Originally Posted by Stoo
Tito had tougher fights when he didnt have the strap. Beat a couple of good guys like Wandy and a very old Shammy.
In the mean time Chuck fought Randleman, Randy, Suloev, Vitor, Monson and Babalu, that's not even including Reem, Mezger, and Rampage in PRIDE
Tito has his own self to blame for not fighting any of these guys when he had the title for not being a top 10 ATG
I remember those days very clearly. Tito FLATLY refused to fight Chuck. He knew he was going to get KO'ed as Chuck was going on a tear and was willing to fight everyone. He was in the PRIDE GP as one of the favourites and was KO'ing every notable name in sight. Tito meanwhile kept citing injury's to delay the inevitable.