Originally Posted by myndgruv
i see him holding that belt for a while unless UFC brings someone in who can give him a real challange.
They will not do that and you can tell that they are trying to push for a Forrest vs Chuck fight as every Forrest fight they bring up Chuck. The only fighters I see giving him a challenge are going to be Bisping (and that will have to be a few years from now as Bisping is not ready yet) and Vera when he drops down to LHW after he becomes HW champion (eventually as he still has some years to go as well).
So if UFC does not bring in worthy LHW's Chuck will retire the champion and will go down in the eyes of Dana White and the UFC as the best LHW ever blah blah, they will certainly pedal this to all of us as Dana did on the pre-fight taping the night before UFC 62.
Chuck could very well be that man but he needs to prove it against world class strikers from Pride like Silva or Shogun. It would even help his cause a great deal if he were to fight and defeat Arona or Little Nog it just needs to be someone with great-world class striking because since Vitor he has only faced 1 great striker and that was Rampage and Rampage destroyed him so certainly it is time for Chuck to be tested agains by a great striker.
If you just watch him KO these wrestlers and grapplers it's impressive but in the same sense you must realize that these wrestlers and grapplers are forced to become strikers when they fight Chuck so what Chuck is doing is KO'ing world class wrestlers and grapplers that are only mediocre strikers so he is actually defeating OK-sub par strikers and not world class wrestlers and grapplers as that aspect of their game is inferior to his takedown defense.
So Chuck fighting Tito and Babalu is like him fighting Bonnar and really, Bonnar would have just as good of a chance against Chuck as Tito and Babalu have. It may sound ridiculous to some but it is true, you are forced to become a striker against Chuck so if you have shitty standup the actual fight will consist of Chuck vs a can even if you are a world class wrestler or grappler.