Originally Posted by AndrewRyanWallace
First of all, that is a terrible argument, see Lesnar jumping into the heavyweight division and becoming champ pretty quick and reigning for more than a minute. Second, what is this Bigfoot is mid-tier thing based on? Have you guys seen him fight? did you watch the big country mir fight? Mir is improving, he is still not even close to Big Foots level. Their fight would look like Lesnar Mir 2, except much worse because Big Foot is actually a great martial artist, not just a great athlete. He would get put on his back, smothered and have his brain splattered against the canvas gorilla on fedor style. Gonzaga would probably lose to big country at this point, not even serious competition for Silva.
Dude, this is so much fail I don't even know where to start. Want to put some money on Big Foots next few fights? How about $100 that he never becomes the HW champ in the UFC? Honestly, I read a lot about MMA and follow the sport closely and have for years and years, and I've never heard anyone call Big Foot a top tier heavy. Granted, he looks decent as of late and beating Fedor is obviously huge for him but lets face it, Fedor has not evolved, has looked unmotivated for a few years now, and is fighting out of his weight class. Before that he beat a done AA and lost to Werdum. Before that his wins are scrub city. Jim York? Cabbage? Ricco's reanimated corpse? Not exactly names that strike fear in the hearts of men. I only mention the fail rate of non-UFC fighters comin gin b/c it happens over and over. A non-UFC guy sets the world on fire, comes in with a lot of hype, and gets rolled. Lesnar is the exception. Look at Shogun, Cro Cop, Kid, Nak, Suduko or what ever his name is, HH, Aoiki got rolled in SF, and at the last event, Jorge got rolled after breaking various top ten lists due to his work in Japan. Now I love a lot of those fighters and many of them have done well since, but the idea that guys that look good in 3rd tier promotions are going to look as good in the UFC has been disproven time and again. I don't think he is a scrub by any means but to even claim he would roll the UFC division is a joke. Until he proves otherwise he is still mid-tier.