Whenever somebody drops down a weight class, everyone expects them to be better. This couldn't be further from the truth, because ultimately you have to fight the other champion/highly ranked fighter at THEIR WEIGHT. I'm sure DC might have had more success wrestling jones if he got to come in with his HW body, and all the strength that comes with it, but he didn't. He had to cut, and in the fight Jon and Him were the same size, if anything jones was bigger than DC. Nobody DC fought could have prepared him for jones' skill level, especially no one at HW. It happened with edgar to. Because he did so well against bendo people thought he'd be able to take aldo down at will. Um no... A fight with Aldo at his weight is harder than a fight against benson, because aldo is a more skilled fighter. The only reason it's been working in the opposite way for guys like bisping, machida, and vitor is because MW is a less skilled division than LHW is.