forrest Griffin
- faced with adversity as Griffin isn't brawling but fighting a smart technical fight....he eats a few shots, but Jardine figures him out and waddes in with punches to finish the current LHW champ
- even the first round was close, Chuck landed some great right hands on the money....bloodied and battered, Jardine battled back in round 2 and 3 to win a clear cut UD
vs. Vera - the fact that he still won after this.....
says it all...many fighter would have crumpled but Jardine continued to battle on and eeek out a split decision
This thread's for you Keith, the toughest and scariest looking man in the UFC