Mac Danzig certainly wasn't treated with kid gloves once he won "The Ultimate Fighter" title on Season 6. He's been handed tough opponent after tough opponent. He had lost three difficult fights in a row and decided to take some time off.
Justin Buchholz doesn't have the reputation of previous opponents like Jim Miller, Josh Neer or Clay Guida, but he gave Danzig a good fight before falling via unanimous decision, 29-28 on all cards, in the final undercard fight before the pay-per-view portion of UFC 109.
Danzig is now 3-3 in the UFC and survives another day. Danzig, a good submission artist with a well-rounded game, proves the depth of the promotion's lightweight division.
"He's a great fighter. I do my best not to underestimate anyone I face. This depth in this division is so steep. I don't think people understand what it's like to fight in this division. Even the guys at the bottom of the rankings at 155 are world class."