Originally Posted by YukonJordan
It's a common tactic for more physically talented fighters to wait and see what their opponent is offering. Often times this costs them the first round and maybe sometimes the fight but on the rare occasion we get to see destruction like Aldo-Gamburyan or my favorite Evans-Liddell.
I disagree 100%. First off it is straight up retarded to give the 1st round to your opponent in a 3 round fight when anything can happen in MMA. Secondly its not a common tactic, its an excuse fighters with big egos make to justify a crappy round. This isn't Ali vs Foreman; there are no 12 rounds. There is not much room for a feeling out process unless you call the first 90 seconds of a MMA fight a feeling out process.
Aldo's mental weaknesses are already showing just by how he talks in interviews lately and I don't care if everyone on here disagrees with me. Hes not top 15 P4P, he is a talented fighter with miles of road still ahead of him and he is already talking in ways that Fedor / GSP / A Silva NEVER do but have earned the right to if they so choose. I was a big Aldo fan and I still enjoy his fights but I am going to stay clear of the bandwagon before it incinerates, just like I did with Machida.