I decided to make this thread because i feel that Forrest is the most under appreciated champ in the whole of the UFC. While it may not get dissed as much as Brock does, he doesn't get the respect he deserved for his accomplishments and his performances as of the last year of so. This could be due to the fact that Forrest is seen as the TUF 1 season winner and not
the LHW champion
Forrest beat the 2 #1 LHW's in the world straight. A lot of people thought that he would get mauled by Shogun, but he ended setting a pace that Shogun couldn't handle (yes shogun had a knee injury, but forrest had a shoulder injury....so stfu) and he ultimately finished Shogun, which apart from Coleman's BS win is the 2nd person to do that. Watch that fight again, Forrest's Top game is pretty nice, but his defence on his back and his ability to stand up are awesome
Then we have the Rampage fight, where once again people thought he would get mauled. Forrest showed his awesome striking from the outside incl. his really powerful leg kicks. Then in the 2nd round we got to see how his top game improved as for 5 minutes he kept rampage on his back. After what some people thought was a controversial decision (i didn't think it was i had the scores at 48-46) Forrest became the new LHW champion.
Now he is defending his title for the first time against Rashad Evans, who came off a lucky punch (jks guys, but i am a Chuck fan
) against Chuck Lidell and people are doubting him again. I feel that Forrest's leg kicks will be to much for Rashad as his head movement doesnt help him there, and i also feel that Forrest's bottom game is better defensively then Rashad's Top game
SO ALL ABOARD THE FORREST GRIFFIN WARWAGON (until Lyoto gets his shot....)
, or show respect to the unrespected