I think Condit can work him in a similar fashion by picking him apart from the outside.
Wouldn't surprise me to see Alves shoot for TD's in this fight.
Damn, I can't believe it's time for UFC 200
Dude, I just watched the MMA Hour, Bobby Green went NUTS. He's still pissed about he Donald Cerrone situation, where some racist things were claimed to have been said. Green wants to fight Cowboy, BAD
Green was saying Edson Barboza was running the entire fight. He said everyone runs He said Masvidal is the better fighter than Ianquinta and that everyone wants to run or dance these days
Also Weidman's thoughts on Rockhold/Souza:
"I would expect a tough fighter, but I'm running right through any of these guys," Weidman said on Monday's edition of The MMA Hour. "[Rockhold]'s well rounded, but he's not great anywhere. He's not the best striker I've ever fought, he's not the best jiu-jitsu guy I ever fought. Jacare brings a different element, he's really good on the ground and he's probably more dangerous on the feet than Rockhold. Rockhold is well-rounded and keeps a good solid pace going throughout the whole fight. They are two completely different fighters. If I was to say who was more dangerous, it would probably be Jacare, but there are probably more holes in his game than Rockhold."
Just read something where Bader basically said the same thing about DC. Supposedly some of the guys at AKA are saying he got a big head and acting like he's big time now.
Listened to Weidman on MMA Hour and he's talking about how he thought he was gonna **** himself during the fight.
Weidman is that dude though
I mean you're right in the sense that talkers may get their careers fast forwarded (of course you have to also have some nice performances) but I don't think that has anything to do with how DC is handling this "championship win". The man is acting like he's the one true king of the 205 division. I want him to be happy and pumped, I also believe he should have a tempered enthusiasm considering he just got whooped by the true champion
DC is doing the one thing Jones couldn't do, and thats make people cheer for Jones and want him to win. If you go on other MMA sites now you see a bunch of people commenting saying they can't wait for Jones to comeback and dominate DC again. How DC is turning out to be faker than Jones. And a bunch of other comments just wanting him to shut up and stop acting like he's the real champion.
If DC wanted more attention he could've just sat back and let UFC handle it. A majority of fans still consider Jones to be the real champion. UFC doesn't want that. They want us to see DC as the true undisputed champion and they're gonna do whatever they have to, to try and change how ppl see things. Just on that UFC show on FS1, they basically had a special tribute to him winning the belt with videos sent him from his family and friends.
tbh it's one in a million for MMA to have mainstream stars. Public still doesn't take it seriously, so no matter what the UFC does to promote someone, there is a ceiling there
Rhonda and Conor honestly didn't even do much and look at what they've created for themselves. The UFC didn't even have to push them and they would have the same exposure/impact on the public
Who knows maybe when NYC allows MMA it will be the start of something big
Idk if UFC has any mainstream stars besides Rousey. McGregor maybe a star in the MMA world and UFC/Fox have been trying to push him as a star but he's not. Dude walks down the street in Hollywood or wherever the stars and TMZ type photographers go and a majority of people would have no clue who he is. And I agree that Jones isn't a mainstream star either. When he was arrested for the hit-and-run, ESPN hardly talked about it on tv. UFC's next biggest star behind Rousey maybe Dana White.