guys that JUST had a title shot the fight before and were wrecking a legend.
I'm guessing you mean Nog/Sylvia? who hasn't wrecked Nog in the beginning of a fight in the ufc? i dont see where tim did anything exceptional in that fight. The ufc didnt have any other big names to face Nog so the matched him up with a name both hardcore and casual fans would recognize. the same thing affliction did with Fedor/sylvia. not saying they fed them a can, but they fed them a can that looks like a threat on paper.
my point was the only seriously tough opponents Fedor's faced since crocop in 05 were AA and barnett. of those two Barnett is the first time ive seen a large number of people believing Fedor could lose (i'm still on the fence personally).
you are right though, i shouldnt have discredited the win over Arlovski it was a very impressive KO over a guy who up to that point was giving him a run for his money.
the rest is just my opinion and imo Fedor is the #1 heavy weight. i just dont agree with p4p.