It's an opinion, but Rich would have the size and skill to beat them all quite soundly...it's only my opinion, just like yours it's personal and based on zero foundation.
Well let's see.
Belfort already beat the shit out of Rich in a round.
Sonnen is a much better fighter than Rich and would simply wrestle him to the mat....which isn't a difficult thing to do in the first place since Rich has always been a bad wrestler...even Forrest played top control on him for most of their fight. Kudos with Weidman, who is actually a good deal bigger than Rich.
Rich at his peak beat an immature Okami..who is now on his peak while Rich is on the decline. Okami has also gotten considerably larger and probably would be much stronger and bigger than Rich in the cage.
And Stann is probably just a terrible terrible matchup for Rich, Stann is also bigger than Rich, has a granite chin and dynamite power. He'd eventually knock Rich stone cold, Rich has always had a below average chin.
Originally Posted by Sambo de Amigo
They have a ton to fight , maybe depends if you're being optimistic or realistic, Munoz and Maia are solid fighters who can give anyone a competitive fight but they will not win any belts and will more than likely lose fights to the top guys like i already stated.
Rich can be competitive with the same calibre opponent that Munoz and Maia can be , give Franklin the Leben fight he would win give Franklin the Santiago fight he would win.
So i dont see why he needs to retire and its not like he is being battered like Big Nog or Wanderlei he is 36 and Munoz is 33 and so is Maia its hardly like he is ancient he is always in shape so i say keep fighting.
Munoz and Maia are still fighting for money and their positions in the sport. Rich is already financial secure for life more than likely and probably won't make much more money than he already has...he could retire today and still be set. His position as the 2nd or third best MW ever isn't going anywhere, and he has no chance in hell at improving it, especially since he isn't fighting there anymore.
Secondly he'll be 37 the next time he fights...which is pretty damn old. He's had 35 fights on top of it, I'm pretty sure that's more than Munoz and Maia combined. Ton of injuries, been knocked out quite a few times.
He's still in shape yeah, and he could continue to fight, but there's no real reason for him to at this point. He'll never even be a top 10 fighter again, what's the point?