Originally Posted by BonesKnows
This is coming from the guy who has the Undertaker as his display picture.
pfffff and your point is?
I am saying that WWE is a legit sport or that The Undertaker should fight for the LHW title??
Well really its worse than Chael as chael has at least faught at 205 before, Cormier has never faught at LHW, i guess i see how that is better than Sonnen? Don't let your dislike for sonnen affect your judgement on other situations or fights.
Chael Sonnen fought the last time at LHW like 7 or 8 years ago. And that is not even the point. He comes from being destroyed in a championship bout in the MW division, and immediately got a shot at the LHW title.
Cormier at least comes from a victory by KO against BigFoot, and a dominant win over Barnett in the HW division.
Stylistically Cormier can be a very dangerous fight for Jones. Chael Sonnen in paper should not last more than 1 round!!
Do not let your fanatism for Sonnen affect your judgment. There is no way the Sonnen-Jones fight can be deffended. It is the most non sensical fight in the history of any sport.
There cant be more than 1 top contender in a division?
The name "Number one contender" exists for a reason.
And even if they want to have 4 or 5 number one contenders, OK, but they should be legit contenders. They should have fought their way to the Top.
Gustafsson is a legit contender, he has 6 wins in a row. All in a dominant way.
Hendo is a legit contender. He left Strikeforce being the LHW champion, then he TKOd Fedor Emelianenko, then he had a great fight against Shogun Rua.
Machida is a legit contender, the argument that he lasted the less with Jones is absolutely invalid. Because in one round, he looked better than everybody else that have lasted 3 or 4 or 5 rounds.
Plus, if he beats Hendo, there will no be any doubts left that he is a Top contender.
MMA4EVERR says that UFC is naming more than one fighter "The Number one contender" in case of injuries. That's OK.
But here you have already Gus, Hendo and MAchida as contenders. It is very very difficult that the 3 of them are going to be injured.
If for some reason, the 3 of them can not fight. Then OK, throw Cormier there. But why are they going to skip all of those 3 without any reason and simply give the title to Cormier??
Why they gave the title shot to Vitor Belfort??
Why Jones will be defending his title shot in April against Sonnen?? As far as I know, the real contenders are not injured and could very well fight in April. AT least Gustafsson can.
As for Gustafsson, he has beat 1 top 10 fighter in the UFC, hes still a big name fight away from the title IMO.
Aaaah OK. Just like Chael Sonnen did, right?