Did Corey Hill's bark get him as far as he got?
I'll be the first to admit that I hated Corey Hill at first. I thought he was just this seasons loudmouth, shit talking, black guy, who was going to run around like an idiot and end up being all bark and no bite. I guess many would say that's exactly what happened but I've been wondering if it didn't pay off for him. I honestly think that Gabe was mistakenly intimidated by him and that's why he chose not to eat properly and do what was necessary to make weight. If you've seen any of Gabe's earlier fight videos you would have to agree that he would have handed Hill's ass to him easily. I also think that the other fighters knew that Gabe was intimidated which probably played a little with Emerson's head and made him a little more hesitant in his fight with Corey.
Do you think acting like a badass even when you're not can work in your favour? If done right of course...not like telling blatantly ridiculous, bullshit stories like Marlon Sims.