Originally Posted by dagreat1
Washed up? Tito??? That's crazy talk, when he fought Randy and Chuck those were his ONLY fights in a 2.5 year time span. That would be difficult for even Fedor to do. Not fight in over a year (Tito was not actively training, he was doign that pro wrestling garbage which requires a different regimine obviously) and then had to face a world class fighter in Randy, then he not fight for another year+ and have to fight another world class fighter in Chuck, ofcourse he lost those fights.
Sometimes you have to look deeper into the fight to depict the reason behind the loss or at least a MAJOR contribution to it.
Tito was never overrated, he dominated people and was the most domintant champion UFC had ever seen Untill Chuck and Matt Hughes and of course Hughes takes the crown now. How does that make for an overrated fighter?
In addition, IMO Tito is in his prime now, He is the perfect age for when MMA fighters really mature and hit their prime, he is training like an animal and creating an empire with all the TUF fighters, I look for ALL of their careers to be on hte rise and they owe that to Tito and his intense training methods. He has dominated his competition in his first 2 returning matches (even though the Griffin fight was close, Tito was very injured and round 1 was dominant, 2 black eyes, bleeding from both and a broken nose and a healthy Tito will be able to keep close that pace for an entire 5 round fight).
Never thought Tito was overrated, only haters would claim that, he dominated wrestling tourneys, matches lasting 45 minutes. Beat Hughes and Arona and the decision was blown in the Arona match but point is, I don't see how anyone could possibly justify Tito being underated.
tito does train like an animal. he's sending Team Punishment to good placed, and really giving them a great camp
as a coach, especially watching him in TUF 3 and seeing Punishment completely dominate at the WFA event, i would say he's one of the best
but in no way is he not being some dominant champion doesn't mean shit when he fights guys like Evan Tanner, who's a natural MW, and Matyushenko after he loses like 20 pounds of water in a few days, and gasses in the first.
call me a hater with some bullshit straw man defense, and i really don't care. as a fighter, i don't like him. he's overrated, and cannot beat the top 5. until he soundly beats Arona, Wandy, Chuck, Shogun, or lil Nog in an MMA fight, i will hold to my statement