Originally Posted by No_Mercy
I was thinking about this. My feelings are that Vera believed in the UFC marketing machine and thus his own hype. He's under performed when it counted. When he attacks he lands some vicious combos w/ kicks. He always freezes up, gets stuck in the cage and curls up. Sign of a lack of mental toughness. Easier said than done I suppose. Then you look at Ryan Couture who just grits down and keeps going or heck even Travis Brown recently. Can't teach toughness.
I can still remember the hype surrounding him. Vera wanted to be the man who defeated Chuck Liddell and carry titles in both the LHW and HW division. Now he's considered wasted potential.