Originally Posted by TheConcretekid
I guess it's kind of like when UFC purchased Pride:
Anderson Silva was 3-2 in Pride and is now the number one 185er in the world, to some the P4P number one fighter in the world.
And there was Cro-Cop who only lost 4 times (to Nog, Fedor, Randleman, and Mark Hunt) in his over 20 fights for PFC, he was reguarded as one of the greatest fighters/strikers/heavyweights on the planet, and then he went 0-2 in the UFC and was cut.
So if the UFC picks up Shields, or any other fighters, will they be a Silva or a Cro-Cop?
I think he would be in the middle of the talent at WW. I don't think he would be the worst but I don't see him getting a belt shot.