Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Ocean Front Property in Arizona.
The only thing that messed him up was JUST BLEED fans and the people who put it in his head that he couldn't go to a decision in the second Shogun fight, he tried to fight aggressive, he paid for it. He's not an aggressive fighter, his style isn't an aggressive style and hopefully he's learned that lesson.
Fighting Rampage, after being KO'ed brutally in your last fight probably didn't help either. Rampage has more one punch KO power than anyone at 205 and is capable of knocking anyone out at any time, be it Rashad, Machida, Forrest, Shogun, Jones, he can KO anyone with one punch, Machida was just way too cautious in those first two rounds, but for good reason.
Hopefully, he's made the tweaks in his game, he was elusive for a long time, and for 15 fights no one figured him out, you never get better if you never improve, and I think he's realizing that while his karate is still gonna give most people problem's he's gonna have to improve some other aspects of his game.