Fighters you hated at first but now are a big fan of.

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  1. cheeserman

    cheeserman White Belt

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    I didnt like Frankie Edgar when he came into the UFC and I hated him when he beat BJ Penn twice, but when I saw his fights against Maynard and some of the other classic fights he had, my opinion totally changed on him. I have always respected him as a fighter he is a badass but that dude has serious heart. But I watch shows about his personal life, he is also a stand up guy. Class dude. Its almost impossible to hate Frankie Edgar IMO.
     
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    I started to like Sonnen because of his awesome coaching during the TUF season against Jones, but then he managed to piss hot twice during the Wand fiasco...
     
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    Rory McDonald

    After his fight with lawler I couldnt help but respect the guy
     
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    i never hated werdum but i didn't think much of him as a fighter after watching the arlovski fight. and then to see him reinvent his game and career to the extent he has has belately made me a big fan.

    he's death on the ground, finishes on the feet and is a well-rounded wrecking machine now. war werdum.
     
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    JudoThrowFiasco Charming Quark Platinum Member

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    If anything - Frankie beating Penn made me like him more.
     
  6. dc007

    dc007 mr. white belt

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    Prob Kos. Hated him and now I root for him whenever he fights. Too bad he went to bellator since I'll never see him fight again.
     
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    wasn't too much of a ronda fan but she keeps it real mostly, and is a pokemon, dbz geek.
    plays or played WoW. having been a pokemon moderator before so she totally knows how to troll.
     
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    Nick Diaz I hated for awhile there, but know I think he's funny
     
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    chunglii No Me Duele Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Frankie Edgar, Weidman.
     
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    I thought Conor was all talk until he beat Poirier... Now I think Aldo is going nighty
     
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    nick diaz after he made silva look like a fool i became a huge fan
     
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    Rory. I used to think he wasn't a badass, but I was wrong. He's a badass.
    Ronda Rousey. I don't really like the way she carries herself or her attitude, but I think the whole Rousey moment is a lot of fun.
    Werdum. (I didn't really hate Werdum, but I didn't root for him. Now I love the guy.)
     
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    Diaz brothers. Im starting to come around to Rory after the Lawler fight. Respect!
     
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    Connor. Not a big fan but he is intriguing to watch fight.
     
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    I never liked Benson in WEC, and was sort of a fan of Pettis, so obviously rooted for Pettis in their first encounter. Then came the UFC and Pettis lost to Guida and LnP'd on Stephens, meanwhile Benson looked like a new fighter and tore through the division. He also seems like a supernice guy. So now I'm a bonafide Benson fan.
     
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    This all the way.
     
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    I really disliked Maynard until he went Mark Hunt on Guida.
     
  20. I wasn't a big fan of Rory Macdonald, but after the fight with Lawler, and the way he's handled the loss, I've definitely gained some love for the guy.
     

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