Originally Posted by gharveybob
Maybe... I agree that he is very deserving of the title shot, and has improved a lot over that last few years.
But... if two world class wrestlers (Tito and Randy) had so much trouble getting the current version of Chuck to the ground, I'm not sure Babalou will fare any better. Horn did the best of anyone recently, and his submissions are easily as good as Babalou's, but he ended up having to find ways to counter standing up (leg kicks) while taking a ton of punishment.
While Babalou is dangerous standing up, I can't see favoring him in a stand up fight against one of the best MMA counter-punchers in the world today.
I dont think Couture had trouble taking Chuck down, I think Couture got cocky and felt he could stand up with Chuck.. when he went for takedown attpents he was sucessful, but he stayed on his feet too much. I think Horn is a great example though cuz Chuck defended all of them. Still, Chuck CAN be taken down and I think if Babalu can weather the storm on his feet he'll catch an opportunity, I like Babalu in this fight.. he won 10 in a row since his loss to chuck in impressive fashion I think he'll continue that streak.