As someone who started watching MMA in the TUF 1 days, I'm not always familiar with all of the very early fights and fighters. Today in another thread, I came across a name I hadn't heard before -- Fred Ettish -- in the context of CM Punk possibly becoming Fred Ettish 2.0. I decided to do some digging... What I found was a myriad of articles and post ridiculing him and his performance at UFC 2, a references making fun of the performance, long after the fight had taken place. I watched the fight and I've seen much poorer performances, even in modern fights. (link to fight) I also found that the guy had it pretty rough. Lost a son, father commited suicide, considered suicide himself after the blowback from his UFC 2 fight. Seems like a pretty stand up guy. It was pretty cool to learn that he came back to fight one more MMA fight at 53 to chase personal demons, and won. My question to those who followed MMA in those days is: What was it about Fred Ettish or his performance that got him so much hate?