Originally Posted by limba
Well...he wasn't *that great* at MW tbh.
He always choked in big fights.
And that's what *great* should be about: stepping up to the challenge of big fights.
I actually after alot of thought disagree.
He isnt a choker.
Anderson Silva beat him in a title bout.
He lost a split decision after having points deducted from Leites, but he actually dominated the fight.
He was out wrestled by arguably one of the best greco roman/freestyle guys in MMA if not the best.
Loses to Okami who has actually only lost to Franklin and Sonnen in the last 4 years.
While all of that was happening he racked up 8 wins in the UFC , counting 3 before Silva and not counting the one after Okami.
He is fighting the top guys in his weight , i dont see how that is choking , in reality i dont think he is good enough. Choking implies he is good enough to beat these guys but he crumpled under pressure.