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Old 12-01-2008, 01:08 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Rashad Evans hate.....

please explain, because I was in the bar last night and some comrades got into a mma discussion. Almost everybody was anti-Rashad Evans. Many had different reasons, but the 2 common themes where "I dont like his showboating" and "his fights are boring".

Interesting.....I personally have seen all but 2 of Rashad Evans fights and I have never seen him do half the "show boating" of a Crazy Horse Bennett or Clay Guida (the latter of which everybody seems to love)

Secondly...in terms of "boring" fights....ummm...this Michael Bisping, Forrest Griffin and Spencer Fisher have a high percentage of vapid matches under their belt, yet I dont hear 1/7 of the criticism when it comes to their careers.


so please explain....why is Rashad Evans this hated, disrespected man?
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Old 12-01-2008, 01:14 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Simple....it's all a matter of opinion. Also there are different levels of boring. I personally think the more Rashad improves his overall game the less "boring" his fights are because he relies on his wrestling much less. Also I didn't really care for his showboating at first but that may just be the way he moves and how can you complain when he ktfo Liddell in such devastating fashion. I've never really thought of Bisping, Griffin, or Fisher as boring and I don't really recall Clay Guida showboating much but like I said it's all just a matter of opinion.
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Old 12-01-2008, 01:18 AM   #3 (permalink)
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when was the last boring rashad fight? it's been so long
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Old 12-01-2008, 01:28 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I have been bored by Rashad once or twice, and I have been annoyed by Rashad once or twice, but the man beautifully KO'd an MMA legend in Chuck Lidell, and now Rashad Evans enjoys my full respect as a fan. His KO of Chuck was one of the most brutal I have ever seen, his game plan was perfectly executed, and I am looking forward to seeing his next fight.
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Old 12-01-2008, 01:32 AM   #5 (permalink)
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As his skills are constantly improving, I am liking him more and more. I hated him because he was boring and he came off as a showboating asshole. But he's only getting better and it's gonna be hard to hate him while he keeps getting better.
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Old 12-01-2008, 01:37 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I think the "show-boating" argument is b.s. but from what fights that I have seen him I have found him somewhat boring(sans his fights with lidell and salmon). That being said I do still believe that he hasn't reached his full potential of becoming a good, complete, -and dare I say- an exciting fighter whose fights I would be generally be interested in seeing.

But for now, I could really give a **** about rashad evans.
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Old 12-01-2008, 02:18 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Yo, I notice a lot of hate for Rashad all the time. But most people don't have a valid reason. Most of em are just bitter, they can't get past that 1 round of 1 fight where Rashad did his dance on Mike Whitehead (It was him right?) I mean, think about it, although he was in the wrong, Mike Whitehead was talking a loooooot of head before the fight. No one gave him a chance. So in the middle of the beating, he toyed with him, dancing around and stuff.

Any time after that, he's not arrogant or anything. Or should I say, not more arrogant then the next guy. Chuck Liddell was talking like he already beat Rashad before the fight, AND the UFC was making plans for Rashad's downfall. But when Rashad opens his mouth, he's a cocky asshole?

Like I said, more Rashad hate stems from bitterness.

And new Rashad, when he uses his striking, is not boring. Like Aaronyman said, when was his last boring fight? A while ago... a loooong while ago.
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Simple, he KTFO Chuck Liddell, who was supposed to ream him and get his belt back. Every casual MMA fan loves Chuck. So now, people are finding reasons to hate Rashad. The boring argument isn't valid anymore, his style has evolved tremendously and he finishes guys consistently and brutally. And his showboating is far less than many others.

Same reason a lotta people hate Brock, because he beat Captain America.
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Cuz hes black.


All jokes aside now(or not.. depends who you are..), i dont like Rashad either, but hes a solid fighter, and nobody can deny that.. hes very well rounded, hes quick, agile, and strong, anywhere.

I guess the reason why i dont like him is that when hes standing, he never pushes the fight too much, he prefers to wait and counter with his quick strikes.. but i def dont have him on my hate list, i just dont particularly like him.. as for boring, well i guess he fights safe, he dont mind winning a decision for sure.
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Cuz hes black.


All jokes aside now(or not.. depends who you are..), i dont like Rashad either, but hes a solid fighter, and nobody can deny that.. hes very well rounded, hes quick, agile, and strong, anywhere.

I guess the reason why i dont like him is that when hes standing, he never pushes the fight too much, he prefers to wait and counter with his quick strikes.. but i def dont have him on my hate list, i just dont particularly like him.. as for boring, well i guess he fights safe, he dont mind winning a decision for sure.
That's a valid reason! We need more of these! I may not agree, but I can respect that! Good eye
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