Posted by pv3Hpv3p
Posted by slapshot
Posted by pv3Hpv3p
I don't think anyone will argue that JDS is one of the most exciting HW prospects around... and he's looked great in the UFC fights...
I'll debate that point, he is a middle of the road fighter that will never hold a title in the UFC and would get destroyed by any of the top 5 fighters in the UFC. Two fights in the UFC and he's one of the most exciting prospects? I guess that just goes to show how weak the HW division is then IDK I just dont see anything but a pink slip in his future.
IMHO, there's no such thing as a truely "deep" HW division... anywhere... Secondly, ya I'd call him an exciting prospect... came out of no where and KO'd Werdum, consequently knocking Werdum out of his #1 contenders spot... then had another 1st rd ko in his next fight... I think that makes him an exciting prospect... maybe we have a different definition of the word? Not saying he's gonna be champ, but he's done enough to generate some interest in this upcoming fight (hence us writin in this thread etc)
To me for a fighter to be a "exciting HW prospect" they have to have the potential ability to be the HW champion/contender in the future. That at least in my mind is what separates them from being just another fighter.
Dont get me wrong Im not on the Werdum train either, I think he's a solid fighter but that's about it.
I also never said that I was comparing the UFC to some other promotion, there are just too few high level fighters that are true heavyweights. I think the UFC is making a good push to shore up the division and with the resent past events its hard to argue anyone has a better HW division but they still have a gap.
we all know the Houston Alexander story and his two first UFC wins seemed much more impressive than that Dos Santos's IMO.