Hold on Pheel, my man. Maynard is specifically talking about what he considers trolls.
Read it again:
Way I see it... everybody should feel this way about anybody who is negative about them. If I came on here, and criticised you and your skills, I would *expect* you to react with a quote just like Greys, right?
Hes right. None of us know what its like to fight these guys. None of us. Therefore, anybody outside family and camp, saying anything negative about Grey, is simply spouting non-factual shit that is actually completely useless to him. So why read it or give it any weight? Better to just say, "Those guys are arsehole losers" and get on with your business.
I certainly would. So would you, I'm sure.
I don't really agree with that.
In a way he's right.
There are many (too many) people who sit in front of the computer/laptop/TV and don't go through 1% of what he's going through - training, weight-cutting, fighting, all the sacrifices he makes in order to be a pro fighter and entertain millions of fans by doing his job.
Those people have no right talking cr*p
about the guy, or any other fighter for that matter.
But they have the right to express an opinion - something like: "his fight against Diaz was boring" or "he didn't do too much against Edgar in rds 2,3 and 4" or "Maynard is a much too conservative fighter who doesn't take many risks in his fights".
Is that something that should be taken as an insult?! Should he feel offended by that?!
I believe not.
WHen he became a pro-fighter he also took that risk: becoming a public figure and getting exposed to the media-internet and everything that comes along with being a public figure.
Hell - every fighter gets criticised.
It't the way they react to this criticism that shows the true nature of their character.
What Maynard said though was a complete bunch of c*ap.
He took it to another level - he pretty much insulted thousands of people, but on a personal level.
Forum member usually criticise fighters for their fighting performances, not for what they do in private.
No one said: "Maynard is a douche, has a pathetic life and is an idiot".
They aren't doing anyhting with their lives?!?!?
Excuse me...but his mom loves horses...
Is that ... *doing something with your life*?! Just curious.
Well, like I said, if itís too good to be true then it usually isnít. I mean, Iím not going to say nothing about nobody,
He just did.
but Rashad is my boy and heís a real person. I like real people. I hate fake people. Absolutely hate them.
The same Rashad who didn't want Jones in his camp.
But, he put on a fake smile for the 15 months he and Jones were teammates, like he was happy Jones was there?!?!