Wednesday, January 06, 2010
Most Overrated Fighters in Mixed Martial Arts
5) Chris Leben
Leben continues to fight in the UFC because he will stand and slug it out with anyone. Entertaining? Maybe. We can only hear Mike Goldberg talk about Leben’s heart enough times. Leben is over rated because the UFC continues to praise him as a fighter but he has little to back up his fight game.
4) Jorge Gurgel
Ever since Jorge Gurgel starred in the second season of The Ultimate Fighter television series he has been overly hyped as a MMA fighter. He was favored to win that season but lost to Jason Von Flue of all people.
Gurgel got a 7 fight UFC contact strictly on the basis he was Rich Franklin’s friend.
3) Rich Franklin
Becuase he was so popular he was also hyped up and profiled as the face of the UFC. Well despite his popularity Franklin has never been the fighter the hype has made him out to be. Yes he was UFC middleweight champion but he fought in a very weak division and he never fought a top ten fighter.
Franklin never faced real top level competition in his career and once he did he was exposed.
Franklin’s lack of skill has been revealed and the UFC can no longer protect him as more and more people are realizing that he is overrated as afighter. His lack of growth has also been a direct link to the poor training of Jorge Gurgel. Sorry someone has to say it.
2) TUF Cast members
Because of the show many fighters have become top level fighters like Diego Sanchez, Forrest Griffin, Rashad Evans, Kenny Florian, Josh Koscheck and Keith Jardine. However, as the more and more TUF season go on the pool of talent starts to dwindle.
More and more UFC events have TUF fighters in the shows and most of these fighter should not be fighting or are way overrated. Just because people see them on the TUF show they automatically think they are good fighters.
1) Kimbo Slice
No fighter is more overhyped than Kimbo Slice. He was protected in EliteXC and while on the TUF show he was marketing in every commercial and clip they could squeeze him in.
Some people even began arguing that he was a top 10 heavyweight fighter, simply because of the media attention he was receiving in many forums and blogs.
He is by far the most overrated fighter in history.