Originally Posted by Villian
chuck's still decent fighter but i dont see him beating jardine, the only reason why chuck was so dominant back then is cuz he was mostly fight wrestlers.
Originally Posted by Jundon!
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It's so ridiculous how people keep saying this when it obviously isn't true. Yeah Chuck fought a lot of wrestlers but the best 205ers in the UFC then were
wrestlers so it's not like he was being fed easy fights.
Besides Chucks beaten several very good strikers comperhensively over the years. He had a really good fight with Mezger and ended up finishing him, stopped Overeem in the first in a pretty competitive fight and Alistairs a really good diverse striker. He's also got decisions over Belfort (back when Vitor was still decent and Chuck completely outstruck him) and Wandy even though Wand looked pretty bad in that fight so I don't really get where this myth about Chuck only
fighting wrestlers comes from TBH.
Chucks still a good fighter and is starting to get a bit underrated on here (never thought I'd say that) but TBH I'd still give Jardine the edge.
Chucks never dealt with leg kicks well, even in his early fights he just seemed to like soaking them up and while he can catch Jardine at anytime Keiths a real tough fighter and Chucks gonna have to really hurt him to finish him IMO. Not to mention Keith matches up pretty well with Chuck cos he knows he's not getting pressured and would work his herky jerky style to outpoint Chuck for another UD. I'd still be rooting for Liddell by KO though.