Originally Posted by eatthisjerry
No he is not. He is one of the cockiest guys in the business (one of the reasons he lost so brutally to JDS). Always had a big mouth, always came up with excuses after his losses... became low profile after a lot of criticism.
He lost the JDS fight because 1) he didn't train properly, was way out of shape (not from being cocky, more so being lazier and not taking MMA as seriously as he does now - you know, people learn from their mistakes and try to improve, mad props at him for changing his life) 2) Cigano is a fucking beast.
If you see him that way, that's ok since it's your opinion and deserves respect but, sorry, not many people think like you! Also, the excuses thing is very subjective... saying he overtrained for the second Overeem fight and admitting lack of preparation in past defeats aren't necessarily excuses but facts if you choose to believe him or not. Going by that logic, then EVERY fighter makes excuses after a defeat. I could probaby give 10 worse examples of just fellow big name brazilian fighters alone lol .
Always insightful in interviews, well respected among his MMA peers and in the BJJ world. Go ask them if he is one of the cockiest: Wand, Mirko, Shogun, Jacare, Vinny, Fabio Gurgel, Mario Reis, Romulo Barral, Pe de Pano, Cobrinha, Serginho, Pezao, Minotauro while we are at it and the list goes on and on!