Originally Posted by zoli
Just remember when Overeem was a Strikeforce HW champ + K1 champ. Few months before acquired them he stated he is not even a Top 10. Then he beat the ''great'' Brock Lesnar and he is suddenly a Top contender. It is right in your opinion? What if Overeem stayed at Strikeforce? Brock Lesnar would be still the best HW of the world with Cain and Dos Santos.
I am not sure so maybe i am mistaken but when Wanderlei Silva was a top dog in Pride he also stated that Wanderlei is on steroids etc (that was in the time when Chuck Liddell was the biggest star and when he called out Fedor for being overrated). When he became a UFC fighter he suddenly become an MMA legend, even when his record in the UFC is like 4-9.
Also, what Chael did to become a no.1 contender? Talking smack about others?
I bet if Gustaffson (who is a very good fighter) called for a fight Dana won't accept the fight, stating he is too young. Chael brings money and honestly, he is like Rampage who isn't as good as his hype is.
dude all of that **** talking was part of his job. why would he rip wanderlei when he came to the ufc? dana white isnt stupid and thats why the ufc has blown up as much as it has. chael was on sportscenter tonight b/c of this whole thing.
i agree, i dont think chael is the #1 contender, but what else can you do? i think he was the most logical choice b/c he wouldnt need to cut a whole lot of weight and is constantly training. most of the other 205ers cut a ton of weight, and would spend the next 8 days doing nothing but cutting weight to make the fight. did you see wideman fight against maia? he looked terrible b/c he took the fight on like a weeks notice and did nothing but cut weight prior to the fight. do you really wanna put a 205er who's been cutting weight for a week in the cage w/ bones jones? sonnen was the most logical opponent on 8 days notice. and ironically enough, wideman offered to step up to fight jones too. who else is there really? belfort? wanderlie?