Originally Posted by Joebo21
can't mention Tito and Randy and leave out Chuck.. or Spider when talking about biggest UFC stars
GSP doesn't have "swag" lol he's a goof
McGregor/Aldo is gonna be huge I'm so freakin pumped for that fight
excited for Bones/Rumble too.. Rumble's on a tear and I honestly hope he knocks him out since Bones has become a douche
Chuck was a big star.
Anderson is debatable. He had a legit reign on top. I'm just talking popularity. Besides the Sonnen, Diaz and second Weidman fight, his fights weren't doing huge numbers. In fact, the deep dark Uncle Dana secret is that none of these Brazillian champs are draws. It took Sonnen's Billy Graham recitations and the assault of pillow fists to finally get water from the Silva well. Before that fight, Silva was getting booed and Dana was extremely frustrated. Anderson was indifferent to it.
GSP doesn't have swag. He just had a cool factor and was the BIGGEST star the UFC ever had. He was marketable, before the knock out heard round the world was an exciting fighter and dominated the WW division. He was their biggest draw (Brock and Tito are probably next).
And Connor/Aldo has the potential to be one of the biggest fights in UFC history. It's a little early but mid June we need to get crazy montage clips cut together from the World Tour.
I'm excited for Jones/Rumble. Rumble had been a juggernaut since his return. He's definitely got knock out power. He might be able to neutralize JBJ's wrestling (I'm not sure after what he did to DC) especially with the Rashad training with him. The only question marks are Jon's reach, Rumble's gas tank in the championship rounds and how Jon can wear you.
He needs to definitely study the tape from the Gus, Glover and DC fights.
And don't get it twisted. I love MMA. And UFC has some really compelling fights coming up. I just wish UFC did a better job promoting their ish. We just Polly about two big fights (not to mention there's Lawler/McDonald and Weidman/Belfort as co-mains).Edited by spiderjericho - 4/22/15 at 9:50pm