esume has EVERYTHING to do with it. You're saying Lashley is your honorable mention for being the #1 Ranked Heavyweight (after Fedor)...based on what? That's the question here. If they're the "same" fighter, how can you NOT give the edge to Lesnar based on resume and resume alone? Using your logic, you can pull any professional wrestler from WWE, have him fight 4 mediocre and sub-par fighters and then you'll consider them one of the top fighters in the world. I don't understand why you give the edge to Lashley over Lesnar. I don't understand how you can give the edge to Lashley.
If I gave the edge to lashley then he would have been one of the names on the poll where lesnar was and lesnar would have been honorable mention.
Skill wise they are the same.
Beating couture is nothing to brag about
Couture at the time:
45 years of age
Couldn't beat chuck at LHW, lost 2 in a row to the SLO/SB native
Got fed against Sylvia outta retirement for the BELT, in everyone's eyes, Sylvia is a SLOP. I would differ from others opinions but most of the people say he is no good.
Couture beat gonzaga who was livin off the Cro-Cop Hype.
PLUS, how many average fighters have upset a superstar? I could name a bunch. You should know who they are, so I will not drop a list for ya.
Couture went 2-2 in the HW division
In his last five fights at LHW he went 3-2.
Hes hit or miss
His longest win streak came in 2001 where he won 4 in a row and beat guys like Horn and Randleman. BIG DEAL.
Then Lesnar avenged his only loss to Mir where he beat him impressively.
Brock lost to Mir when Mir was not even in the mix and was "Irrelevant" at the time. If brock beats mir in a best outta 3, I will give him credit for beating Mir, I dont think it will happen seeing as Mir has "Bulked" up quite a bit.
Then Lesnar couldn't finish off a mid level fighter (herring)
All I know is, Lashley is undefeated and has one more win than lesnar, they might have been SLOPS but since he won, we cant really bash the guy can we? Lesnar has only impressed me by smashing Mir into a pulp, he also lost to the guy too. I gave lesnar the benefit of the doubt by putting him in the poll and putting Lashley as honorable mention, why are you picking at me, cause I feel they are the same fighter?