Originally Posted by W.Silva>C.Norris
In my opinion, and the opinion of what I feel is a good percentage of others, Gilbert is over-rated, and shouldnt be among the best in the UFC.
If Healy is such a step down, why was he scheduled to fight Gil then? Clearly Gil figured he was a good enough fighter when he signed the initial contract.
I just think that if a guy pulls out of a fight with an injury, then starts looking for the same level of competition a win would have earned him, that its unfair to those who actually trained and fought.
Who else was there for him to fight in Strikeforce at the time? I'm not necessarily saying he should receive an immediate title shot, and until he fights a top-level UFC LW, he very well may be overrated. But he should fight a UFC contender, not Pat Healy; who was just the best of the rest in SF's LW division.