Well I guess a better question is where do you rate him at LHW? I guess that matters here.
I believ right now these guys are better than he is at 205.
- I don't care if he got rocked a tad. He won 2 rounds of MMA fighting. It is MMA isn't it?
- His destruction of Matt Hamill in my opinion is better than anything Silva has done. Plus he just has more ways to beat you.
- If they fought Couture would just rough him up all day. As for rankings Couture has obviously beat better fighters, and just as good of fighters at 205.
That is 7 I see that are clearly better. I see Forrest as just as good as T. Silva. He has way better wins. I see Franklin as just as good as T. Silva. Maybe he won't KO you but he could beat T. Silva in a striking match. Bader, maybe have to see more first.
So on my list he is as high as 8th and as low as 10th or 11th. Maybe you guys have him the same. But I just see many people considering him a contender, when they don't consider Forrest or Franklin real contenders, so it makes no sense to me because I feel they are at the same level.
Rashad just did enough to win in that fight, but i thought Thiago was the better fighter. Rashad used his 1 advantage to win the fight, where as i thought Thiago was better than him at everything else. Another round and i think Thiago would of won, although he was a bit gassed but i think he would paced himself better if he new he had another round.
Is that not the point competing? 1 fighter uses his best tools to win and so does the other. Why is that a pass for Silva? Is that really an excuse? 'Oh so and so just wrestled him, so I think the other fighter was the better fighter"
And yes he was gased. Beyond gased. He has Rashad rocked and didn't do anything besides put him hands in the air. What is that?