Originally Posted by goodtimes
Rory has fought a top 10 once before, and he lost. How does beating a guy Nick Diaz beat and getting stopped by Condit make him a better contender then Diaz or Hendricks?
I absolutely think he's the most talented up and comer at WW, but he needs some more big fights under his belt. The fight with Penn is like his coming out party.
That's why I said if he beats Penn. If he beats Penn he will be on a 4 fight win streak, which is also Diaz's biggest recent win. If you factor in that Diaz is coming off a loss, and a suspension, I think that would put Rory ahead of Nick for sure.