Member Since: 07/03/2007
"He is undefeated, crushing all of his opponents."
"All the guys that he fought have been pretty much top notch."
I'm not hating, really, i've heard good things about Scarola, but not one of his three opponents has a single win. It doesn't help Joe much to make statements like that when people can just look up his record.
I meant for it to be read like this -
"It doesn't help Joe much, to make statements like that, when people can just look up his record. "
"I notice this a lot on the East Coast where guys who can sell tickets seem to be able to get opponents where you have to wonder where the promoter found them. "
I'm sure it happens equally as much across the country, you're just seeing a lot of it here because, well, you're here Helwig!
Makes sense for ANYONE's first fight to be against a guy who ALSO has zero fights, or maybe 1 or even 2 fights. Same with the second - that opponent should have 1-3 fights. Those are equally matched fights. When you get to fight #3, you're opponent needs to have at least 1 win on his record for the fighters to have equal experience and equal skill levels. I think at that point your credibility starts taking fire - three fights and a not one opponent had a single win.
But again, thats not a shot at Scarola, I KNOW his BJJ is legit if he trains under Serra. Matt Serra's BJJ credibility is beyond reproach and I hear he is very slow to give out rank so to get a brown under him you have to be REALLY good. At the same time, I think you make a fighter look bad when you say things like "he's undefeated" and has faced nothing but "top notch competition" when his opponents have record's like Joe's. Best just to let him show what he has on the show (if he's on it).