Originally Posted by Lucifer Alpha
The point is that he was padding his record with cheap wins while HW champ. It's virtually impossible for Barao to do that as champion. He already got his plus juans out of the way.
No its not. Barao is currently fighting about 2 fights a year. If the UFC would allow more 'can' fights he could still fight every quality opponent he is now and then crush 2-3 more cans per year.
I am glad the UFC does not do that. I think there is a cost to fighters in terms of fight miles, even in easy wins. But again my point is there is no reason to try and act as if it somehow diminishes the strength of Barao CURRENT schedule if he fights every one he currently does PLUS crushes a couple cans per year more.
And that is my point. People ignore that guys like Fedor still fought as many top fights. The can crushing is just highlight gravy on top of a tough schedule. So it is silly to criticize for that.