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

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

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by cheeserman, Aug 11, 2015.

  1. cheeserman White Belt

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2014
    Messages:
    43
    Likes Received:
    0
    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.
     
  2. Rvd Slmr Silver Belt

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2010
    Messages:
    14,058
    Likes Received:
    3,597
    Location:
    France
    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...
     
  3. TheRuthlessOne Banned Banned

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2014
    Messages:
    35,224
    Likes Received:
    722
    Rory McDonald

    After his fight with lawler I couldnt help but respect the guy
     
  4. VAfan Gold Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2006
    Messages:
    16,094
    Likes Received:
    595
    Location:
    down south
    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.
     
  5. JudoThrowFiasco Charming Quark Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2014
    Messages:
    29,020
    Likes Received:
    2,438
    If anything - Frankie beating Penn made me like him more.
     
  6. dc007 mr. white belt

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2006
    Messages:
    29,394
    Likes Received:
    2,825
    Location:
    NYC
    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.
     
  7. Speckoh Orange Belt

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2015
    Messages:
    483
    Likes Received:
    0
    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.
     
  8. cumafish Silver Belt

    Joined:
    May 10, 2007
    Messages:
    12,175
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Norcal Mayberry Lounge
    [​IMG]
     
  9. AmericanMMA Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2012
    Messages:
    2,931
    Likes Received:
    2,569
    Nick Diaz I hated for awhile there, but know I think he's funny
     
  10. chunglii No Me Duele

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2010
    Messages:
    36,746
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    San Diego
    Frankie Edgar, Weidman.
     
  11. DaffodilMcWoozy Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2015
    Messages:
    2,973
    Likes Received:
    0
    I thought Conor was all talk until he beat Poirier... Now I think Aldo is going nighty
     
  12. VIPERdude Red Belt

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2007
    Messages:
    9,063
    Likes Received:
    28
    Location:
    Highland, NY
    nick diaz after he made silva look like a fool i became a huge fan
     
  13. IngaVovchanchyn Plutonium Belt Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2014
    Messages:
    51,574
    Likes Received:
    9,956
    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.)
     
  14. donfryeismyhero Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2010
    Messages:
    3,335
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    pdx
    Diaz brothers. Im starting to come around to Rory after the Lawler fight. Respect!
     
  15. Lonestar73 Orange Belt

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2011
    Messages:
    362
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    sacramento
    Connor. Not a big fan but he is intriguing to watch fight.
     
  16. TheScorpionDude Get over here! ~~~~~~~~~~~~==>

    Joined:
    May 15, 2014
    Messages:
    11,137
    Likes Received:
    1,727
    Location:
    NetherRealm
  17. ViktorElias Orange Belt

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2011
    Messages:
    303
    Likes Received:
    0
    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.
     
  18. Spycho Black Belt

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2012
    Messages:
    6,144
    Likes Received:
    55
    Location:
    The Netherlands
    This all the way.
     
  19. Taric Gold Belt

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2013
    Messages:
    21,341
    Likes Received:
    607
    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.
     

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.