Join Date: May 2006
Location: New York City, New York
I don't understand how Corey is bad for MMA. I understand how he was bad for TUF, because he lied to get on the show and he is ignorant of the sport, but there are a few things you really have to give the guy: he's tall and he's athletic. If he had four fights I would understand him being on the show, but I don't think it's fair to the guys who are real professional fighters and have experience.
It did bug me, at first, that he didn't know who Dana White or Jeremy Horn was, but that isn't really what bugs me about Corey. What bugs me is that he isn't a very good fighter. It's that simple.
I don't care if you don't know the history of the sport, if you are good I'll watch you fight, but Corey doesn't make up for his lack of knowledge in ability. After all, I think Emerson got screwed by the judges.
Corey will be a very good fighter in the years to come. He's pretty young and he's got alot of athletic potential, as anyone can see from watching the training clips, but the fact that he has to fight a guy as experienced as Nate Diaz is just a complete mismatch. It's like Maynard vs Weems or Lauzon vs Geraghty or Wiman vs Sims. The only difference is that this is in the second round.
Diaz by submission in Round 1.
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