Originally Posted by Flexb
This is a hilarious quote by Cain:
"He's on a two-fight winning streak, he just knocked out Alistair Overeem, a huge victory," Velasquez said. "You can't underestimate anyone in this sport, everything's so close with the little gloves and all of that."
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HAHAHAHAHA, a massive 2 fight win streak!!! WOOOOooooooOO! This is what I hate about UFC. in Boxing, a guy usually has a 15 fight win streak before getting a title shot. UFC, u win 2 fights and wham, you're a champ -- for 1-2 fights before losing. Unless you're GSP.
They're different sports, man.
"Don't you just hate how the Baltimore Ravens played just 19 games and were named champions? But the San Francisco Giants played more than 100!"
See what I mean?
Plus, especially within the context of MMA; you're only as good as your last fight... as it is with every fight these guys have. Almost like the butterfly effect.
Antonio Silva didnt just come out of no where and win 2 random fights and the UFC decided to give him a title shot.
Him outboxing Arlovski and knocking out Mike Kyle made him a fringe top heavyweight. Him obliterating Fedor put him into the top 10. Velasquez and Cormier (along with dos Santos) are so far ahead of the pack that losses to them don't even matter. AND THEN Silva knocks out hot prospect Travis Browne and no.1 contender Overeem, resulting in a two fight winning streak and, IMO, deserved title shot.