Originally Posted by Stoo
No he want...he was a guy with slow reaction times and questionable chin designed to put Anderson back in the fans good books after the Leites fight...email Keith Jardine for more details...Im not sure who was top 5 when they fought, but doesnt speak very highly of the division if you rank Forest with the likes of Chuck, Wandy, Shogun, Machida, Jones and so on, unquestionably the top dogs of the division. If Forrest is the barometer for that, then well...
I see a lot of blah blah blah.
You said Be a Top 5 205er.
Forest Griffin, at the time he and Silva fought, was just one fight removed from being Champion. I'd be interested to hear of any champion in MMA history that went from being Champion of the division to being 6th or worse.
I'll even save you time: there isn't one.
Ergo, Griffin was a top 5 at 205 at the time thus your suggestion is false.