No, not the fighters this time. MMA sports writers, who sometimes read more like cheerleaders than reporters. True or false:
In his most recent fight, Gouveia faced off against the highly touted Jason Lambert. He passed his test with flying colors, knocking out Lambert in the second round to secure a place for himself in the list of top contenders at 205 pounds.
Flying colors? Gouveia was getting his ass handed to him by Lambert … it was only Jason’s retardo striking that resulted in him dropping the bout. In the end Gouveia winning had a lot more to do with Lambert fucking up than anyone ‘passing a test with flying colors’. Later in the article, Gouveia expresses surprise that he’s stuck fighting a UFC virgin for his next fight and not someone in belt contention. To me, it makes perfect sense. He didn’t pass the Lambert test with flying colors. He was lucky to pass it at all. And I very much doubt he’s in anyone’s list of top contenders at 205 pounds.