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Bendo is a cool dude and was absolutely hated in his reign

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  1. iboufring** Green Belt

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    Well maybe not "hated" but he wasn't very popular. Heck i even disliked him and i dont even remember why. I think it was because i have the hots for Edgar.

    Anyway, the guy always shows up in shape and ready to scrap. Sucks what Pettis did to him but i guess that had to happen lol.

    He wasn't even "fake", didnt beat up old fan favourites and has an awesome tattoo. Wierd how he got shitted on all the time
     
  2. heavyarms21 Ryozanpaku Belt

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    People were uncomfortable with his love for Jeebus and Jeebus giving him strength iz normal
     
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    I liked him better when he played for the Steelers
     
  4. EARLOBE Brown Belt

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    A lot of people were butthurt about him winning close decisions (I had him winning all of those fights).

    And the cringeworthy religious shit in the post-fight speeches probably didn't help.

    I've always been a big fan of him though. He's always fun to watch.
     
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    Saying your religious beliefs makes Sherdog insecure

    Also decisions.
     
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    What this guy said.
     
  7. iboufring** Green Belt

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    Ooh yeah forgot all of his fights went the distance. But he did try to finish. He beat the shit out of Jim miller
     
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    Didn't like the way he took the title from Frankie, who was pretty disliked during his reign.

    The worst thing you can do in MMA these days is win the title, from a PR standpoint
     
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    Hahahaha. Man I hate MMA champs.
     
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    Awesome tattoo?
    OP confirmed for wearing affliction gear and camo-cargo shorts.
     
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    Like everyone else said, gift decisions and octagon proselytizing. (and some snoozers)

    If you asked people if they think Bendo is a good guy or an asshole, most would say good guy.

    Saying he was "absolutely hated" is a bit of hyperbole. A lot of people were disappointed or annoyed with his fights, but I never heard anyone say they hated him.
     
  12. Kafir-kun Fear is Freedom, Subjugation is Liberation Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    The hate came from winning a few close fights a lot of people thought should've went the other way and for some the whole Jesus thing. Personally I just thought he was an underwhelming champion. He took the belt from someone who looked two weight classes smaller than him and in the rematch a lot of people thought he lost. The Diaz fight was the only really dominant win but when he eventually lost the belt he got dispatched so quickly and thoroughly it made his reign seem even weaker. He never had the aura of someone like BJ Penn
     
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    He's a pretty cool guy, just not the most entertaining fighter in the world
     
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    Sherdog loved him when he beat Edgar. You guys were pretty tired of Frankie by then. Now if Pettis keeps getting injured you will probably turn on him as well.
     
  15. iboufring** Green Belt

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    Ye your right. Changed it
     
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    Fedor "It is God's will"
     
  17. Da Speeit Plutonium Belt Platinum Member

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    Fedor don't speak English.
    You're allowed to be religious if you're from another country
     
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    It was his crazy eyes and Jesus rants that turned me off.
     
  19. Mr. Fresca Thanks for playing

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    Because he took the belt from Frankie in a very very close fight. Then he defended it in a fight that Frankie dominated. I think he beat Melendez and Thompson, but Frankie II is one of the worst robberies I've ever seen.
     
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    That and Fedor didn't start involving God into his MMA career until the twilight.
     

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