Originally Posted by SuzieQ49
Wlad's prime started post 2006 when his training with Manny Steward finally started to pay dividends, and he began to understand the system. Wladimir has improved A TON since 2004. I think to any non bias observer, it should be clear that Wladimir is a much better fighter now than 10 years ago.
So, my question is, when will people stop bringing up losses that happened 9-14 years ago to a completely different fighter?
Wlad was in his prime for all at least 2 of his 3 losses. He was fully developed physically and had experience and a winning record over world class opposition. What you're descibing is peak, and I would agree he wasn't peak yet.