Originally Posted by Firemass
Werdum is one of ther most improved HW fighters in my opinion, i'd like to see him beat Big Nog just so he gets the shot. If Big Nog wins, and JDS wins against Cain then Noogueira will just step down from the title shot and the #1 contender status at HW gets all the murkier.
It's best for the division if Werdum can pull off the victory.
Agreed that Werdum has improved tremendously; and earned the shot. I also was far more impressed with him than with AO in their fight. He did drop to his back but AO refused to engage striking as well. It was just a weird, weird fight...
Either way, in the last three years Nog has beat Schaub and Peewee. No way he's in title contention, even with a win over Werdum.