Originally Posted by redikulis
Looks do matter. But not necessarily in the way you are stating. I think people like to relate to fighters, and choose their allegiance in that way.
Luke Kumo is a good example. A lot of guys that like to see a scrawny, nerdy guy fighting, chose to cheer for him. Because maybe those people can relate on some level.
The same holds true for: "pretty boys", "ugly guys" , "gangsters", or whatever other genre of person you can put a fighter into.
Personally, I enjoy seeing humble fighters. I like St. Pierre.
I like humble fighters too, but as you can see in my top 10, Fedor and CroCop are about the only humble fighters on my list. In a way I don't like how Kid and Gomi are so disrespectful, but in a way I also find it appealing. It's exciting I guess. Luke Cummo is an excellent example, I thought about mentioning him too. Great point. Everyone has their own ways of making their opinions, whether it's their fighting style, looks, appeal, attitude, excitement or whatever. It all comes in to play whether you like it or not. I like Penn because of his skill and fighting style and excitement, I like Kid because of his skill and excitement and attitude, Frank cuz of his skill and attitude, Genki because of his appeal and fighting style, CroCop for fighting style, excitement and attitude, Parisyan for his excitement and fighting style, Gomi for his skill and attitude, Fedor for all of the above, and Rampage for his excitement, looks, appeal, and fighting style. Like I said, we all base our opinions off of these 5 or so things. It's natural and if you can't admit it I guess you have insecurity problems or something.