Posted by gartface
Ummm...he won the Ultimate Fighter at heavyweight.
Yeah, he did. However, we hadn't seen his ability to take a punch on TUF. Now that we have, we know it's probably not going to end well for him getting drilled by Lesnar, Velasquez, Carwin, Dos Santos, Nelson, Struve.
Let's be real for a minute here, Tim. Rashad is 5'11. His wrestling may be good, but it's not as good as Velasquez's, Lesnar's, and Carwin's. He got his BJJ Black Belt from Rolles Gracie, which makes me question, seriously, how legit of a BJJ Black Belt he actually is.
Do you honestly believe on any planet that Rashad could use his greatest MMA weapon, his wrestling, to beat any of those guys I mentioned at his size?
Rashad has okay wrestling credentials, but Lesnar, Velasquez, and Carwin have off the chart credentials. Basically put, with Rashad's size, he'd be Randy Couture minus the Olympic level wrestling and height at the HW division.
Let's also look at who competed on the TUF HW.
Mike Whitehead, Dan Christison, Rob MacDonald, Tom Murphy, Keith Jardine, Seth Petruzelli, and Brad Imes.
Of those fighters, Seth, Jardine, Rashad, & MacDonald actively favor the 205 division.
The HW division is 50 times more potent than that entire cast. Not to mention that Rashad has been competing at 205 for so long he'd have to really make an adjustment.