Originally Posted by Sports_Nerd
This is nonsense. There's a tournament format, which means there are a lot of mismatches in the early stages, and closely matched fights in the latter stages, just like in any other tournament.
Also, LMAO at the idea that the ufc gives their fighters the most evenly matched opponents as a rule.
Ben Askren has been the bellator champ for years. He's been fighting in the organization for even longer.
Hector Lombard can say the same.
Now, get this...
Ben Askren never faced decent competition until he fought Jay Hieron.
Hector Lombard never faced decent competition until he fought in the UFC.
That's because Bellator isn't in the business of building an organization with the best fighters and the best quality opponents.
Its in the business of feeding Askren, Lombard and most of their other champions cans. They feed prospects a series of mismatches to make them look more skillful and exciting than they actually are.
Then when their prospects like Askren face a decent level of competition in the form of Jay Hieron -- they get exposed. They never faced real competition in their careers and never competed at that level. They're completely unprepared for it.
It figures Sports Nerd and OU wouldn't get that.
You two aren't the brightest bulbs on the christmas tree.