It's often said by many UFC fan boys (thanks to Dana's propaganda) that you're not a legitimate, or a proven top tier fighter, until you come and step inside the octagon of the UFC. Now for most sensible fans this criterion is obviously flawed and it's very easy to prove so. For example as we speak right now, several Strike Force fighters are joining the UFC, especially in the heavyweight department. So let's say Overeem beats Lesnar, will that suddenly make Overeem a legitimate heavyweight fighter? Was Overeem any worse the day before he fought Lesnar? And is he suddenly an amazing proven legitimate fighter the moment he beats Lesnar?
That obviously doesn't make any sense, Overeem was no Worse or better the day before he fought Lesnar, and the same applies to other top tier fighters outside the UFC. What about Werdum, many say he shouldn't be in the top 10 heavyweights, and when I say many, I mean UFC fanboys, but if he beats Roy Nelson does he now somehow gain some recognition and legitimacy simply based on beating a UFC heavyweight? So that one W in the UFC all of a sudden makes him legit, and makes him better than the day before he fought in the UFC.
The braindead logic of many UFC fan boys will come to a sad end when we see the Strike Force fighters perform and win in the UFC (Dan Henderson), and all this will confirm is what most MMA fans already knew, that there are are a lot of top tier fighters outside the UFC, and just because they don't compete in the UFC doesn't make them non-legit.
To sum up, Strike Force fighters who do get the W were no worse before they got that W in the UFC, we already knew they were top tier fighters, and we already knew they were legitimate fighters. Heck even if they lose it will not delegitimise them either, is there any shame in losing to such a fighter as Lesnar? (again the braindead logic of a UFC fan boy)
Oh and I am a UFC fan, just not a UFC fan boy stuck to Dana White's nut sack.