Agreed 100%. Can someone explain what exactly makes Junior and Cain new breed?
Originally Posted by Dionysian
Rogan was trying to differentiate Wes and Frank and Tim from Pride HWs. They were bigger therefore new breed. Despite the fact Fedor would have murdered them all. They did the same exact bullshit with Carwin and Lesnar... appealing to their size queen demographic.
Cain and JDS aren't new breed at all. The context of new breed was size-related and Cain and JDS are the same size as Fedor/Nog/CC. In fact Cain/JDS also mirror similar skillsets to Fedor/CC. "New breed" never made any sense. It was just a BS marketing phrase to promote the UFC as being something qualitatively different when it wasn't (or to hide the fact when it was worse in fact).
JDS: Good boxer with big power who has great takedown defense and ability to scramble back to his feet
Cain: Great wrestler who has developed solid striking
What makes either of these guys "new breed"
HW: Nogueira, Couture, Dos Santos
LHW: Shogun, Machida, Rampage, Liddell
MW: W. Silva, A. Silva
WW: Penn, Kampmann
LW: Penn, Melendez, Maynard, Chandler