I really hope they carve their base and are around for a while.... I need orgs like OneFC, WSOF, and Bellator... the smaller shows have some of my favorite fights and fighters.
Originally Posted by TanyaJade
Vera always had the potential and skill but never the mental fortitude.
He always folded at the slightest bit of resistance. I honestly believe that if Vera and Marquardt weren't as mentally weak as they were that they would still to this day be world champions, but you have to have game between your ears and neither of these guys did.
Honestly I have to disagree at least somewhat. I think his carreer was handled somewhat badly towards the end of his UFC run by the brass.
Let's look at his last 5 UFC fights.
Jon Jones - Loss- Who hasn't lost to Bones???
Ben Rothwell - Loss- Ben Rothwell tested positive for steroids directly after that fight and Brandon banged well into the 3rd round at HW.
Shogun Rua - Loss - potential fight of the year. If you have not see the Shogun/Vera fight PLEASE watch it!! It was most definitely a treat. They went to WAR.
Elliot Marshall - Win - Brandon took it unanimously.
Thiago Silva - Loss - Thiago Silva tested positive for steroids directly after the win over Vera.
Honestly Vera deserved another fight. That's a patch job at best taking under consideration those losses are to 2 steroid abusers one was FOTY damn near, and one is to the GOAT LHW champion.
His record looks bad until you take under consideration the details of it.