Why would you make that claim?? Who has he beaten????
Marvin Eastman??? Gono??? Ninja Rua???
None of these make him a top 10 fighter.
He's lost to...
Gegard Mousasi?? Kang is his biggest win.
Yoshihiro Akiyama??? Once again, Kang is his biggest win.
Doerkson, Jason Miller, Misaki!!!
Like I said, I like Denis, I really do, but come on, top ten????
He'll beat lower level 185lbers in the UFC and that's it. If he fights ANYONE with skill there, he's toast.
If you say mousassi, akiyama had their best wins against Kang, then he cant be that bad right?
But i agree that Kang hasnt been looking great.
However, back in the days he had big wins, against Ninja for example, Ninja wasnt that bad either.
Kang has been looking horrible lately, seriously. Loosing to Akiyama, standing? That is horrible, considering Kang is a striker.
2 years ago, he would of been a top 10 MW for sure, but i agree that today, he has to prove it.
I hope the UFC wont make the same mistake again, and send him another very hard contender on his first fight.
There is one thing i did not like so far about how the UFC matches up those known fighters from other org, and its that to them, they are "outsiders" and are here to compete against the UFC, so they match them up right away with strong contenders or future contenders, while they build up other fighters from TUF or other popular fighters.
Anyways that was a little off topic, im happy hes here, i wish Paulo Filho would freaking join soon before he starts sucking.
My guess is that his 2nd fight(providing he wins the first) will be Chris Leben. That would be awesome, id like to see Leben get retired by Kang.