Wang pulls a Forest Griffin and I guarantee people make a bigger deal about it. You want to criticise, try his performance, which I liken to someone who’s figured out one move in a game. Overhand rightx30, it’s got to land big eventually.
I’m pretty sure that ZUFFA wouldn’t have aired footage of Dana White bawling post-Tito. Watch any of the training footage, White’s ability to earn a green light from NSAC was miraculous with his skills.
They should respect their fighters and their marketability equally.
Wang’s never been finished, let alone knocked out, in over 11 professional level fights. I’m sure none of his detractors could do the same.
The team concept is ridiculous and overhyped by TUF’ers. All of these guys are grown men in an individual sport, and almost all of them have long-time training camps and coaches they know and respect. Put them on a jackass reality show for a short time and surround them with like immature clowns, and they are supposed to bond with the team and coach?
BJ Penn is my favorite fighter at 155/170, but I can safely bet that his coaches told him to put down the burritos and sprint for GSP. Maybe if he listened to them, he wouldn’t have to complain about not training hard enough in a questionably close decision loss.