Not it's not non-sense. If someone can get down to LHW consistently, then they are a natural LHW. He is a natural LHW.
Dude just let it go. Pride Coleman could NOT get down to 205, no way. And again, he was bigger and much stronger than Nog.
I think it's (edit) wrong to think that Randy was close to being finished. Randy was never in any danger.
Ugh... Randy even got flash KOd on the second KD. Look at the way he falls and how his legs go limp under him for a second.
Obviously you're a huge Nog fan, so if that's how you saw it, that's how you saw it. But I don't recall any 10-8 rounds on the scorecards. Maybe we're just looking at the word "owned" differently.
Obviously?? I'm not a big fan of Nog, let alone a "huge fan" of his. I actually like Randy more than Nog. I had Randy winning by UD and was rooting for him as I had money on him.
Whenever I'm breaking down or predicting a fight, I try to put my love/hate for certain fighters to the side and think logically
. Thing that you clearly failed to do in your Fedor/Brett fight prediction.
Couture did the same thing. Penn went up in weight and held the WW belt (didn't he?). Doesn't mean they were naturally at that weight.
Your just contradicting yourself here. First, BJ held it but unlike Randy didn't defend. Second, BJ winning the WW title by rocking and subbing a bigger, much stronger opponent in Matt Hughes just proves that size doesnt matter as much as you think:
Fedor #1 HW- tiny
Machida #1 LHW- very small
Shogun (who beat Lyoto according to most)- small LHW
AS #1 MW- big, but not the biggest 185er
GSP- same as above, not the biggest 170er
BJ- average sized LW
Not sure what point you are making here. Nog is a legit HW. He couldn't cut down to LHW if he wanted to. That's the division he is in, and Cain is a true HW and a great test for him. Perhaps it's one you don't think he needs, but I need to see it. I'm an empirical guy.
Isnt it clear what point I am making?
Nog was only 10 lbs heavier than Randy. Randy tooled and finished much larger, heavier men in the past.
Your saying size mattered in this fight when it clearly didn't. 10 lbs is not much of a difference, especially considering Randy's greco-roman base and strength advantage.
Which Pride fighters are you referring to?
Usually carrying around unnecessary muscle mass or fat will wear your cardio down faster (Randleman, Coleman, Sokky, Sapp, etc.) but then you have exceptions.
I'm just saying Brock's cardio hasn't looked great in some of his fights (Couture, Mir 2) and for him to carry even more muscle than he does now, would only affect his cardio imo