Originally Posted by Purgetheweak
I don't understand the hype behind this guy, he's on a win streak against nobodies and has-beens. He wins one fight in the UFC, and is now everyone's #1 pick? I hope he does well, but he could end up as just another name that got incredible hype and never delivered.
Well you are just out of the loop as many other are here.
The UFC has wanted Tex for a while. Sure he has beat no one. But he beats them in impressive fashion.
He is hyped similar to how Lombard was it seems. And I always questioned Lombard. So I see where people are coming from.
I have seen maybe 6 fights of his and I have been impressed every time. Hackleman I think has taken a liking to Tex. And if he puts all his time into him it may be a lot better than a guy like Lombard training in no mans land of a huge gym like ATT.
His BJJ is obviously excellent. Kingsbury had never been sub'd. Bonnar was on top of him for 3 rounds and couldn't do it. Texeria has finished very well in BJJ competitions. We know he has power. He is in his prime age right now.
I wish Rampage was still set to fight. Would have answered a couple questions.