Originally Posted by Cat--Smasher
Cro Cop (3rd loss in a row)
McCorkle, Morecraft and Buentello
I would say Struve's list is more impressive...
nelson also hasn't lost to anyone ranked outside of the top 5-6, while struve lost to brown, who was probably ranked around 15th at the time. meathead or cro cop could arguably be a bigger win than anyone of struve's individual wins.
if it were just comparing their records, i can see arguably (though i wouldn't say rightly) putting struve ahead of nelson, but nelson having a win over struve seals the deal for me. this is always going to be the case for the guys ranked 8-15, as it relies heavily on a very relative measurement of success when comparing the records of a dozen different fighters. i'm fine with disagreeing on it.
another thing we have to decide how to tackle is the placement of the new, 0-0 in UFC strikeforce guys. would say cormie is good enough to get a top-5 matchup right out of the gate, but i'm not sure how i would go about ranking him at this point. same with saffeidine. i'm not sure what to do with marquardt.