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    Default Media Spotlight: Sherdog's Zuffa Centric Bias Exposed

    The MMA Haus: Media Spotlight: Sherdog's Zuffa Centric Bias Exposed

    The latest Sherdog rankings have been released, and what a smorgasbord of buffoonery they are. If the source were of lesser renown, unwarranted as it may be, it'd be tempting to write these awful rankings off as sheer ignorance. This cannot be the case though, and instead must be chalked up to Sherdog’s documented predilection towards Zuffa bias, in all likelihood stemming from their desperate desire for UFC media credentials.

    So exactly how absurd are their most recently released top ten lists? Well, lets have a look and highlight some of the low lights….

    Sherdog’s Heavyweight Top 10:

    1- Cain Velasquez
    2- Brock Lesnar
    3- Fabricio Werdum
    4- Fedor Emelianenko
    5- Junior Dos Santos
    6- Shane Carwin
    7- Frank Mir
    8- Alistair Overeem
    9- Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira
    10- Antonio Silva


    - The Cain/Lesnar Deception -


    Of Killers and Cubs
    Are the mobsters at Zuffa threatening the McRib connections of the famously fat Sherhog staffers? Why else but under some kind of coercion would any supposed MMA journalists rank WWE wrestler and MMA wannabe Brock Lesnar at #2, and current flavor of the month Cain Velasquez at #1? The former having never had a UFC contest without blatantly displaying his lack of fighting ability in embarrassing fashion, and the latter being an untested prospect at best, and an outright paper tiger at worst. With Lesnar, even in his victories he has demonstrated a shocking lack of skill, from Frank Mir smacking him around on the feet in their rematch, to Shane Carwin utterly dominating him until gassing in the second round of their title fight. Brock Lesnar has proven time after time that he is truly a faux fighter who searches for an escape as soon as he is hit. And this is this man who current UFC belt holder Velasquez defeated to attain his illegitimate throne. To rank these cubs above grizzlies such as sporting legend Fedor Emelianenko and the man who recently handed him his first defeat, Fabricio Werdum, is categorically outrageous, absurd beyond any logical rationalization. The phony MMA journalists behind such an atrocity to equitable reasoning should be ashamed at this blatant Zuffa whoring.

    - Overeem Under Ranked -


    Overeem before Swine
    Strikeforce champion and K-1 standout Alistair Overeem is the prime example of a duel combat sport fighter. Yet despite having proven himself at the highest levels of both MMA and kickboxing, he is still maligned by the hacks of the mainstream media cartel. Today’s most feared striker in all of MMA has been relegated to the lower half of the top ten, among the likes of Frank Mir and federally investigated steroid fiend Shane Carwin. Again, such blatant dismissal of fighting facts must point to a malicious design on behalf of the Sherhog pundits. Any objective analysis of combative ability and accomplishments will lead one to acknowledge reality, and in accordance with this discovered truth, rank Strikeforce Champion Alistair Overeem amongst the top three heavyweights in the world of MMA fighting.

    - Aleksander M.I.A. -


    The media cartel's dark little secret
    Calling Aleksander Emelianenko the Rodney Dangerfield of MMA may be apt in many regards, but while Mr. Dangerfield only suffered from the absence of respect, Aleksander is actually subjected to the presence of severe disrespect. Despite being bombarded for the last two years with slanderous rumors in relation to his medical standings, all of which have since been documented by top medical doctors to be unsubstantiated lies (here and here), Aleksander has quietly put together an impressive eight fight win streak. Although you certainly wouldn’t know this by visiting the Sherhog Squad, as they have ignored the very existence of Aleksander Emelianenko ever since the hepatitis scandal they reported on in the summer of 2008 turned out to be pure unadulterated bologna. Aleksander has turned into somewhat of a skeleton in the closet of those media dopes which attempted to defame his career, but despite the campaign of misinformation and consorted effort to erase him from the pulse of current MMA, he remains one of the best strikers in the game, and has proven to be a shoe in for any heavyweight top ten list with even an ounce of integrity.

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    Aleksander Emelianenko does not deserve to be ranked top 10. Yes he has 8 wins in a row but its against a bunch of cans and nobodys.

    Someone's got a boo-boo.

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    is it me or is it moreso a 'ufc-fanboy' bandwagon or a 'anti-ufc' bandwagon?

    why the hell should aleks be ranked? werdum is too high imo for this to be zuffa nut-huggery.

    and junior dos santos is too low.

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    I thought Sherdog was banned from Zuffa events anyways?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Northman View Post
    I thought Sherdog was banned from Zuffa events anyways?
    Well, they've lost their media credentials; which eats them up inside, so they're banking on getting their media credentials back if they happen to tongue enough balls over at Zuffa

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    I donno....it's just a list.

    Depends if you list is based on where you think they would be or based on where they currently are based on the fights they have had.

    Case in point Overeem. I think he could be number 1 on the list....for sure....but he hasn't done a thing to warrant that.

    And with Aleks...until he fights in North America, he shouldn't rank on the list. An American wrestler might just steam roll over him...but since his last challenger who was a wrestler was Barnett back in 2006, it's impossible to say where he ranks. The only other recent wrestler he fought was Dan Bobish who is way past his prime and way overweight and immobile.

    I would love to see Aleks fight again, but if you just jump around small promotions taking on ex M-1 fighters, why should I believe none of those guys are taking dives?

    And who knows about Aleks' cardio. He hasn't been to a 2nd round since 2006 against Barnett. I could see a weaker UFC heavyweight with cardio and wrestling school Aleks....even Jon Madsen.

    Until Aleks takes a step up in competition and fights a wrestler...preferably a former UFC fighter...then he doesn't move up my ranks.

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    I will never understand why so many people try to bash the ufc on this forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CtGreat View Post
    I will never understand why so many people try to bash the ufc on this forum.
    I may be out of line here but..Maybe it's because this is an MMA forum not a UFC forum UFC is not MMA... and this forum and it's posters dont cater to unknowlaged fans who view the UFC as being MMA.

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    A list is a list, I really have no issue with the rankings, other than to argue a position here or there.

    What I find irritating is the opinions of the author. What's with the Brock Lesnar hating... and don't get me wrong, I'm no fan of Brock and enjoyed Cain's victory as much as the next guy. But seriously... MMA wannabe? The man has stepped in there with top ranked MMA veterans and KO'ed a few of them. Just because he's not a great striker, doesn't mean he's not a legitimate force in MMA with the rest of his skill set. I don't hear anyone slagging Damian Maia about his desire to get the fight to the ground or lack of effective striking. Maybe #2 is a little high for Brock but, he was just the defending UFC champ... surely that earns him some respect and credibility. And to say Cain is undeserving is total BS. Werdum got cut from the UFC for poor performances or losses to less than top 10 competition, now suddenly beating an untested Fedor earns him some kind of world killer status... please. Cain would crush Werdum.

    Overeem ranked low I agree with... the man should be top 5 for sure but, again, his last MMA fight was against Brett Rogers and he's certainly not a top 20 fighter, as much as Strikeforce would like you to believe. Overeem is a machine but, he's gotta fight a machine to really re-gain his MMA credibility.

    Shane Carwin a "steroid fiend"? Really? One accusation that has had little development and he's a steroid fiend? That's a little harsh I'd say.

    And yes, I'd like to see Aleks fight again but, he really needs to face legit competition if he's serous about MMA rankings... which I don't think he is. He is a fighter.... and fights for a living. That's about it. If he really wanted to be a MMA champion, he's be making his way to Dream, Strikeforce or the UFC. But, he's not... and he's probably happy with beating up average competition and enjoying his life in Russia... nothing wrong with that.

    Basically,I know my response is full of opinions too but, the author of the original Sherdog article is lacking respect for the sport and athletes that allow him to have a job in MMA journalism.

    Show some respect for these athletes dude... because you're just a fucking writer for a web site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhootYouGotOwned View Post
    I may be out of line here but..Maybe it's because this is an MMA forum not a UFC forum UFC is not MMA... and this forum and it's posters dont cater to unknowlaged fans who view the UFC as being MMA.
    .......ok...and that makes it cool to hate on the UFC? I hope you weren't implying that i am an ignorant mma fan.

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