Originally Posted by Prince_Pugilist
This is the main reason. Rigo might be more skilled but he hasn't had the same level of opposition. Mares is the second best 122 pound fighter on the planet. 1 v 2 makes a lot of sense.
there is a big misconception about skills thats so popular around here..normally, when a fighter has a defensive style and lacks the offensive prowess they are viewed as a better skilled fighter than one with superb offense with defensive flaws..
its really like saying pure boxers are "better skilled" than boxer punchers which is really not the case.. one should detemnine the the skilllevel based on his style.. like " asking" how good of a pressure fighter is this guy or how how good of a defensive fighter is this guy..and so on..