I’m probably going to get flamed for this post, but oh well.
Basically, I think the divisions are dominated by super-athletic guys at the top and relative donkeys below.
We heard all of this talk prior to the Penn/Florian fight about Florian’s muay thai. Well, Florian ended up trying to avoid Penn’s power the entire fight. He also came in a lot smaller than Penn.
We all saw Penn/Stevenson. When Penn decides to train, no one at his weight can beat him.
GSP/Alves: I thought this was actually going to be a good fight considering Alves cut through everyone else so quickly. Turns out that he still couldn’t hold a candle to GSP. GSP just ended up running a ground-and-pound clinic and getting the decision.
Anderson Silva vs. anybody at MW, LHW, or (possibly) HW. I know Machida’s the champ at LHW, but only because Silva has said he’ll never fight Machida. Seriously, who does the UFC have at MW and LHW that even comes close to posing a danger to Silva?
We’re told by idiots like Joe Rogan pre-fight how a lot of the contenders have “evolving games” and “improved standup” and all this other stuff. I’m just not seeing it except in the champs, and now they’re trying to get GSP to move up and (of course) Silva already has.
The WEC has way more competition and athleticism, IMO. It’s way more fun to watch. The UFC’s got a problem finding talent, and TUF is certainly not helping this season.