Top Five Most Overrated MMA Fighters
This is my top five CURRENT overrated fighters of the moment, so don't be pissed if your favorite loser did not make the cut.
There might be hope for him/her someday and considering how often people are usually very forgiving of the fighters they love, remember this is subject to change daily.
Just know it's by me so don't take it personally, I DON'T!!!!!!
5. Cung Le
Cung Le is a very excitable fighter, he just doesn't fight enough, and when he does, it seems to be a lot of flash and no power.
Yes, it can win you fights; it has been winning him fights for years but it also caught up with him against Scott "Hands of Steel" Smith.
Remember putting on a good show is one thing, but you have to have some power to be able to finish fights and Cung seems to lack that very power, so I have put him in the No. 5 position.
4. Frank MIr
Frank Mir has always talked a good game and he has always delivered, that is, until recently.
Frank is now in the business of writing checks his ass can't cash, and his brash talk has turned off a lot of old fans.
Father time is catching up with the Las Vegas native and a new breed of heavyweights are making him look even worse than his over the top comments.
Look for Mir to keep steadily going down on everybody's "fan favorite list" and begin losing more fights than winning.
3. Urijah Faber
Once the darling of the MMA world, Faber has dropped like a sack of rocks.
Losing more fights than winning will do that but as a relatively young fighter you might think that his upside would be tremendous.
Well, it was but after losing to Mike Brown twice a long drawn out win over a very old and badly fighting Jens Pulver.
His recent ass kicking at the hands of Jose Aldo Uriah has shown that maybe his days are numbered.
On the good side, there is still time for the "California kid" to turn it all around. I just do not see it happening.
2. Shinya Aoki
How can the number 1 light heavyweight in the world sink so low in one moment, well it's pretty easy, come to America, fight one of the most underrated fighters in your weight class and lose badly.
It was pretty much academic after the Melendez fight that Aoki will never be held in such high regards ever again.
Losing a thrilling fight is one thing, getting whacked on prime time television is another.
Will Aoki ever be able to regain his once lofty status? Don't bet your house on it.
1. Fedor Emelianenko
Fedor has been the apple of the MMA world for quite some time and will probaly go down as one of the best fighters to ever grace the ring.
But that is the problem, it has been in a ring, not a cage where the great one has made his name, and for every single Fedor lover there seems to be a Fedor hater waiting to add a remark.
His record has always been in question, as for most of his opponent's just simply have not had a great overall quality of wins, or at least by the time he fights them and his last win, his first fight in a cage made him look every bit as old "MMA WISE" as he is.
And it is only gonna get worse for the champ; I look for him to lose his first fight in the next couple of years, taking his aura of never being able to lose with him.
Look for Fedor to hang up the gloves in the very near future but not after a loss changes the great one's legendary status.