posted on Nov, 14 2016 @ 04:52 PM
a reply to: Lysergic
Taking 3 separate fights over a 12+month period, none of which are are defending the belt which we all know you will never defend because the weight
cut damn near kills you, holding up an entire division all so you can be the first is just rude for a lack of a better non T&C breaking term. The
arrogance of both acting like it couldn't have been done by anyone else, (Silva, Penn just to name 2) could have done it (BJ was champ in 2 divisions,
only Dana made him vacate his first to fight for second) or that anyone but him enjoys the benefits of that accomplishment is insulting.
Don't get me started on his McCasual fans claiming he is the GOAT because of it. While his in ring style and potential has shot through the roof since
the Diaz loss his on stage persona has become an completely out of touch douche bag who went from making amazing jaw dropping predictions about his
opponents to only being concerned with flaunting how much money he has and disrespecting anyone and everyone else in the sport. He has become a parody
of himself which has turned a lot of actual MMA fans against him, which in the long run won't be quite as lucrative as the "who da fook" crowd that is
momentarily paying attention would like everyone to believe. Frankly I don't think his accomplishment of being a 2 division champ is nearly as
impressive as the fight against Eddie itself.
Having done my hating, Damn that was an amazing fight!! As much as I did want to see Alvarez beat him for the above mentioned reasons, it was a
beautiful thing to watch him make a Champion look like an child. You could tell from the first 60 seconds that Eddie was in big trouble, and he damn
well knew it. Frankly he embarrassed him, and I know I am not the only one who thought that was damn near impossible to go down like that.
I do hope he does the right thing and vacates the 145 belt or Dana strips it, because it serves no purpose for him other than Ego which we can tell
seems to be a big motivating factor. Not only does it damn near kill him to get down there but he just fights and looks a hell of a lot better at 155.
I truly hope he keeps running his mouth at Tyron and gets his chin pushed in, and I really think he may just out of pride. It seems he as well as a
lot of his fans have already forgotten about the first fight with Diaz when he couldn't even go out on his shield and had to tap in a panic, and I
think he is biting off more than he can chew there. No matter how much I dislike his public persona he sure as hell knows how to sell a fight and
The chair incident at the presser however is just not doing anyone any favors, but mostly just not him. He has my attention but no longer much of my
respect. I think he could be an even bigger name, make even more money, and truly go down in history if he knocks the BS off. The best thing I have
ever seen was Eddie mentioning how he quit his job and went on welfare to train and Conor finally showed some humility and hung his head.