Cheick Kongo has become the UFC’s true heavyweight gatekeeper. He’ll never be good enough to challenge for the title but he’s just good enough to keep anyone in that category. Always on the fringe of being one of the 10 best heavyweights in the world, Kongo looks like the baddest man on the planet because he has a phenomenal look. If you wanted a fighter who looked the part of a world champion for a movie, Kongo is one of the few guys in the heavyweight division (Brock Lesnar and Alistair Overeem being the others) that has that raw physical appearance the image of a fighter needs.
If you wanted someone to actually be the best heavyweight in the world, Kongo’s not the guy. He’s always on the cusp of it, though, and loses consistently when it comes to elevating himself into that territory. He lost decisively to Cain Velasquez and stands as the only fighter to go the distance with the champion. Kongo was choked unconscious by Frank Mir and before that lost a close decision to Heath Herring (back when Herring was still a relevant fighter).
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