Originally Posted by JKS
Look at this way.......compared to Fedor who is the HW goat.....
Fedor was 13-1 after he beat Nog in 2003 and became hw champ...he had 2 top 10 wins prior in Herring and Semmy. He went on to be undefeated till 2009 for years.
JDS will 17-1 if he wins tonight......but he's already got a much stronger resume then Fedor and will be 2 time HW champ. Cain will be 13-1 if he wins tonight, with another great resume.....2 title defences.
You guys figure it out
If JDS wins he will be 17-2 dude.
Seriously though, JDS could become GOAT HW in my eyes. Fedor was amazing and beat everyone he really had to beat, but many of his wins weren't against the best comp. Junior seems to fight better comp more consistently, but he needs to fight more than twice a year for the next few years and keep beating good fighters for him to challenge Fedor IMO.
I don't think the fact that Cain/JDS have this rivalry diminishes either man or their legacy - they are the two best HWs today and more talented than either of Fedor's primary opposition (Cro Cop/Big Nog).