Posted by TimW001
Arlovski is seriously the top contender at HW. He's beat the guys that beat Hearring. And Hearring Beat Kongo. And Arlovski beat Werdum. That's pretty close to cleaning out the top guys in the division.
I missed the AA Werdum fight? How long ago was this battle?
But seriously, what has he done in the last 2 years that proves he is a title contender? Nothing worth mentioning. He runs through B level fighters for sure, but when it comes to top 5 guys he can't seal the deal at all. If Brandon Vera is still fighting at heavyweight I would like to see them fight because I dont think AA could beat Vera or Mir or Herring or even Lesnar for that matter ( which I think could be an amazing fight.) I also think if for some ridiculous reason he did get a title shot, Big Nog would submit him in less than 2 minutes.
Seeing the Big Nog v Barnett replay last night makes me want to see Barnett in the UFC. I think he could tear ass through the ranks to the top pretty quick. He's got great striking and his ground game is on par with Nog's.
AA has lost his heart in my opinion. If he gets it back I'd like to see him fighting again, but if he doesn't then I don't care what he does with his career. Maybe he should follow Cro-Cop into a lower level of competetion and clean up his head and his game for a few years and come back when he's ready because I don't thing he is right now. Him and Matt Hughes seem to have lost their lust.