Originally Posted by beardsleybob
To be fair I didn't consider Davis worthy of a title shot either so in my eyes both matches are similar.
I'm not sure whether Davis was ready either but I'd still consider the Davis/Evans fight to be more of a contendership than this one. What with Davis record. 9-0 is it? Can't be bothered to look it up. I'm not sure whats going on with this division at the moment. I mean its pretty stacked but what are all the fighters messing around at?
Waits over a year for a title shot that never happened rather than staying active.
More concerned with being a movie star
Did he accept the fight then back down, was it is mother? God knows.
Looked back to him old self after the Machida fights then gets battered by JBJ.
Undefeated streak promised much, only to get done over by JBJ and subsequently getting choked out by Tito.
Hit n Miss. Both describes his fight against Anderson Silva nd his career in the UFC. Hes still a legend though.
Also an exciting prospect, even after the Machida knockout, but reputation has been tarnished with allegations of peformance enhancing drugs.
Outside of them you have Nogueira, Vladimir Matyushenko and erm....well not many. A division full of talent. I just wonder why it doesn't feel that way.