Posted by Darnok
Posted by Jackelope
I know, but it's such a travesty that some of these guys don't get the respect they deserve IMO. I just hate that you throw around some names and people come back with "Well, obviously they're not that good if they're not in the UFC"
bah... I'm not going to go on a rant. I was close, though...
Hey man some times you take stuff way too serious.
Obviously this article was written simply to get readers to their site. I doubt that there was even a legitimate vote. This can be said about pretty much all MMA websites. They actually care very little for the world of MMA and are just trying to make money from the website advertising.
Ehh... I'm not losing any sleep over it. I do get pissed about this kind of stuff, though. A lot of really good guys come through the gym I train at, and seeing them not get the recognition they deserve even from guys who train in MMA gets under my skin. When big name fighters who are top 10 ranked from other orgs besides the UFC come to my gym I'm usually 1 of about maybe 5 people total who recognize them, and this is a top camp!
One of the champs of a very popular MMA org (Not the UFC) that I'm friends with came over to talk to me while his freakin belt was on his shoulder. When he got up and went back to his seat people around me were asking "Who was that guy?" I couldn't do anything but laugh because this was at an MMA event! When Houston Alexander came by, though.. oh did they recognize him! Not saying anything bad about Houston, but he's not exactly a champion. (Although he's a helluva guy that probably does more appearances than almost any other UFC fighter out there) It's just strange to me, and a bit of a tragedy IMO.
Some of the big names are glad they don't get recognized, but I feel like an MMA magazine should be doing their part to recognize and spread the knowledge of the dudes who are legitimately skilled fighters.