Originally Posted by ZZtigerZZ81
Better then being 1-3 against the people in that list. I still can't understand why Chuck is so highly ranked. i think I even ranked him highly too. Wanderlei is too 1-3. So, are you saying that those two because they beat someone on that list are more deserving?
Sokky and Tito are legit wins...Thiago Silva has wins over cans named Houston Alexander and James Irvin and gets more respect then Machida mainly because he is not afraid to mix it up. I can't wait for Machida to embarass Silva, but I am sure we will all forget how highly we ranked Thiago after that in order to downgrade yet another victory. Tito and Sokky were both considered top 10 LHW's before they faced Machida.
Wand and Chuck are a weird case, they were the top dog for a long time, then lost a couple, then Chuck beat Wand, who beat the guy that beat Chuck. Not deserving of a shot though i agree, and if they lose again, they should be out for sure. They're only there because they were so dominant for so long. Residual effect that is about to wear off imo.
Tito and Sokky? Thats subjective, but Tito hasn't been ranked in a while, and Sokky, while scoring two quick KOs against 2 good opponents in Pride, hasn't panned out to be the player we thought he was....and is no longer ranked.
Machida needs to beat Thiago, and one other ranked fighter. Same goes for Thiago too, he needs to beat Machida and one other ranked fighter.