big ricco fan here. wow, what he could have been
he is a guy most fighters dont wanna fight. which is a problem in itself.
Ricco is in a tough spot where beating him doesn't mean much to name fighters so the only fights he can get are against unknown guys looking to use him as a stepping stone. Ricco can't get a fight against anybody he can use to catapult himself back into the limelight. Ricco was very upset when Overeem backed out of there fight because he has been waiting so long for that opportunity.
To truly understand just how much potential Ricco had you have to realize that Ricco was already in the midst of his downward spiral with drugs when he actually won the belt from Randy Couture. He didn't beat Randy when Ricco was at his best he was still dominating when he was in the midst of crashing down.