Originally Posted by killerinstinct
Chuck will keep his belt untill he retires.He's the greatest LHW in the world.
You are buying whatever UFC is selling, open your eyes man, there is a whole other world out there and it is called PRIDE. What doesn't chuck fight strikers?
When Chuck was defeated last what beat him? A wrestler but not with wrestling, thee strikes defeated Chuck.
You apparently did not catch the UFC preview for the card the night before with the fighter weigh ins and so forth?
It was pissing me off to hear Dana White act like such an ignorant ass hole and keep calling Chuck the best LHW in the world, he knows that's bullshit and so do avid MMA fans that watch both organizations.
Last striker Chcuk fought was Vernon WHite with his 24-27 record, gimme a fucking break. I don't buy this shit UFC tries to shovel.
I know Chuck is a world class fighter, there is no arguement so lets see him fight a world class striker. Wandy will melt him, Shogun will melt him, why is this so difficult to grasp? Striker with great takedown defense vs Wrestler=wrestler must become striker in the fight=KO. Striker with great takedown defense vs grappler=grappler must become striker=KO.
World class striker with great takedown defense vs world class striker with great takedowns=excellent fight and Wand an Shogun would be able to get the fight to the ground shuold they choose to as Chuck would have to watch for the strikes as Wand and Shogun have KO power whereas Tito, Randy and Babalu do not so he only has to watch out for the takedowns and the chances of a wrestler outstriking Chuck are slim and none (Randy managed but honestly that was a 1/100 chance as proven).
The above "theory" as you will likely call it was already proven by Rampage as he was able to outstrike Chuck so the takedowns were very easy Chuck was having to watch for huge looping punches and was wide open for the takedown.
How competitive is it for Chuck to KO wrestlers? Not very, he needs to fight a world class striker, unfortunately UFC has no others. Bisping is nowhere near ready and he is the 2nd best LHW striker so Chuck will hold the belt for a long time and with Dana spitting that ridiculous bullshit about Chuck being the best LHW in the world (he said the same thing about Rich Franklin) it is obvious he does not want Chuck to face the likes of Wand and Shogun, also the same reson he did not go after Lyoto or Melvin Manhoef because please, UFC could pick up Manoef as we speak but don't want another world class striker at LHW.
UFC keeps saying time and time again, Chuck is the most popular fighter in the UFC, blah blah, there is so much hype and responsibility riding on Chuck to retain his belt, that is why he is being fed wrestlers and grapplers and why Tito is fighting Chuck at UFC 65 and not Silva and is also the same reason Chuck tried to pawn off Wand as being an equal to Tito as he said, "I don't care who it is, either one" as Rogan brought up in the octagon after the fight.
Rogan knows what's up, he hinted so mant times last night about PRIDE. When someone was exposed for knees to the head Rogan said "that's where the knees come into play". He made several other comments towards Pride without ever saying Pride as he has been doing for the past few PPV's.
Rogan is an experienced MMA fan, he follows the sport, he knows Chuck needs to fight a striker, do you really think Dana White instructed Rogan to mention Wanderlei Silva's name in the octagon after the Babalu fight? Hell fuck no, Rogan did that on his own, he wants to see Chuck fight a striker and i'm sure he feels like most of the other avid MMA fans when UFC keeps making the claim that Chuck is the best LHW in the world.