Originally Posted by swedish_fighter
Lol man, Guys like Nog is still relevant in the UFC. I don't think you get it..
Fedor fought these guys at a different time, during their PRIME. Most guys in the UFC fight a few times then they are out.
. Fighters usually get worse after time, however not all, cro cop is one of those that got worse.
You can't take away Brocks win against Mir (who is a great fighter), just cus he keeps fighting 5-10 years more and ends up looking like a can.. Fighting the best when they are at their best proves that you are the best..
And Fedor has done that, and still is
.. You say fighters today are so much stronger, bs, how come Pride guys like Hendo still knock the sh* out of most UFC guys?
Fedor btw recently fought a guy as big as Brock called Brett Rogers, with probably a comparable strenght..
And won. Brett is probably a top 3 HW. Most likley he would shake the UFC HW division badly, just as Fedor could..
Bolded for No.
SOME guys fight in the UFC a few times and are out, but there are very few fighters who have less than 20+ bouts that retire. Many UFC fighters, if they aren't cut, stay until they retire, which in many cases is a long time.
Fedor has done that, but in no way, shape or for is he now. If he wanted to fight the best in the world at their best, he would've fought Randy in the UFC 4 years ago when he wanted to and he'd be over in the UFC right now fighting guys like Mir (who is obviously near his peak), Brock, who is only getting better, JDS who is turning into one of hte best strikers the HW division has seen in a LONG time and the like.
Hendo was 3-2 in the UFC. 2 of those wins came by decision, one of those Split that I still think he lost (Franklin, who is far from a new guy he'd be knocking the shit out of). The only person he "Knocked the shit out of" is Bisping who is far from being top of the UFC's class.
Rogers WEIGHS as much as Brock but is nowhere NEAR his size. Rogers is pudgy and tall while Brock is Stocky and built like a brick wall. Brock is almost all muscle. There is no WAY Brett could even hope to compare to him in strength or size. Let alone talent.
Rogers is #3 HW in the world? Seriously? You think he would beat (judging by rankings across many MMA sites) Mir, Cain, JDS, Carwin and Nog? That's a joke. Brett is a brawler with little technical ability outside of his jab and sub defense, there's a reason he's ranked #7 last time I checked, which was BEFORE he fought Fedor. HE would get crushed in the UFC's HW division.