"Saying he already beat Okami is like saying Chonan is a great fighter because he beat Silva. I seriously think if he moved up to MW and fought Okami again he would lose.
I see Jake as kind of like Jon Goullet. Not that he is a bad chin, but rather the fact that he does very well in the B level orgs, but just couldn't pull enough wins together to be consistent in A level orgs.
I'm all for giving Jake a three fight shot in the UFC, but if he fights any guy above the level of gatekeeper, I suspect he will only win once out of the three fights, if that. For example, I could see a guy like Lytle tuning him up."
i admit the Okami fight was a close one. could of went either way in my opinion. maybe even a draw. but don't forget Jake still took home that tournament belt. and after he beat Okami he went on to beat Carlos Condit in the same night! that tournament had a lot of UFC fighters in it.(Anderson Silva,Frank Trigg,Carlos Condit,Okami) so it's not like Jake hasn't fought some UFC level guys already. lets not forget his wins over "Charuto" Verissimo, or Dave Menne. all UFC vets. or that he has beat some of the best Japanese fighters like Sakurai, or Kikuchi. Since then he's fought Paul Daley,Nick Tompson,Mike Pyle, and Robbie Lawler. Finishing them all! And though some people think that the Daley fight wasn't that impressive, look Daley took out Kampmann who was suppose to be a force at WW in the UFC. so for you to say that he just can't pull off enough wins to be consistent in a A level orgs, well will just have to wait and see about that. but you do have to admit that a 12 fight win streak,in which he beat 7 UFC vets,and finished the last 8 of the fights is a pretty impressive streak!