Brock shouldn’t be considered a freak show fighter

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by gotBooched, Jan 23, 2018.

  1. gotBooched maximus entertainus

    gotBooched
    Joined:
    May 28, 2007
    Messages:
    7,356
    Likes Received:
    3,721
    With the exception of the Mir / Lesnar II build up and the embarrassment that was the post fight interview, Brock was very straight up and often times quiet.

    He earned his way to his title shot, defended, ducked no one and even fought dudes that he knew were gonna kick his ass (Reem)

    He was a big paycheck and an enormous draw. I despised his presence when he was active but in hindsight he didn’t teabag the UFC and their fans the way their flavor-of-the-month does now. He was always down to fight, was quite active when he wasn’t injured and really did well considering the amount of time he formally trained.

    When Cain was coming for his belt he didn’t stop fighting for two years which is really cool when you think about it

    Cliffs:

    Disliked Brock during his run. Appreciate him now that I’ve seen the McGregor and Ronda shit shows.
     
    #1
  2. VinceArch Venom in the veins.

    VinceArch
    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2010
    Messages:
    10,548
    Likes Received:
    9,666
    Agree with most of what you said except the 'earned his way to a title shot.' But at HW you don't have a whole lot of choice to begin with..
     
    #2
    Leonard Haid and A.S. Deep like this.
  3. genecop Black Belt

    genecop
    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2007
    Messages:
    5,450
    Likes Received:
    2,593
    Why, he is..
     
    #3
  4. sirmorbach These violent delights have violent ends

    sirmorbach
    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2016
    Messages:
    6,349
    Likes Received:
    37,781
    Location:
    Brazil
    CAN YOU SEE ME NOW?

    CAN YOU SEE ME NOW?
     
    #4
  5. Tom Terrific Tom Brady is Garbage

    Tom Terrific
    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2008
    Messages:
    8,348
    Likes Received:
    24,230
    Location:
    GOATVille
    He's a freakshow because someone his size shouldn't be able to move like he moves. It's a different sort of freakshow than a "Dada 5000 vs. Kimbo" match.

    Not all freakshows are created equally.
     
    #5
  6. Mmmmmmma1234 Orange Belt

    Mmmmmmma1234
    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2017
    Messages:
    377
    Likes Received:
    436
    2-1with wins over bottom ranked guys is an earned title shot? No he was gifted that because of his freakshow draw.
    Love or hate Ronda she was an active champion who fought her way up and defeated alot of contenders before her fall.
     
    #6
  7. Ryeboi Orange Belt

    Ryeboi
    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2003
    Messages:
    440
    Likes Received:
    197
    Freakshow: Noun. 1. sideshow at a fair, featuring abnormally developed people or animals.



    Fits the bill. All of his accomplishments have an *, just like Jon Jones and Anderson Silva. Chumps.
     
    #7
  8. Z28LS1L98 Blue Belt

    Z28LS1L98
    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2016
    Messages:
    782
    Likes Received:
    1,128
    Brock vs undertaker.... They have a score to settle. Make it happen Dana
     
    #8
    Fishmonger and funksoulbrother like this.
  9. campbecc Silver Belt

    campbecc
    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2011
    Messages:
    11,290
    Likes Received:
    3,384
    no way in hell did he earn a title shot.
     
    #9
  10. phenomphan2 Green Belt

    phenomphan2
    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2007
    Messages:
    1,434
    Likes Received:
    74
    He has legit skills. Beat Mir, hunt, Coulture.
     
    #10
  11. Sonny Qc Silver Belt

    Sonny Qc
    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2016
    Messages:
    14,280
    Likes Received:
    39,621
    Location:
    Québec City, CAN
    Earned His title shot ?

    Really ?

    (P.s I like Brock and I think he is way Underrated)
     
    #11
  12. IVovchanchyn Blue Belt

    IVovchanchyn
    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2015
    Messages:
    579
    Likes Received:
    400
    welcome to adulthood buddy, most people on sherdog never make it.
     
    #12
  13. IVovchanchyn Blue Belt

    IVovchanchyn
    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2015
    Messages:
    579
    Likes Received:
    400
    he earned his title shot like gsp earned his vs bispng, popularity. get over it
     
    #13
  14. ZackZed Black Belt

    ZackZed
    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2012
    Messages:
    5,729
    Likes Received:
    3,679
    Heath Herring was a top-10 win.
     
    #14
  15. Sonny Qc Silver Belt

    Sonny Qc
    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2016
    Messages:
    14,280
    Likes Received:
    39,621
    Location:
    Québec City, CAN
    1-1 in the UFC with a win vs borderline top 10 is enough ?

    Alrighty then. ...
     
    #15
  16. campbecc Silver Belt

    campbecc
    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2011
    Messages:
    11,290
    Likes Received:
    3,384
    GSP was champion for years; it's not at all the same thing.
     
    #16
  17. ZackZed Black Belt

    ZackZed
    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2012
    Messages:
    5,729
    Likes Received:
    3,679
    Still more qualified than Conor's instant title shot at 155, or Edgar's at 145, or Chael's at 205. You see where I'm going with this.
     
    #17
    Hypetrainofthemonth likes this.
  18. IVovchanchyn Blue Belt

    IVovchanchyn
    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2015
    Messages:
    579
    Likes Received:
    400
    its the exact same shit, just because you don't like it doesnt mean its not accurate.
    he was out of the sport for 4 years and never fought in the mw divison. its the same level of stupid. if anything it's more absurd because of the unwillingness gsp always had in fighting at mw. at least brock was game.
     
    #18
  19. moreorless87 Steel Belt

    moreorless87
    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2007
    Messages:
    25,579
    Likes Received:
    9,659
    I don't think winning justified the shot either, honestly by that stage Randy was a bit of a sitting duck, a bit of an upset champ anyway but 18 months out at that age I think did for him as an elite fighter. Werdum, Nog or Mir who deserved the shot more would all have beaten him IMHO.
     
    #19
  20. Prefect Brown Belt

    Prefect
    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2008
    Messages:
    2,995
    Likes Received:
    1,470
    The HW division is always thin for talent. Someone who understands the sport could probable watch 15 minutes of sparring of each fighter and know who is in the top 5. There aren't many good big guys.

    He got the title shot because of the draw and he was just that good. At hw, he in my opinion would beat any version of hw couture. Mir was never as good aa Brock. Whether he deserved it or not is a moot point because he delivered.
     
    #20

Share This Page

monitoring_string = "fd5733925866a04e50edd70f38dfaa35"
monitoring_string = "603ac9fff68f23709f2a42bf5e29272b"