Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Branson, Missouri
I think Rich's good guy attitude gets him more hype. I mean, he's probably the nicest guy not named GSP, and people dig that. It's not really a measuring stick to rate a persons skill, but some people hate Hughes because of how he acted on TUF 2.
Rich is a good fighter, who has trouble fighting aggressive strikers. Once Rich knows he can't bully someone around, then he's out of the game. Machida beat him, and Silva brutally beat him. Why he actually decided to stand with Silva is still beyond me. He either didn't pay much attention to Anderson, or he was delusional enough to actually think he could trade punches with a world class striker with a great Thai fighting game.
Rich beat Tanner twice. That's a nice accomplishment. He beat a very gun shy Loiseau, so that doesn't impress me much.