Posted by Pookie
I disagree with everyone who said Okami.
If he hadnt been the guy who won via dq over anderson silva, he wouldnt even be mentioned.
Hes done close to nothing In the UFC thus far in my opinion.
agreed 100%. let's break it down by recent wins in the UFC:
Okami: MacDonald, Tanner and Lister (not a single top 10 fighter on that list)
Maia: Herman, MacDonald, Quarry and Sonnen (one of my favorite fighters, but Maia has also not defeated a top 10 MW in the UFC or in his whole career for that matter)
Marquardt: Horn, Leites (i'm counting it...we all know he should have won that fight), Kampmann and Gouveia (maybe one top 10 MW on his list, but his resume is the best out of the ones you mentioned)
i really think the only true contender in the division is the winner of the Hendo Bisping fight. Marquardt is the second best option since TUF once again screwed up the calender for a title, so i chose him from the list. but again, the only person i feel deserves a title shot right now is the winner of the Bisping Hendo fight, or if Franklin comes back down to MW and loses to one of these guys.