Originally Posted by rampage9712
You do realize that Rampage was injured... oh wait, I forgot... only guys like Shogun and Hendo can be injured and be excused for their performance.(sheilds/forrest 1)
He also missed weight by a big amount... Rampage has always blown up in between fights, but I cannot ever recall him missing weight in the UFC, or even before that. Something clearly wasnt alright...
But I guess it makes sense... he avoids Jon Jones' takedowns early on in their fight, one of the few to stop his takedowns... then gets taken down at will against Ryan Bader in his next fight...
Jones didn't really try all that hard to take Rampage down early, though...whereas Bader was trying to take him down like his life depended on it. He did look better against Jones, though, but so? Rampage is a very inconsistent fighter. Looked great against Chuck and Hendo, didn't look so good against Forrest. Looked pretty good against Wandy, didn't look so good against Jardine...didn't look so good against Hamill, fought allright against Jones and then looked horrible against Bader.
Shogun didn't look near as good against Jones as he did against Machida imo and he made 0 excuses for that fight, and that was after coming off of a knee surgery. The only thing close to an excuse I have heard Shogun say is him saying he didn't prepare for Forrest enough in their first fight.
I do not expect Rampage to be back to the form when he fought Hendo or Wandy, so I don't think Glover should be at a title shot with that win. If Rampage was in that form, I'd expect him to knock Glover out anyways.