is the reason Faber considered a "pioneer" simply because he was popular and short?

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  1. skullmaskkid

    skullmaskkid Banned Banned

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    a popular short fighter at a lower weight division? he was the rosa parks of manlets? seems like a weird thing to cosnider the pioneer of.
     
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    freakyfarley Adam Farley inc.

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    short answer yes. long answer yeah
     
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    He was a world champion with 5 defenses and one of the reasons why WEC became popular -> the divisions later moved to the ufc.
     
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    He was a decent fighter.

    Always thought a manlet was a very short person with huge muscles.
     
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    Plus he travels by wagon and he took on the challenge of settling the west.
     
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    Irishwhiskey119 Banned Banned

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    He was popular and a champion. If he was never champion people wouldn't have cared about him as much imo.
     
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    He stayed relevant all his career
     
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    He was one of the sports earliest stars so by definition he is a pioneer
     
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    If you were a WEC fan back in the day, he was by and far the most recognized name from that org. I think you just had to be following the sport as a whole back in the day to really understand his impact. Also the WEC was awesome and I it was still around :/
     
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    He discovered Bali and the natives were quite frisky with him
     
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    KYS Silver Belt Banned

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    The rosa parks of manlets. Lmao.
     
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    Spearfish CA Silver Belt Platinum Member

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    I mean, is that not what he is?
     
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    Spearfish CA Silver Belt Platinum Member

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    He was the first fighter in MMA to get fans hyped to watch featherweights.


    In those days, like half the fans at least thought lightweight was too small to care about. He changed a lot of people's minds about lighter weight classes and how much fun they can be to watch.


    So to answer your question, TS, I guess it's yes but you're saying it like an asshole haha
     
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    lmao Rosa Parks wtf?

    He was one of the early most dominate champions of the lighter weight classes. Faber was one of the main reasons I started watching the WEC!

    And like Faber said WEC was basically the UFC of the lower weight divisions. He's still the only guy to ever defeat Dominick Cruise.
     
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    Faber was the manlet that (some) people care about
     
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    Without him it's entirely possible the lighter weightclasses never catch on. He definitely increased their popularity.

    The BW and FW divisions might not exist without him.
     
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    what about Miguel Torres, man also carried the division on his back
     
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    Faber was the man at 145 before Aldo came along (as Mike Thomas Brown wasn't dominant) and took FW to another level. Was #1 in the world and a pound-for-pounder at one point. Way more flashy in WEC and his style with the wins made him popular, not his cornrows (though he does sport them well) and ironically lost his belt because of that flash.
     
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    Torres is a BW pioneer, but not on the level of Faber at FW.
     
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    Torres vs Faber was a dream fight for a while in the WEC, shame it name transpired
     
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