Posted by seanfu
...he couldnt beat very many elite 205ers in the ufc if you think about it.
I'd disagree. Now, i do think it would be surprising who he would lose to because of the way his style fits into the division. But i think he can take quite a few Elites the majority of the time. Saying he can't
beat many elites is a bit of an underestimation. I mean Fedor probably has a 30% chance to win a fight against every man who's ever lived. Assessing his chances at "He cant do it" is to misjudge this sport as a whole.
If these are the biggest names in the division, id say He would be a clear heavy-favorite over 4 of them(Franklin, Silva, LilNog, Forrest). A Moderate favorite over 3 of them(Bones, Rashad, and Machida). And a Slight favorite over 2 of them(Shogun, Rampage).
If the crux of your arguement is that his style doesnt fit in well at LHW because of the higher pedigree of strikers in the division, What strikers do you see taking advantage of his holes, without also exposing their own holes and thus playing with fire?
I can see Rampage landing a beautiful counter bomb in the midst of a fedor flurry, and i can see Shogun winning a trench war with more weapons and more control. But everyone else has weaknesses that Fedor can work to expose from every position.
I dont think you can say that there's many 205'ers fedor wouldnt be the favorite over. Nonetheless, many he couldn't beat whatsoever. I call shenanigans.