Originally Posted by Severn
I remember back then not many gave Matt Serra the Forrest benefit of the doubt when it came to the whole "cream of the crop" conversation. He was behind GSP even after he beat him and he was behind Hughes in most people's rankings even though he was champ.
Where's the equality in that?
I guess what it all boils down to in the end is matter of opinion. In most cases when comparing fighters, you can't really say who's "better" than who. If you look at it from a ranking standpoint, then this whole thread is pointless. Everybody who is the champ will be ranked number 1, and that is that.
But if you look at it from a overall skill standpoint, then the arguements continue.
It was the same thing when Serra beat GSP. Everybody knew he wasn't the best WW in the division. So if this question was asked at that time, everybody would have debated the fact that Serra is the cream of the crop. (which everybody knows in fact he is not).
With Forrest its up in the air. It all depends on how is next couple of fights to go really cement his spot.