Originally Posted by John8204
Well since you asked...
The thesis of your statement is that Damarques Johnson is a C-list fighter and that this is a huge step down from the atypical Mike Swick opponent. The problem with this statement is his victories have been against Marcus Davis, Jonathan Goulet, Ben Saunders, and Joe Riggs who don't appear to me to be of a much higher caliber then the aforementioned Johnson. Really the only fighter you could argue that Swick has defeated that is above the C-list would be Dave Loiseau, and that is a bit of a stretch.
So if you don't like Mike Swick beating up the C-listers, then what exactly are you a fan of? Are you like a Chicago Cubs fan who roots for the fighter as he loses to the bigger more talented fighters? Are you a fan of his dreamy eyes and strong jaw bone? Did he save your dog from a cougar attack?
Such apoplexy for a middling fighter is just weird.
When Mike Swick fought Marcus Davis, Davis was on a 11 fight win streak. Goulet was on a 3 fight win streak. Ben Saunders was on a 7 fight win streak. Joe Riggs before that fight was 3-1 in his last 4 fights and that loss is against Matt Hughes and his win before the Swick fight was against Nick Diaz.
Marcus and Joe Riggs were serious contenders at that point in time. Mike Swick was actually supposed to lose to Riggs. Ben Saunders was also being thrown into the contender label.
But your knowledge on MMA probably doesnt go that far back. And you only know what you see on ShtDog.
And ACTUALLY my post was responding to YOUR question about why Damarques is on a UFC on Fox card And i gave you the proper response. I SAID ABSOLUTELY nothing about it being a step down or step up.
So why dont you buzz somewhere else and find someone else to Bug.
And just because a fighter isnt number 1 doesnt mean he cant be my favorite. I like the way he fights. End of story.