1. The official Sherdog Store is back! Check it out! » Discuss it here! »

Fighters that have won you over?

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by Essie, Aug 1, 2016.

  1. essie kay hansen's pink scrunchie Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2014
    Messages:
    10,184
    Likes Received:
    3,065
    Location:
    3rd planet
    I never disliked Condit all that much but after he got the decision over Nick I really soured on him. Of course it's not his fault the decision went his way and I do think the fight was very close. All of that is beside the point. Hearing Condit's interviews recently and seeing how he reacted to what I thought was a terrible decision loss to Robbie has turned me into a fan. I am curious which fighters you used to dislike that you now call yourself a fan of?
     
  2. IndyCovaHart Steel Belt

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2003
    Messages:
    25,885
    Likes Received:
    4,850
    Moose is slowly winning me over.
     
  3. muaytao Brown Belt

    Joined:
    May 30, 2015
    Messages:
    4,800
    Likes Received:
    902
    Mcgregor... I hated him but it only took him 13 seconds to make me a fan
     
  4. akc814ilv Blue Belt

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2006
    Messages:
    675
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Utah
    I used to hate Chael because of all the shit he was talking. I just thought the wwe heel act belonged in the wwe.

    However, the whole act kind of grew on me a bit. I don't know if I'd say I'm a fan now, but I do kind of enjoy listening to his shit now.

    I'd also say Brock. I couldn't stand him when he first came in. He just seemed too damn cocky for a guy that had one pro fight. However, I kind of grew to appreciate the fact that a guy with limited skills and very little experience was able to win just based on his one skill set. It kind of brought me back to the old days.

    I was still rooting for Hunt against him, but I wasn't bothered by Brock winning either. The failed test doesn't bother me at all because I know that the majority of these guys are all on something.

    Last would be Dana. Not a fighter but I couldn't stand him before. Now I kind of appreciate everything he has done. Especially as I have gotten older.
     
  5. DaleBoca Gold Belt

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2012
    Messages:
    20,910
    Likes Received:
    6,879
    It's better to find a new fighter to hate.
     
  6. NightwingBJJ R.I.P To The King II Long.Live.GU€RNICA

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2012
    Messages:
    15,522
    Likes Received:
    6
    Location:
    Planet Vegeta
    <mma3>
     
  7. gotBooched maximus entertainus

    Joined:
    May 28, 2007
    Messages:
    9,352
    Likes Received:
    1,188
    Location:
    Louisville KY
    Bisping for sure. He used to grind my gears but ever since the eye injury he's grown on me. It's a constant reminder what these guys go through. My fat ass is watching on TV as he gets a detached retina and multiple surgeries to fix it / eye is permanently fucked up. He could have walked away then and been a star in England for life and you know he's just fine financially but he came back because he loves to fight and shit look at him now.

    What a soldier.
     
  8. ufcoddsmaker the ufc is mma

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2016
    Messages:
    918
    Likes Received:
    0
    jon jones
     
  9. gotBooched maximus entertainus

    Joined:
    May 28, 2007
    Messages:
    9,352
    Likes Received:
    1,188
    Location:
    Louisville KY
    Brock was definitely growing on me but with the steroids come fuck him
     
  10. JDragon Lawn and Order!

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2010
    Messages:
    19,909
    Likes Received:
    6,070
    Location:
    Germany
    Bisping.

    Used to hate him like the rest of the world.

    After the Belfotrt fight, I felt pity for him after the retina thing and did some research. I saw the light.

    It happened in the past with Anderson Silva (he lost me again after the roiding issue).
     
    Last edited: Aug 1, 2016
  11. CJohnny Black Belt

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2013
    Messages:
    6,781
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hendricks.

    I didn't care about him and it was fun watching Thompson beat him, but I had to re watch this dude fights to remember how good he was, and his fights with Condit, GSP and Lawler was crazy good. I actually used to like him, then I started to not care, and now I like him again. Too bad he doesn't take fighting like he used to these days.
     
  12. KTMshredsall Green Belt

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2013
    Messages:
    1,284
    Likes Received:
    35
    Location:
    mountains
    Hated Bisping after the Matt Hammill fight, he came off as such a douche.

    Then i remebered that i can be a douche sometimes too..............so now i like him
     
  13. TrainInVain Swangin an Bangin Belt

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2007
    Messages:
    5,544
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Loitering with intent
    Bisping. Those post Hammil fight comments pissed me off. But after he KO'd Rockhold I've enjoyed him being champ other than he should be fighting Jacare.
     
  14. gotBooched maximus entertainus

    Joined:
    May 28, 2007
    Messages:
    9,352
    Likes Received:
    1,188
    Location:
    Louisville KY
    If my care for Hendricks were charted it would look like someone throwing a heavy rock from the side of a cliff. Started high, got higher and then plummeted. The Woodley fight or lack thereof ruined him for me.
     
  15. TheHermit Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2013
    Messages:
    2,071
    Likes Received:
    117
    Location:
    neverwhere
    from the old days to early 2000s:
    couture

    mid-2000s:
    lytle and edgar

    2010 to present:
    gus gus and bendo
     
  16. HHJ The Way the Truth and the Life of MMA

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2004
    Messages:
    98,674
    Likes Received:
    24,223
    Location:
    Away from here
    Im not a fan of tito,i dont find his fights all that interesting,but he has a serious pair of brass balls on him that won my respect when he went 3 hard rounds with chuck in the 2nd fight and wouldnt quit trying to win after getting blasted all around the octagon,hell he even took chuck down.

    I didnt think much of kenny florian and he turned my opinion around of him.
     
  17. dildos Steel Belt

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2011
    Messages:
    32,986
    Likes Received:
    10,221
    Location:
    Sydney
    CM Punk
     
  18. Davey Crockett Mane, Firmino, Salah Banned

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2016
    Messages:
    11,537
    Likes Received:
    8
    Location:
    Plateau De Naysh
    Used to really dislike el cucuy but his fight style is too fan friendly.
     
  19. Breaking One shall stand, and one shall fall.

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2015
    Messages:
    5,616
    Likes Received:
    403
    Bisping.

    [​IMG]
     
  20. CJohnny Black Belt

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2013
    Messages:
    6,781
    Likes Received:
    0
    I get it, when I first did like him was in his KO run, then the GSP fight happened and as a GSP fan I got a little mad at Hendricks, and started to not care. But re watching all those fights like I did made me feel bad for him, dude decline has been terrible, I just want him to get a win now.
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.