Posted by Dooletchetoreh
I will never understand all this talk of Wandy dominating Rampage. It is so far from the truth. Sometimes I wonder what fights people are watching. Their is no way you cannot watch those fights and see that Rampage was winning both times, and Pride politics had it stood up and they where tailoring the match for Wandy to win. How can you not see that friends? And you add the fact of non drug testing in Japan, as well as Rampage being under poor coaching at that point. I am not saying Rampage will easily win. But I am picking him to win, and if those fights where fought fair at the very least it would have been closer, if not Rampage winning.
Idk I'm not goin to put words in anyones mouth, I'm just gonna state my opinion about this. To me this looks......LOOKS like an implication of drug use. the reason I say this is because until Wandy fights Rampage, noone talks bout that, then a basically hood figure(best i can come up with, based on the rampage fans i know), gets beat, and those fans i know come up with all the excuses in the world, as to why Quinton "the howling retard" Jackson got beat.
To say that the fight isn't fair kinda rubs me the wrong way too, cause even in MMA there is no such thing as a completely "fair" fight. Like this..... say one guy has great sub skills, no standup, and the guy he faces has great standup, no subs, that could be looked at as an unfair fight.
Yes Rampage was winning the fights, but only cuz he was controlling Wandy, not cuz he was doing REAL damage, and with the set of regulations Pride had, a standup was necessary. In doing that, it gave Wandy the "unfair" advantage
(whatever) of being able to get Page into his game where Page's skills lack, and knock him out.
With some fighters, I just don't see how it can be unfair for them to get put into another fighters game, this is mma afterall, being good at just one thing isn't gonna work forever (Kimbo or Brock), and at some point you have to get better in all areas so if you get put in another fighters strong point, what happened to Page and soon to be brock and Kimbo, won't happen.
Hope I got my point across, but made sense at the same time. Wandy tko 2nd rd