Originally Posted by Tyburn
Seems to me there is two opposite reactions in this thread
those who have never mentioned the guy before, but have swiftly cannonized him, and those who have never heard of him before and for some reason seem to hate him.
I wish people would take a more...neutral view.
along the lines of "he was probably a good person, contributed a lot of funds to the sport, even though his brand has come under criticism for being somewhat offensive at times"
but...no...he's either a Saint, or He's irrelevant.
i did not know anything about him while he was alive, except that he was the tapout founder. after watching numerous videos and reading numerous interviews posthumous i have gained much respect for the man. he was very inspirational. that said, i agree with you... he is no saint. obviously.