I know this will be my second Brandon Vera story in succession but when I was getting information for the other story I found a link to an interview with Vera by MMAnews.com conducted on November 9th, 2006.
Luis Cruz: Now let me ask you this, do you think there’s anybody in the UFC light heavyweight division that can beat Shogun?
Brandon Vera: Umm [very long pause]
Luis Cruz: [laughing] That’s a long time to be thinking..
Brandon Vera: I know.
Luis Cruz: [laughs] To me, he’s number one overall.
Brandon Vera: Yeah, Chuck could beat him and honestly I think Forrest Griffin could beat Shogun. His style is different. Like Forrest is a gamer, you know what I’m saying? He’s always game and his style, I think, matches up well with Shogun.
And that ends this pointless post.