Posted by mentalcase
um bas wasnt that good did u see the fight with randlman yeah i know all randlman did was take him down and lay on him, and rutten was active at the bottom but that was hardly an insperational performance- if you dont want to by layed on stuff the takedown and go for the ko like chuck did
now i like bas as much as the next guy
but why dose eveybody think hes that good- he knew what was best for him and retired after earning a belt he knew he probly couldnt defend- ( i think Rizzo & Williams would have both beat him at the time)
so retire go to pride do colour comentry, and hes a funny guy and he keeps his good looking record with no losses since kenny subed him in 95
really who has bas ever beaten that was that good?
The thing is you have to look at it from the time Bas was fighting.
Take a look at Minuro Suzuki.Sure his record isn't stellar,but at the time (when he fought Bas),the dude was looking tough.He had won his last 5 fights by submission.Most of them in the first round.And two of the guys he had beaten were Ken Shamrock and Maurice Smith.Keep in mind,back at that time Shamrock and Smith were 2 of the baddest guys around and Suzuki took them both to town.
Then Bas comes in and demolishes him in under 5 minutes.
You also have to look back at what Bas was doing for his time.He was knocking people out in dramatic fashion,half the time without ever having to close his fist to do it.
A lot of the time we look at records or older fights,and we can't feel the hype or the significane they had back then.