Originally Posted by DonGambino
Brock gets a title shot against couture after how many fights? Reem is declared the best hw fighter after beating who? Im not saying they suck im just saying that they r not as skilled as u obviously believe they are. Brock is/was a phenominal physical speciman with good atheleticism as well as good wrestling. His standup is terrible and so is his defense in all areas. Overeem is strong and is a good kickboxer with solid muay thai. He got his ass k.o.'d badly by two lightheavyweights and all of his latest fights he has looked very underwhelming. Neither of these two are as skilled as cain or jds. id like 2 see brock fight mir in a rubber match and reem should take on kongo before either of these two guys are in a number 1 contender match. But seeing as though they both have all that hype around them im guessing that one of these two will be getting the winner of cain vs. jds.
1. Overrated is if someone got a title shot, doesnt deserve it and sucks balls thereafter. Think Dan Hardy circa after his title shot. He was heavily overrated with many ppl thinking he had a decent chance to KO GSP. Thats overrated. Brock and Reem showed they deserved their place in the top level by winning.
2. You might say that Cain is more skilled than Reem cuz he has great striking and great wrestling, however I cant connect the dots with your JDS comparison. They are both strikers, JDS has done amazing things in the UFC, but Reem has showcased his exceptional striking as well. Is there some other amazing skill that you have seen from JDS that we have not? No TD, decent TD defence, unknown BJJ. That in a nuthell is JDS in the other areas outside of striking.
3. Are you really bringing up Reem's losses to Chuck and Shogun from god knows how many years ago? Really? Do you think Anderson Silva's losses to Ryo Chonan and some others really matters when determining how good the guy is today?
I am not arguing that Reem is better than JDS or Cain, most likely probably not but you have 2 guys who you believe is more skilled. 3rd best HW isnt that bad of a title IMO and hardly makes someone overrated and garbage.