Originally Posted by Axe
Who is Velasquez? I don't think even the Mexicans know. He has one win against a fraudulent roid-monkey who is scared to get hit. That's it.
Fedor is a legend, proven against top competition for many years.
Fedor in his prime has an easy night's work with Cain, in a ring, cage, or in Cain's own house.
Problem is Fedor's prime was probably 5yrs ago when the sport was still emerging, it would be a different story if he came around in another 15yrs....... The sport is still in it's infancy so to speak, I'll give it another 5-10yrs before we really start seeing a new form of athlete...... Jon Jones is the starting point but when you start getting mainstream athletes taking the sport up at a young age than look out.
I look back at the Don Frye's and Ken Shamrocks of 20yrs ago and shake my head. They were pub fighters at best, in fact Ken had no stand up skill at all, in a pub a decent athlete would KO him before he even tried to take it to the ground.