Originally Posted by bj44
i did... Doesnt make The statement that i highlighted less flawed... Dos santos arguable has the best reseme of any hw in then UFC right now... In my opinion werdum, cro cop, gonzaga> mir, herring, couture with a 14 month layoff..
Roy doesnt even deserve this match... He won the worse season of tuf ever and then kocked out manute bol... He came into the UFC with back to back losses to arlovski and monzon... Two guys the UFC wouldnt touch with a ten foot pole right now. He should be rematching rothwell not fighting dos santos.
Well if you read it, there should have been no need to ask me if I realize that the champion only has 5 wins because I specifically said that in that post.
The statement is not flawed, and 3 quality wins is NOT a significantly deep resume in my opinion. You cherry picked my comment to fit it inside of a different context. I never said Brock or Roy had deep resumes either, and I DID say JDS is a title contender. What more do you want? If it is the term "deep" that we don't see eye to eye on, well then we have to agree to disagree. Just because a guy doesn't have a deep record doesn't mean he can't be a contender, to which in that sense I afforded the same logic to both JDS and Roy Nelson. The reason I even mentioned JDS's resume in the first place was simply to give context to my point that Nelson is deserving of a fight with Dos Santos, and subsequently a title shot if he happens to win. It's not like JDS is 25-1 and Nelson is a TUF'er who is just 2-0.
JDS is next in line behind Cain, if he loses to Nelson it's a no-brainer that Roy would receive a shot. A fight with Rothwell obviously makes sense for Nelson, but this is the fight that is booked and if Nelson wins it than he deserves to be in the mix. Also, Rothwell did beat Nelson, but since both have come to the UFC Rothwell has looked pretty shaky while Roy has looked much better, so the timing hasn't exactly been perfect in that respect. Roy's biggest recent win is Struve, but Struve was on a 3 fight win streak after losing to Dos Santos, and Struve has a solid 19-4 record. Does that mean Roy Nelson is some superman because he got a couple KO's? Absolutely not, but the point that everybody ignores is that HW division isn't that deep. Nelson and Dos Santos is an interesting fight between 2 guys who are making waves and up and coming in the division, and should Nelson be able to beat JDS than he would absolutely deserve to be in contention.