Originally Posted by Liddellianenko
Yeah but despite the UFCs best efforts, Frankie was a terrible PPV draw. His fights with Bendo for example did 360K and 190K buys, some if the worst numbes for a title fight in an established division in UFC history.
Rocky or not, he was still basically a boring pitter patter point fighter.
Maynard had one heelish fight, and that was against a guy who's turned into a real bore himself lately. I don't think he did it for the marketing, just in the moment. I doubt he's suddenly turned into a draw from just that.
maybe he did do it for marketing reasons, he found out thats how all the ufc heels have been getting "undeserving" title shots like diaz/sonnen/koscheck. he knows he has to stop being polite and start talking shit and have a bad boy personality it will sell + his nickname is the "bully" classic heel. also i think there was a interview where he says something along these lines " i tried to be humble, but thats shit gets old quick" pretty much confirming his heel turn.
Originally Posted by MMATycoon
I look forward to seeing Bendo lose. I don't like any fighter who wants to thank the invisible man for their victories but has nothing to say about it when they lose.
yeah that stuff is lame.