Originally Posted by The Donosaur
Hendo was strikeforce champion, he beat Fedor, & he beat the previous champion in Shogun. Koch's accomplishments are obviously not in the same ballpark. There is a difference between unquestionably earning a shot, and being an ok choice. All that and all the stuff I already said about Chael, and Frankie not being a good comparison.
Fights in other weightclasses/promotions dont affect your ranking in your current division or organization. therefore, hendos wins over Fedor and being champion in strikeforce mean nothing in the UFC. Should we hold Hendo's loss to Jake sheilds against him?of course not so why should these other strikeforce fights affect what happens to him in the UFC?
Originally Posted by kalebarker
Sonnen is coming from getting his ass handed to him in the title fight at his optimal weight class. He may have fought at LHW before but MW is where he belongs. He is moving up to a weight class he doesn't belong in.
Frankie is coming off of two very close controversial decision losses in his last matches. He was just had multiple title defenses in a weight class he was undersized in. He is now going to his optimal weight class.
Frankie is also the biggest threat to Aldo. There are much more challenging matchups at LHW than Sonnen.
To sum it up:
Frankie Edgar +145
CHAEL SONNEN +625
A loss is a loss doesnt matter weather or not it was controversial or not. If that was the case we could use Sonnens performance in the first AS fight to show how he is worthy of fighting Jones (since he did something that has NEVER been done to the best MMA fighter of all time).
Matt Sera +700 (Winner)
Frankie Edgar +650 (Winner)
BJ Penn -1100
Tito Ortiz +550 (Winner)
Ryan Bader -825
Joe Lauzon +444 (Winner)
Melvin Guillard -615
Junior Dos Santos +500 (Winner)
Fabricio Werdum -800
See where im going with this? Betting odds are for Vegas not deciding who should get to fight who.