Originally Posted by JackAbraham34
Yeah but that's what he means i would imagine. Hardcore fans might have known about his talents, but the casual fans surley didn't. Now it's like, "OMFG MACHIDA BEST EVER ! ROFL SHOGUN BITCH TOTAL PWNAGE BY MACHIDA !"
Thanks..yeah thats basically what i meant. I'll admit that i'm not hardcore as some because I dont know every tidbit about a fighter but i'm not a newb either. If i see an upcoming match with a fighter thats new to me i usually google him,check his wiki, then browse around for videos of his old fights.
I"m not hating on Machida but any guy that couldnt finish sam hoger or vernon white wasn't really hitting on my radar . I know the "hardcore" guys say "he was never boring to me..you want to se a brawl go watch a street fight". But even dana white knows he was boriing and the typical mma fan that buys the PPV didnt want to see him fight for the belt. If rampage jaw wasn't injured, he wouldve fought at ufc 98 and machida fans would still be upset about unfair it is.
Fighters evolve and dissolve but I think its funny (i could be wrong) that people make sig bets that a guy who has won half his fights by decision will stop a guy who has never been knocked out. And yea I know he did it to rashad/thiago but read my previous post.