There's been a few moments where I've changed an opinion I've had on a fighter - the two most recent being Sylvia and Baroni. I didn't like their style or attitude but after watching them fight whoever was put in front of them and REALLY giving it their all you can't help but ignore the other irrelevant stuff that bothers you.
But the biggest change of opinion happened when Frank Shamrock "retired"
I was a huge Frank Shamrock fan - I believed at that moment he represented the future of the mma athlete - but after his shaky win over Tito he said "There's nothing left for me"
Everyone at that time went "WTF??" There were more than half a dozen really good fights - challenging fights that needed to happen at that point but Frank expected everyone to believe that a green Tito who spanked him the first half of the fight was the pinaccle...
Since then he's been doing nothing but talking and stirring up controversy and calling himself the greatest whilst racking up wins against guys with a losing records or in the case of Renzo - cheating.
The difference between Frank Shamrock and Baroni is that only ONE of them wants to fight.
I predict that the fighter is going to beat up the mouth on the 22nd.