Originally Posted by ClydebankBlitz
Nick doesn't seem to be the kind of guy who wants easy opponents though. He didn't join the UFC because he hated the way it was run, not because he wanted the easy Strikeforce compititon. If he wanted an easy ride he wouldnt be looking at GSP.
Fair enough. But that's not what I'm talking about. I'm talking about the disrespect he gets on forums like this.
If he was being fed fighters he could beat (like Lombard getting Boetsch and Palhares) then people would be talking about how he's 'such a beast ZOMG!!1!!' and talking about how GSP was ducking him and blah blah blah
He loses one fight to Condit (which was super close) and they all talk about how he's garbage and has no chance etc..
The UFC knows how to build guys up, and a lot of you guys fall for it every time (Gus, Lombard, Phil Davis) when realistically these guys have no shot at the title.
Nick got BJ, Condit and now GSP. Three of the best guys in the UFC and he's .500 so far with the loss being controversial and all he gets is hate.
If he'd been given guys he could beat easily the way the guys the UFC wants to hype up do, the forums would be full of people declaring him the greatest WW of all time.