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We all underestimated Tito

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  1. Jamoke Banned Banned

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    Look at his last few loses, all to the very top of the LHW division. I personally think that he beat Forrest in their 3rd fight and Forrest even at that stage was still a legit LHW. He started like a house on fire against Nog and rocked him till his body gave out. Did much better against Rashad than Sonnen did. And he finished Bader in like a minute.

    If you see his record it doesn't look to good, but when you think about it, considering the guys he fought, it's not bad at all. He lost to the best of the best, and instead of considering him as an old vet who's a mid tier LHW, we thought of him as a can.

    I'm sorry... WAR JACOB!!!

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  2. neomage2021 Silver Belt

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    how did we under estimate him? We know he cant hang with the best in the division. All he did was beat a guy he had a 40lb weight advantage over. That doesn't really prove anything.
     
  3. Jamoke Banned Banned

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    Everyone was saying that he's gonna get destroyed by Shlemenko despite the size advantage. Tito won easily, like he did against Bader. People were treating Tito like a can.
     
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    I am pretty sure Randy Couture can come out of retirement and beat Shlemenko.

    Size matters when accompanied by still relevant skills.

    Tito was just too big for Shlemenko and he still has decent skills.
     
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    there are many that didn't underestimate tito. so, i'm not sure what you mean by we all underestimated tito. ???
     
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    Tito is still a good fighter but is passed his prime. He can still be competitive and beat top guys here and there.

    Forrest even thought he lost the 3rd fight against Tito. I thought Tito should have been given the nod too but when Forrest is in a close fight the judges give it to him.

    The Bader win was good. Most of Tito's losses were competitive (Except against Lil Nog and Rashad 2 to an extent) Hell, he almost had Machida submitted in the 3rd round.
     
  7. OmegaRugal Red Belt

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    Exactly ... once I saw the massive size difference at the weigh ins ... I knew Tito was going to win easily.
     
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    I made a bet on Tito because he was a pretty big underdog and won^^, but Tito is just so annoying as a person people champ my ass i dont like him i never liked him :icon_twis
     
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    Most people were betting on Simon Pegg to win the fight. He was a heavy Vegas favorite. Therefore, it is fair to say most people were underestimating Tito. Myself included.
     
  10. Hans Gruber Gold Belt

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    I'm not a Tito fan but I don't dislike the guy anymore (like I did in the Lions Den days or even the Couture days.)

    He is actually great with the fans.
     
  11. Da Speeit Plutonium Belt Platinum Member

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    You're fogetting those of who really, truly just could not pretend to give a shit
     
  12. Jamoke Banned Banned

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    Why would I talk about them? They don't care and don't have an opinion about it, what's the point of talking about them then? Stop being so negative, Da Speeit.
     
  13. eiyuu Silver Belt

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    We're supposed to be impressed that a LHW who normally weighs in around 230lbs beat a MW who should really be cutting down to WW?

    Uhhhh . . . no.
     
  14. ryun253 Black Belt

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    40pounds?
    seriously?
     
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    i know he would end it if he got on top, i just didnt expect him to be able to get it there lol

    war tito
     
  16. noizer Red Belt

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    yet most of the people on these boards thought Tito didnt stand a chance against Schlemenko
     
  17. lowsingle Banned Banned

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    tito didnt just win because of a size difference

    there are lightweights who wouldve done better against that head and arm attempt. i know tito would be a far superior grappler with legendary elbow gnp, but that was some ufc 1 level sub defense
     
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    no way 40, but 25-30lbs yes.

    Tito would have re-hydrated to somewhere around 225-230lbs on fight night, and Storm was 200-205lbs come fight time.
     
  19. AmericanMMA Purple Belt

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    I underestimated the size advantage, Tito looked fucking huge
     
  20. PUO3 You are a can. Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Nope. Picked him to win.
     

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