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MMeh
09-24-2009, 05:03 AM
Okay, so wasn't a huge fan of his starting out. But his last few fights he's really shown me some skills and heart. He handled his loss to Machida with class - no whining about injuries, didn't complain about his team, took it like a man. And the difference between him and Rampage this season is pretty striking, because Rashad and his actual coaches are busting tail to get their guys ready, while Rampage was there to get a check and crack jokes on TV. Evans is striking me more and more as a good due who likes to talk smack, rather than a jerk (and there is a difference).

Plus, picking Roy Nelson to take on Kimbo - guaranteed win in my mind (although I'm not a Kimbo hater by any stretch, but Nelson is going to smash him).

Bonnie
09-24-2009, 05:27 AM
He is kind of growing on me some since watching him on TUF. He is definitely the better coach; I felt bad for Rampage's team after this latest loss when one of the guys said, "Coach, we need to hear something from you right now..." and I don't feel Rampage gave them much except, "You guys gotta get it back for me..." :wink:

KENTUCKYREDBONE
09-24-2009, 09:21 AM
If we're seeing anything near an accurate portrayal on TV than Rashad seems to have the better attitude! While I don't consider myself a Rashad fan its looking like he's starting to grow up and mature mentally while Rampage ain't!

rockdawg21
09-24-2009, 12:13 PM
I've always liked Rashad anytime he's not in the cage. His in-cage antics and showboating just upset me. I wish he would just fight. Thought it was hilarious when he was trying to mouth-off to Lyoto and then got KOed. :laugh:

Llamafighter
09-24-2009, 01:52 PM
I think he's really good to his team and you can see why jackson's cvamp has such close bonds. It'll be interesting to see how he coaches Roy next week

billwilliams70
09-24-2009, 04:38 PM
He is kind of growing on me some since watching him on TUF. He is definitely the better coach; I felt bad for Rampage's team after this latest loss when one of the guys said, "Coach, we need to hear something from you right now..." and I don't feel Rampage gave them much except, "You guys gotta get it back for me..." :wink:
You took the words out of my mouth.....or off of my fingertips.

Later.

VCURamFan
09-25-2009, 07:49 PM
This is the same thing that happened to Rich in TUF2 & Tito in TUF3. During TUF 2, they elected to edit the film so that it looked like Matt was always busting his team's balls while RIch just goofed around, which we know isn't true. Also, Tito got editted in TUF 3 to look like a class act, which we all know is also not true. I refude to ever allow my opinion of a fighter to be influenced by TUF if I can help it. Rashad is an arrogant, immature black-eye (pardon the pun) on the character of Jackson's camp, and one loss & a highly editted season of reality TV isn't going to change my mind about that.

As for Rampage, I think we all know that he's a terrible coach. I mean, he said as much on season 7. I think this is a huge disservice to the young contestants & it's why I'm still in favor of a TUF season which features real trainers as the coaches & not just fighters who need to be promoted.

Bonnie
09-25-2009, 08:19 PM
This is the same thing that happened to Rich in TUF2 & Tito in TUF3. During TUF 2, they elected to edit the film so that it looked like Matt was always busting his team's balls while RIch just goofed around, which we know isn't true. Also, Tito got editted in TUF 3 to look like a class act, which we all know is also not true. I refude to ever allow my opinion of a fighter to be influenced by TUF if I can help it. Rashad is an arrogant, immature black-eye (pardon the pun) on the character of Jackson's camp, and one loss & a highly editted season of reality TV isn't going to change my mind about that.

As for Rampage, I think we all know that he's a terrible coach. I mean, he said as much on season 7. I think this is a huge disservice to the young contestants & it's why I'm still in favor of a TUF season which features real trainers as the coaches & not just fighters who need to be promoted.

I think when you get a coach who isn't really there for the guys it is a disservice. Even worse than Rampage, I think, was Ken Shamrock. Oh, and it really really bugged me when Serra refused to corner either of his guys when he was going to have to choose when he was coaching TUF. I thought that was really crappy. If he didn't want to make the decision on who to corner, flip a freaking coin! And then, those idiots coming from Serra's team are going to balk at the opportunity of being coached/cornered by MATT HUGHES. Oh the insanity!!!

Maldonado136
09-25-2009, 08:35 PM
well i never hated rashad. i just dont think that what he does in the cage is a huge deal.

que
09-25-2009, 11:48 PM
he's starting to grow on me too. he seems like a much better person than rampage after the first two episodes

Spiritwalker
09-26-2009, 02:35 AM
I had a fungus grow between my toes ones.. that would be more welcome again than finding myself liking Rashad...

Could it happen?? sure.. I guess... but nothing I have seen out of him makes me think he will be change

Jonlion
09-26-2009, 06:59 AM
Rashad and his smack and antics in the ring may not be everyone's Cup of tea but its one of his strategies to win, whether it motivation, mental or just to get at the opponent, its a fight and you gotta do what you gotta do.

I like the man and again the way he handled the loss to Machida was awesome, and i loved him for that. And no one can knock him for not taking it how he gives it.

No disrespect to Forrest but he will gladly celebrate when he wins a fight so he has to try to learn to take the defeat the same way. Even though I sympathise on how hard those losses hit him.

And besides Rashad was man enough to admit he was wrong about Hughes, and listened to him and won the day, and since then I liked the guy, especially as he busted up HW!

Bonnie
09-26-2009, 07:57 AM
Rashad and his smack and antics in the ring may not be everyone's Cup of tea but its one of his strategies to win, whether it motivation, mental or just to get at the opponent, its a fight and you gotta do what you gotta do.

I like the man and again the way he handled the loss to Machida was awesome, and i loved him for that. And no one can knock him for not taking it how he gives it.

No disrespect to Forrest but he will gladly celebrate when he wins a fight so he has to try to learn to take the defeat the same way. Even though I sympathise on how hard those losses hit him.

And besides Rashad was man enough to admit he was wrong about Hughes, and listened to him and won the day, and since then I liked the guy, especially as he busted up HW!

I saw him speaking of this too on a recent reairing of season 2 of TUF--showed respect for Matt. I don't care for antics in the cage from him or others who do it, but I like his manner on this TUF and when he spoke of Matt. :)

MMeh
09-26-2009, 05:31 PM
I saw him speaking of this too on a recent reairing of season 2 of TUF--showed respect for Matt. I don't care for antics in the cage from him or others who do it, but I like his manner on this TUF and when he spoke of Matt. :)

That's my point of view as well. He seems to be a completely different person outside of the cage, much like a lot of other fighters. I really like how he coaches/motivates his team as well, echoing what others have said TUF is the biggest opportunity most of these guys will ever receive professionally, and it's nice to see coaches who take it seriously and really try to get the best out of their guys.

Vizion
09-26-2009, 09:18 PM
I never had any problem with Rashad. I didn't get why what he did was a big deal :rpg013:

Maldonado136
09-26-2009, 11:44 PM
I never had any problem with Rashad. I didn't get why what he did was a big deal :rpg013:

i dont get it either. people act like he committed murder.