Posted by warglory
Posted by TheBestEVER
Hes already a top 5 middleweight in my opinon. I want to see him fight Vitor again soon too its going to happen its just a matter of when.
He's 2-5 in last last 7 bouts, how can he possibly be a top 5 middleweight?
Because he lost a competitive decision to the previous dominant champion and followed it up with a win over a top ranked contender. Pretty good indication that he's towards the top of the division. I'd probably put him at 6th or 7th, personally.
His losses at heavyweight and lightheavyweight are not necessarily an indication of how he's going to do at middleweight. Plus those losses were mostly to top10 guys in the strongest division in the sport.
just saying he went 2-5 doesn't really tell the whole story. He lost to Crocop in his prime considered #2 or #3 at Heavyweight pretty unanimously at the time, then lost his belt to Hendo who was also ranked in the top 3 in 2 divisions. A war against chuck, who people rag on but was still top 5 at the time. Then he demolishes Jardine, gets demolished by Rampage, who again was easily a top3 LHW at the time after losing his belt in a bad decision, then a close loss to Franklin who was a clear #3 at middleweight behind Hendo.
I don't think losing to a bunch of former champs and top3 guys across several divisions should really have that negative of an impact on a fighter's ranking. Obviously he dropped a few places but he's still top10 at least and arguably top5 at MW.