Yeah, I find it funny that the large amount of not just new but uninitiated “fans” and bandwagon fans are now ripping Rich Franklin apart. Some even going so far as to say he is only a paper champion and “all marketing.” This after they had their lips around Franklin’s nuts in a permanent seal.
The UFC audience never ceases to amaze me.
It isn’t just UFC fans, I think it is indicative of “western” fans of MMA. The fan base is so fickle, you lose once and you become a second tier fighter, lose twice and you’re a can who only beat up on subpar competition. Everybody thought Arlovski was the UFC’s answer to Fedor, he loses twice to a game Sylvia and now he sucks? A fighter will have a bad fight every once in awhile, it happens.
As much as I hate to admit it, because I can’t stand him, Diego Sanchez is a good fighter. Everybody is waiting for him to face GSP or Hughes and lose so they can start saying what a crappy fighter he is, but even if he does lose, he has faced and beaten good competition.
BJ Penn loses to the top two guys in the division and there is some asshole on here writing that he looked average? Average, are you kidding?[/quote]
I’d think Matt Hughes’ victory must have been pretty hollow. He got absolutely fucking schooled on every aspect of the game, and then wins only due to BJ getting some freak injury. BJ just can’t be called average.
Eventhough I dislike Hughes I still think he’s a great fighter. Let’s say GSP beats him through the xycience ad in the middle of the octogon. I’m not going to say “see he’s a one dimensional fighter blah blah”. He’d still be a badass…still be a dick too I’m sure.
Anyways, the fans are abysmal.