Lord Nitemare -
He had already been finished with strikes almost 10 times. This wasn't a surprise to anyone who wasn't homosexually blinded by his new muscles.
True...but you guys do realize that his stock has dropped significantly, long gone are the days that he gets what he wants.
Yeah but my point was just that his stock was never up to a lot of people, myself included. It has only had room to drop in the eyes of people who have long term memories that only hold information pertaining to a guy's last fight or last few fights.
Hopefully people will finally stop with this what have you done for me lately shit and realize careers do matter.
He beat Brock coming off his deathbed, he LOST to Werdum (yes, lost) and he crushed a few cans. People should have known damn well nothing had changed when, in 2007, he lost to the only decent HW he has fought in over 5 whole years who was ready to fight him at the time the fight happened (Hunt is good but he was going through a rough patch) or who didn't get his balls knee'd literally into his body.
I'm not trying to bash the guy but there's just no other way to get people to realize they were wrong to hype him just like they're almost always wrong.
His stock may have never been very high in your eyes but the UFC did believe he was the next guy in line (so did the vast majority of the MMA media). As far as I'm concerned, he's fucked in every sense of the word. I doubt he'll ever get to fight for the title...and if he does, Cain will tear off his face and wear it whilst beating the shit out of him.
on another note, Cain would have so fucked up Reem. It would have been a blood bath.