UGH, I would expect this type on nonsense at sherdog, but not here.
You can disagree with Brock's past-fight antics if you like, but the Mir nuthugging on this thread makes you look ridiculous.
Now I know that sherdog mentality has invaded these boards. “nuthugging”? … please. I know you’ve run out of arguments when you stoop to using this term invented by jr high keyboard warriors.
Wasn't the Mir loss Brock's second mma fight?
Yes, exactly. That’s one of the points of all of this. It was only his second fight. What the hell did he do to deserve a fight against a top 10 opponent? Just more of the shortcuts he got blessed with b/c of his fame. He should’ve been working his way up like every other fighter. oh, of course, brock is special. he doesn't have to wait in line, he can skip ahead of everyone esle. who's the "nuthugger" here?
I also don't understand why you are complaining about someone's size in a weight-limited category
because all the other weight classes have a max of 20 lbs before you step up to the next division. Heavyweights have a 60lb(!) space to work with. sasquatch lesnar is one of the only fighters who actually has to cut weight to make it down to the 265 lb weight limit. That means he comes into the fight outweighing some opponents by up to 50 lbs. A fighter could come in 230 lbs with no weight cutting, and have to face lesnar, who because he cut weight, by the night of the fight weighs 280 lbs.
to give you an idea, this is the equivalent of Mac Danzig fighting Wanderlei Silva, or Rampage Jackson!
Simple. Mir talked mad amounts of shit leading up to the fight, beyond even the normal pre-fight trash talk. Mir was acting like a dick for weeks leading up to the fight, plain and simple. Lesnar was fed up with it and retaliated. Lesnar disrespecting him in return does not hurt the company in any way. As far as the fans, they were booing him, he flipped them the bird. Not that big a deal.
I love how you make it seem that Mir was the only one doing the talking, as if lesnar was all class thru the whole thing. trash talking is a two way street, why no mention of any of the idiotic trash lesnar was spewing as if he was channeling the glory days of pro wrestling. So could you give me an example of what Mir said that warrants this type of behavior? And why brock should be immune from this type of trash talk? Are his feeling more fragile than every other fighters? :*(
Awww…. did poor brock get his precious feeling hurt when the crowd booed him? Well he just needs to grow some tougher skin, because lots of fighters have to go thru that.
I can think of several times (like when Americans go fight in the UK, or the events that are held on military bases and a fighter has to face an ex-marine) where fighters get booed mercilessly, but end up winning the crowd over by showing respect and humility. In other words, being a professional, something beyond the grasp of brock’s dumb macho high school jock way of thinking.
Insulting the sponsor could have potentially cost the entire company thousands of dollars. It didn't, obviously but the potential is there. Again, the bottom line is all about money.
The end always justifies the means then huh. Profit before people. Wonderful.
I contend that there is a way to make money and show sportmanship at the same time, the way champions like Anderson Silva, GSP, Fedor Emilianenko, and Lyoto Machida do.
Even now, brock is getting special treatment. Because if anybody else pulled a stunt like that, nobody would be defending it.
There are no excuses for the way brock acted. The problem is not the fans booing or fighters talking trash, its brock’s warped hulk smash mentality. And people defending him are only encouraging him to do the exact same thing next time.
Geez, seems i'm alone here. I really can’t believe they’re so many Vegan fans of this meathead (no pun intended), lol