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Teixeira retires Rampage

Teixeira retires Rampage - Not so fast!

I notice a strong tendancy of fans to "jump on board the hype train" based on the media reports and I think thats what we are seeing here with the Rampage – Teixiera fight.

We’ve seen it before…a lot!

Bisping, Rosario, Erick Silva, Lombard, etc. None of the afore-named fighters are bad. In fact some of them are really promising. However, an objective look at the skill sets tells me that none of them are the world-beaters they were made out to be by the media.

Who did Bisping beat that would lead me to believe he was going to come out on top of Belfort?

I ask the same question of Texeira. A couple of sports writers mentioned the skill set difference between Rampage and Texiera with Texiera being so much better. I read it, I hear it, but quite frankly I don’t see it.

In my view, both fighters are about equal in the skill set department. Normally I wouldn’t bet on a toss up, but where both fighters look like a toss up in the skills department and one of them is paying great odds, I’d say thats a pretty good bet.

To listen to the majority of the sports writers and fans, Teixiera sounds like a new kid on the rise. Far from it. He’s actually only a year younger than Rampage and has a lot less experience fighting top level fighters. Skill set? Either the sports writers are believing their own print or they just aren’t very good at picking fights. Judging from their predictions of the Bisping – Belfort fight I would tend to put more weight in what I have seen than what I have heard from most of the media and fans.

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