Originally Posted by Stoo
Yeah I do, and it's about styles as well as quality. He beats either of those 3 then he's either beaten the best strike in the division since Mirko (I know Reems MMA record is supplemented by his success in K1 thus far, but it will be a notch in JDS' cap if he beats him, and even bigger one if he does it standing, ala Mirko v Fedor) or one of the two best wrestler in the division, as well as knocking out the two best Jits guys already.
Alot of people are looking back before they were watching MMA on this board and not putting those wins by Fedor and co into proper context (look at davidwatts Mirko thread or Pops' Shogun one an example) And the most people on the board are using wiki as a tool to evaluate...well I wont go there today
But in this context those would be HUGE, the best strike of his generation, the best wrestler and the best jits guy, potentially all three.
I just glanced over Barnett's record. I've had him as high as I have for so long because of his wins over Randy and splitting fights with Nog. I believe JDS is now at number 4 on my list, dropping Barnett and Couture to 5th and 6th as a result.
I like the point you made, which I made bold, and agree. That would read very well on his resume. If he defeats Cain again, I won't have him 3rd yet; but he will probably be one fight shy of it.