Originally Posted by Sherm
Franklin and Leben are good calls. Leben has that Bonnaresque reputation for bloodbaths, and like Bonnar is also a very straightforward opponent who would be easy to deal with.
Yeah, but Irvin was a 30 year old fighter with 4 losses. More like a Dolloway than a Leben.
Forrest was a 30 year old (IMO fluke) champion. If Anderson Silva isn't in division, Yushin Okami could easily have been a champion for a fight or two like Forrest at 205
Stephan Bonner was a high potential guy from TUF that just ran into a wall of top contenders... just like Ed Herman (Maia, Belcher, Shields).