I'm getting tired of this annoying trend that seems to be so ever present in MMA, and has been for so long.
It seems that it's impossible to comfortably like or cheer for a fighter without someone coming in and saying that they either would never be a title contender, or champion. And even worst, where they stand in terms of rankings.
Who the f*ck cares, I know I don't. It's leaving a bad taste in my mouth, and making everyone look so elitist.
It's like you can't like a fighter, or talk about them if they're not championship material. Shit, not every fighter is championship material, and certainly not every fighter is going to fight for the gold, or be the next BJ Penn.
I know it's important to compare rankings and fights between clear cut top fighters, but this is being applied to basically EVERY fighter, beit them being top 5 to top 30. It makes it hard to just like someone.
You just can't talk about your fighter without them being immediately compared to the champions of their weight classes, or how they would compare to almost every f*cking fighter in their weight class.
"Fighter A could never be champion"
"Fighter A would NEVER beat BJ Penn/GSP/Silva/Fedor"
"Fighter A isn't even ranked"
"Who has he beat? He's never beat anyone worthy to be good"
I don't care, I want to watch two people fight, I don't want to hear about where he has to be in terms of ranking and what titled he can't win.
All this emphasis on rankings is killing MMA IMO.
With that said, bbjd7, I'm sorry I rag on Dida all the time, I officially don't care about rankings and who can beat who. But him in K-1 is a different story