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02-14-2013, 03:18 AM
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Originally Posted by kurt View Post
A Vitor win would make him more deserving of another title shot than Sonnen. You're right about Lombard though. A shame his first UFC fight was so ridiculous.
Resume wise no doubt, but I think the reason an easier case could be made for the Chael rematch was Chael dominated him for 4+ rounds, so you felt like he demonstrated that he had a very realistic chance of beating Anderson. Vitor didn't. And it wasn't like Cain/JDS where Cain had a very clear path to victory but the fight didn't last long enough for us to see if that path would work. Vitor's just gonna stand with Anderson again. Now granted I would probably agree that Vitor would be Anderson's toughest test at 185 aside from Weidman, but if Lombard beats Okami like he did Palhares I think a compelling case could be made for him as well.

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