Posted by MMAcca
“I want to see Fedor fight the best in the world. People want to call him the best heavyweight pound-for-pound. Wait until he gets in and starts fighting some of these guys. I give him credit for fighting Tim Sylvia, but there are better guys out there than Tim.”
you mean like.... nogueira?
Sure he needs to fight Randy for the sake of saying it happened, but I don't see anyone else in the UFC that he needs to beat. I think people are getting a little too excited about brock to be honest. I've always said Brock has championship potential, but what he has is just that - potential, not well developed skills. Maybe if he worked on sub defense and standup for a couple of years he could get to that level but does anyone really think he's a candidate to beat fedor with his current abilities? Being a big wrestler isn't enough.
Randy and Nog are the only people in the UFC with a decent chance IMO. Nog has been wrecked twice by him and he doesn't look as sharp these days as he used to. Randy is a great fighter but I don't think he matches up with fedor very well stylistically. He likes to push people against the cage and use short elbows and punches, I don't think that's going to be an effective strategy against a guy like Fedor who pushes the pace hard.
I have a hard time believing that Dana believes what he says on the matter. It really just seems like he's trying to incite him in the hopes that he signs with the UFC just to prove him wrong. I don't think it's an effective strategy, it will probably just be interpreted as disrespect. I'd like to see Fedor fight Arlovski, then Barnett, and then move to the UFC to fight Randy, but I think Dana's mouth might prevent it from happening. The guy is big on respect and Dana isn't exactly a soft spoken person. I'm almost hopeful that affliction folds just so we can see most of the best heavyweights in one place.