Everybody has the right to an opinion. But you really need to be able to back it up. In Stephen A. Smith’s case, he doesn’t at all. In the world of MMA, this is unforgivable. Because it was an underground sport for so long, diehard MMA fans have no time for casual opinions.
ESPN keeps shoving Smith in everyone’s faces just because he’s famous. But he clearly doesn’t know what he’s talking about and made things worse with his comments about Donald Cerrone. The worst thing about it is the way he shouts when he’s wrong just to try and force you into agreeing with him.
Anyway, Twitter has shown exactly how much of a fighter this man is. In short, he’s not. Check out how punches the pads like an arthritic giraffe. We respect anybody who is trying to stay in shape but you can’t make comments about Donald Cerrone not being a fighter and look like this. Check out the footage below.
When your preparing for cowboy and his son just Incase they come after him ?..need to see more reporters hit pads ? pic.twitter.com/tIEylSKSsD
— Belal Muhammad (@bullyb170) January 22, 2020
Clearly, Smith has been rubbing fighters up the wrong way because they showed no restraint in trashing him on social media. You could see Cerrone’s face in a recent interview that he didn’t want to talk to him. If you’ve had the misfortune of listening to him talk about MMA then you’ll understand why they don’t like him. It’s truly excruciating. Also, is he training to fight hobbits? Check out some of the responses below.
Belal Muhammad: “When your preparing for cowboy and his son just Incase they come after him… need to see more reporters hit pads.”
Dan Hooker: “Couldn’t bust a grape.”
Eryk Anders: “Only thing I see are how trash his hands are.”
Smith is the most worthless MMA commentator on the planet. He can barely talk about basketball. ESPN needs to stop shoving him in people’s faces because it’s seriously annoying. His reaction to Cerrone’s performance was despicable. Judging by his efforts on the pads we think Ariel Helwani would take him. He told ESPN:
“I’m disgusted. I’m a spectator watching the sport. I expected to see more than 40 seconds. I predicted McGregor was going to win this fight inside of two rounds, I thought he would take him out. Here’s the deal: 15 seconds in, ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone was done. He got hit with those shoulders in the clinch, and he was done. It looks like he gave up. It was just an atrocious performance on his part.”
For some reason, he thinks the UFC veteran doesn’t deserve respect. Well, we’d love to see Cerrone get the chance to prove him wrong? How about letting Cerrone give him a few lessons. We would pay to watch that.
“You know the difference between a fighter that’s calm, cool, collected, and ready for the pressure, and it’s out-weighed by somebody that’s clearly in over their head,” Smith said. “When you look at ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone, that was not a guy that was prepared to fight tonight.
“We knew Conor was going to be ready. We wondered whether or not he would take him out early. Obviously as the fight goes on, ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone is the bigger, stronger guy – supposedly. For him to be hurt in 15 seconds, get away from the clinch, and still just let Conor right back at him? Come on. You’re smarter than that, except for tonight.”