Urrrgh that was a multi quote mess.
I'd say it was closer to 2 top 10 MW's really, as the other one was merely keeping somebody else's seat warm.
Sonnen ran through Brian Stann yes, but pretty much in the same way I (and A LOT of people) was expecting him to run through Bisping. I didn't expect Stann to offer so little resistance in the TDD department, and submission defence, which lets face it, was non existent. Sonnen was a horrible match up for Stann though. Best wrestler in the MW division against one of the best strikers? So maybe we shouldn't have been so surprised. Sonnen showed up how one dimensional Stann is, and how he wasn't really top 10 calibre at all with such a gaping area of skill lacking in his arsenal.
He did the best against any man has done against Silva, I never questioned that, but he was fighting with crazy high T/E levels as he did what he did to Stann over nearly 5 complete rounds.
Your answer to how Sonnen would do agaisnt Belfort and Munoz wasn't worth posting that image for.
I would love to see how Sonnen deals with Belforts speed on the feet and avoiding his punches. I think his decision to do TUF was a big mistake, as fighting Wandy was a potentially huge step down in rankings. I'm annoyed he's busted up from training and will be outta action for so long, but potentially he could fight Bisping, Stann or Munoz in future fights once they are all healed. Not sure what Okami is doing either but surely he should have a fight coming up soon.
Maybe Belfort is ranked a little too high in the top 10. He is a force to be reckoned with at LHW and MW as his skillset is broad and his striking elite. He's actually beaten 2 middle weights, but of course one was Rumble Johnson.
Last edited by FCK; 06-08-2012 at 06:26 AM.