Posted by gspfan
Posted by Diamondback2
Antonio Mendes: Was making his UFC debut and had never fought ANYONE every remotly UFC-calibur legit (this was made Pre-UFC 93, but Mendes lost to Schafer to make things worse.)
Houston Alexander: . Houston has a glass jaw and got beat by Eric Schafer. Not legit
Tomasz Drwal: Watch that fight than look at Drwal's record. Drwal gave him fits and both fighters gassed bad by the first rd. I know Thiago will be in condition for this fight im not questioning that but truely terrible once u realize Drwal has only beat cans (actually they might be lower than cans).
On Mendes having never fought ANYONE ever remotly UFC-calibur legit: You yourself said in your post that you don't watch other orginizations, so how would you know or not weather any of his previous opponents have potential to be UFC caliber? I actually think Kirill Sidelnikov has a pretty bright future. One things for sure, the dude is no joke. Kirill was actually working Mendes before the cut stoppage, but it still goes to show that you may have put a lot of work into a post that you didn't put to much research in.
On Houston Alexander: Houston may not be a good fighter, but that has nothing to do with Eric. Just because someone gets beat by Eric Schafer, doesn't mean they're not legit.
On Drwal: Same as Mendes. Just because you don't watch other orginizations and don't know a fighters name doesn't mean he's a slouch, or horrible fighter that belongs nowhere near a ring or cage, and you could beat up from your keyboard. Drwal is a good fighter and was winning the fight with Silva up until he gassed. I think beating Drwal says something good about a fighter, and losing to him is nothing to be ashamed of. He may not ever be a title holder, but he'll make for some great match ups.
Mendes may have done good in Brazil but he has stumbled all over the place in the UFC. The only guy he did decent against was Silva, whom he almost KO'd with a kick. I could say some fighters from the MCL (Michigan Combat League) dominated the org and did very good there but that does not mean they would do good in the UFC. And Mendes beat Krill in Krill's second professional fight!
Houston Alexander is not a good fighter we both agree on that. But tell me one Top 10 fighter in a wieght class that Schafer has beaten.............................................................. TRICK! it does not excist.
Drawl: Drawl holds a total of 0 UFC belts, and has not fought any Top 10 comp. actually..
All Thiago's opponents hold a combined record of 0 UFC belts.
Machida's opponents hold a combined total of 13 UFC Belts.
I think Thiago is a good fighter to have in the UFC, he has some CRAZY GNP but i cannot see ANY area where he can beat Machida, he will be a good fighter to have around for the UFC to test newcomer's ability at 205 to survive GNP.
But Machida is SOOOO the wrong fighter to go against him.