He has slowly won me over with his persistence and continued improvement. There are times that I still dislike him, but he has gained my respect.
AS has gained my respect by fighting like AS. I still want to see someone beat him, but that is the fun of this sport sometimes is rooting for something.
Later on, when my brain took over and I started to appreciate ground technique, I became a fan.
I wasn't a fan of Maynard until the Guida fight...
I wasn't a fan of Bisping until the Sonnen fight..
nick diaz nut hugger -This.
I wasn't a Fitch fan until he beat Erick Silva's ass
I wasn't a fan of Wanderlei until he stepped in for Fedor and entered the HW Grand Prix. I had felt he got his butt whooped by Vitor, only to get lucky and fight Dan Henderson on short notice, headbutted to win against Guy Mezger whom was my favorite, and I was bitter about him beating Sakuraba, even though he did so fair and square. I felt he was touted as more than he was, while being fed a whole bunch of easy Japanese competition.
Then he stepped in and more than held his own against Iron head and barely beat Hunt imo, despite suriving the Atomic Butt Drop. He's now one of my favorite fighters.
He earned my respect. I know alot of butthurt BJ fans hate him because of it, but for me its the oposite. He looked great, and it was like a passing of the torch fight for me.
I wasn't a huge fan of Diaz until I read his Riggs/hospital story, and listened to his Sherdog interviews.
Member Since: 6/16/07
He was a great bloke, and an awesome teacher.
Rabid Bunyip - I wasn't a Seagal fan until he saved the UFC, martial arts in general and then on Dec 21, the world.Lol! Segal could front kick the fiscal cliff if he took time.
Rabid Bunyip - I wasn't a Seagal fan until he saved the UFC, martial arts in general and then on Dec 21, the world.http://youtu.be/Z58QzaF_-rM