Originally Posted by roaddawg
You mean other than fighting all comers some on short notice, paying his dues and beating 23 out of 27 guys? Fighting guys like Rashad Evans, Wanderlei Silva, Dan Henderson, Chael Sonnen and now Brian Stann?
I suppose nothing unlike Tim Bo whose fought nothing but the best competition with a stunning record of 20 fights with 16 wins.
It would appear the only thing missing from Bisping's track record at mw is opportunity unlike Tim and Weidman
Originally Posted by H0SS
He lost to four of the five guys you mentioned...
I have to agree with Roaddawg on this one.
Hoss: Rashad Evans, Wanderlei Silva, Chael Sonnen were all very close fights.
Boetsch lost to Matt Hamill by TKO and Bisping beat Hamill (and don't give me that crap about how Hamill won, what did Hamill do in rounds 2 and 3?)
Besides Okami (wasn't Boetch losing badly until the ko/tko), who has Boetch beat? David Heath (coming off 2 losses) or maybe Kendall Grove (coming off 1 loss) are the next biggest wins for him.
Still not sure what to make of Lombard, he looked bad that night (I think it was also very close fight, had a lot of beer in me, am I wrong to think that Lombard should have won this one? sorry can't remember) and Lomards list of opponents, there are some really good fighters, but not many top 15 UFC level opponents (just took a look, Lombards opponents are actually a bit better than I remembered them to be).
Boetch might be really good at 185, I just don't think he has done enough yet. One or two more wins and I might agree with the hype, but so far, I just don't understand why everyone is calling him a number 1 contender.