Originally Posted by sonofsteven
However you are wrong about nobody calling AS an idiot for it . The boards are littered with people (myself included)calling him an idiot an worse for exactly the reason you mentioned.
I meant nobody who mattered, and I count myself among the people whose opinions mean nothing.
I mean no reporter, no Joe Rogans, no dana whites, nobody in Silva's actual entourage.
Your are also incorrect for suggesting that melodrama has little if ANYthing to do with a potential Rory/GSP matchup. They are two of the most drama free guys at WW right now and argueably two of the chillest guys in the UFC outside the cage.
...I'm not saying they are melodramatic, I'm saying the media thrives on it, there are tons of fans who want it, and the media tries to give it to them. Thus, people continue to watch that shit reality show in the hopes that someone's going to eat ejaculate this season. That kind of thing.
The fact that Rory and Georges don't have a lot of drama in their lives already means that any crack in the armor is going to be something the media wants to exploit.
Do really think that if my suggested scenario plays out-GSP beats Hendricks, Rory stomps Penn and Diaz, and the GSP matchup gets made-that it would be anywhere even remotely near the drama we routinely see with fighters like Sonnen ,JJ, AS, Penn , Rampage, Tito etc. ? Not even fucking close man.
Again, you're way off track. I'm not saying Rory is melodramatic. I'm saying the media is looking for melodrama wherever they can find it.
And that's why they're continuing to ask him now about a fight that's at least a year or two away...at best.
Originally Posted by AnchorPunch
I think he'll be legitimately in the mix if he makes it past BJ. Two more after BJ if they're the right opponents would be fair IMO, one more if it was sellable seems likely for DW.
Either way, I think a lot of folks see him as super talented and with GSP talking about a longer reign at 170, it does seem inevitable.
Right, but there are several guys ahead of him right now
, and it's a question he gets asked more than he does about his upcoming fights simply because it's melodramatic, and melodrama sells.
In all sincerity, I think he tests hot for juice within the next couple years. I think Penn is a crackpot about a lot of stuff, but I think he's actually accurate here. But maybe I'm being melodramatic.