Posted by scobac
hahaha, listen to what you said. down play his wins all you want but those are BIG wins. ehh come on now, dont forget he lost a very sh!t decision to tito that he should have won. let's just call him out for bein a loser, you know cause he lost to top comp...haha. get the jardine ko out of your judgment it does no good. this is a former champ and prob a future champ
On paper they are big wins, but in reality it is common knowledge (at least to educated fans) that the Rampage and Shogun Forrest fought those nights were not their usual selves. Regardless of how Forrest does against Silva, I would still pick Shogun and Rampage in a rematch over Forrest.
Regarding Tito, well, if have been following some of my older posts regarding him, you'll know that I don't consider him to be a top fighter any more. I might have a different opinion of the Forrest-Tito decision if I watch the fight again, but I didn't think it was close at all. Are you sure Cecil Peoples wasn't judging that night?
I don't think Forrest has the punching power to compete with Silva in the box. I don't think he has takedown ability to get Silva to the ground. For Forrest to try and out point Silva, he will have to either trade with him or get him to the ground for a lay and pray victory. Both of those scenarios put Forrest in a position where he'll get hit.
I see the fight as a feeling out for Silva in the first and finish in the second. I would be very interested if Forrest proves me wrong because I would love to see a winning formula for being Silva, but I just don't see it happening.
About Forrest being a future champ, I don't see it happening. The way he fights I give him another couple fights against heavy hitters like Rampage, Shogun and Silva before he is the next Chuck Liddell (as in a deteriorating ex-champ).