Why don't we, the fight fans, use Kharitonov and other proven HWs to "scout" or assess new HWs? Why are most of MMA fans so damn focused on the fighters fighting in the UFC that they are willing to ignore guys who beat legends outside of the UFC? I think we need to focus more on the good side of great and proven journey men like Kharitonov, Monson, Ricco... instead of complaining about them not being in the UFC and acting like they are not good anymore, just because they are not in the UFC. I'm looking at the UFC HW division and I refuse to believe that the top guys are really the clear top guys at HW right now. I mean, they are mostly old as f*ck and everybody looks very beatable to me. The UFC is counting too much on the power of their company and the starpower of their old HWs to develope new top HWs. They keep recycling while there must be young guys outside of the UFC who could break into top guys, given the chance. I think that an unknown russian HW could KO a bunch of top UFC HWs. This is how I feel about the UFC HWs today. You can't possibly believe that recycling top HWs is the optimal way to have the strongest HW division. Having young prospects eliminating themselves is stupid. They should each get a crack at top old HWs instead and bring some new life into division.