Discussion in 'OT Bar' started by Sammo, Nov 28, 2008.
Big downturn for his career lately
but look on the bright side, so was gurgel
Soko's two KO upsets were huge at the time, but weren't indicative of how he'd perform in the longrun.
I'm going to throw a no more Gurgel party this weekend.
soko could have some fun in affliction, and i also wouldnt mind him matched up with babalu in strikeforce.
i am mythrel
he lost to the best in the division, then got caught by a legit fighter after working him in the first. IMO, they should have given him a high risk use it or lose it fight with someone else in the same situation.
he's a genuinely great guy, and insanely young for his abilities, he'll be a great addition wherever he goes.
sucks people will think his 2 big wins were flukes. as having trained with him a long while back, and having many of the same training partners now, I am confident he will perform up to his abilities. The man is still very new to many aspects of the game.
checkii is spot on with it, if any one should have been cut it was houston alexander
Houstons still on the highlight strips and he will sell more UFC PPVs then Soko.
I saw this coming from a mile away. His UFC career was shit. Im confident another promotion will pick him up.
i think the reason he got cut wasnt so much performance as performance vs amount being payed
he played hardball, he got $40k per fight, and he didnt live up to his expectations. Sucks, and IMO, they should treat him like CroCop, tell him to leave, get his shit together, string together some wins, then come back and be a contender.
Hopefully he wont end up pulling a Joe Riggs
This just shows why I chekii
And I'll miss soko
I really wish the UFC would adopt more of a Pride mindset, with fighters being kept on the roster not because of their record, but the entertainment value of their fights.
Minus the synapse altering nut smashing that cro cop recieved.
I couldnt agree more.
that sucks. I enjoyed watching him fight.
That's the rub, every single one of Soko's fights in the UFC have been showcases for his opponents at best, and meh for him at worst.
Soko's fight against Nakamura was boring. His other two fights were exciting if you were rooting for his opponents.
thats pretty much why hes there
No one i know enjoys watching Leben.
so what you are saying is you didnt watch the cane fight? because he was beating the shit out of Cane up until he got caught.
I personally enjoy watching his fights. Lost a lot of respect from me though after he was found on the roids...