Look no further than Sean Sherk. People call him a liar and a dispicable member of the MMA community that should be excommunicated. “He lied about not taking steroids!”, people said. Nobody believed him. People HATED him for being so adamant that he was clean. Fans across the world cheered when he was almost blown through the fence by BJ Penn.
But now the tides have turned. Those BJ fans are taking what the Muscle Shark says as gospel. Those same fans are two-faced.
If you say Sherk lied about not taking steroids then you’re a hypocrite for saying he’s telling the truth about GSP being slippery. It means you’ve got selective reality. You decide what’s truth and what isn’t based on how much it benefits you. It doesn’t work that way. You can’t pick what’s true and what isn’t.
There’s a great Rollins’ Band song called “ ” target=”_blank”>Liar“, which explains why so many people have changed their opinion of Sherk from scum to angel since it helps them feel correct about the situation:
Because everything I say is everything you’ve ever wanted to hear
So you drop all you defenses, I’m perfect in every way
’cause I make you feel so strong and so powerfull inside
In short: lots of BJ Penn fans have sold out to Sherk, who they saw as a gutless cheating coward, because it aids them in trying to turn another man’s public perception into a gutless cheating coward.