Given how well some other wrestlers have done, you would think that if he had started earlier he could have been great. But now you would have thought that his wrestling skills were too rusty. That and the fact that his neck is about to explode into a thousand fragments.
Perhaps he is hoping to get special permission to be able to use steel chairs, have his corner distract the referee and then do low blows, conceal knuckle-dusters in his shoe, and so on. That would definitely make those matchups a little fairer. I can see it now:
Rogan: And though he was maybe one of the top 2 or 3 guys in the world, I can't help but think that this match up was a very, very bad idea. What was Joe Silva thinking?
Golide: Herb Dean starts the action, we're off. Now Lidell is circling him, he looks like he's teeing up that big, looping right... what's this! It's Dean Lister! He's at the corner of the octagon, and he's gesturing to the referee!
Rogan: It'll be interesting to see how the refereee deals with this. He should send Lister away.
Goldie: Yep, that's what he's doing. Yep, he's sent Lister away- Lister is furious! He can't believe it! But, wait, who's that?
Rogan: It's Tito Ortiz! He's tossed a steel chair over the wall of the Octagon! And Herb Dean hasn't seen it!
Goldie: Tito with the kick... no! Too late! Angle nailed him with the steel chair shot, and has tossed the chair back out to Ortiz! Now Dean turns back! He's stopping it! Angle is the new light heavyweight champion!