Posted by Brain_Smasher
Posted by mikevolz
Posted by Brain_Smasher
Yes he is fighting nobodies. Wiuff was a good opponent. But instead of building him up with simular level fighters. He got a heavy dose of Japanese who were smaller and not very good at all. So now after 4 fights and a ton of hype he has no idea how good he is because he hasnt been tested. Thats why you can tell he is mentally beat arguing with QJ. He even says he isnt the best or even ready for them. IMO, he has no confidence because he hasnt fought anyone. Mo should have been given better and better fighters like Cain Vasquez has been handled. Instead he fought worse fighters with each fight. And now he is supposed to fight 50 year old Severn. lol.
If this was a small promotion or Mo was just getting started and wasnt sure how good he was. That would be different. But he is in a huge promotion and he has already had a fight that shows he ready for the next step. Nothing against him but he needs to be handled better or he needs to ask for bigger fights before telling a reporter he is the best in the world.
miguel torres first 4 opponents combined record at time of fights = 3-3
mike thomas brown = 0-1
urijah faber = 28-10
quinton jackson = 2-6
king mo = 89-22-5
everybody hes fought has had a winning record with over 15 fights experience each.
and he's fighting don frye, not dan severn.
You are missing the point.
Mo beat a quality fighter. The other guys you named did not. They won some fights then gradually fought better people. Mo has had a good win over Wiuff. He should be fighting people at that level and working himself up to prepare for top contenders. Not going down in competition and taking meaningless fights. Im not saying he should jump in with Fedor. But show some attempt to become a top fighter and not just be content on the Japanese turning you into a circus act. Which they will if you allow them.
QJ got his first big win over a good fighter in his 18th fight.(He was -2 vs name guys before). After his win over Igor Volvchanchin he went on to face 6 top Pride star in his next 8 fights. But when he lost early in hsi career to top guys he fougt lessor comp. But when you win big you step it up.
The same goes with Faber. Once he beat his first name fighter in Ivan Majivar. You can see a consistant increase in skill level of his opponent.
Mike Brown is a little different. He has a steady dose of name and cans on his resume. The reason is he wasnt in a promotion very long. He was fighting like Jeremy Horn. Taking any fight in any promotion verses anyone. Just trying to get paid. This is probabely why he didnt find great success until now when he is in his mid 30's.
Look how the UFC handled Brock. He beat
so by the same logic, if ray mercer were to continue his foray into mma he should be fighting people on tim sylvia's level?
how about anderson silva? should he of been fighting the rest of the top of the heap after he beat sakurai? no, the holes in his game are way to obvious and hes just not on that level.
his 5 fights after sakurai, roan carneiro, alex steibling, alex otsuka, carlos newton, and takase?
how about machida, he beat franklin? who did he fight after? sam greco? bj penn?
was joe lauzon ready to take on bj penn and the other top 155ers after he beat jens pulver?
hes fighting a steady diet of well experienced fighters with winning record, while he still develops his striking and ju-jitsu (which will most likely stay static if you look at the history of team quest fighters) especially outside the ufc. how many 205ers are there out there mike kyle, calvancante?? he's beating the best outside the ufc, what else can you ask for? and he is stepping up his talent level slowly. every one of those fights was one he could potentially lose and a new test for him.