I’m not sure if any of you are aware, but there’s a war being fought on wikipedia over the way pages should look. A number of senior editors are trying to change every MMA event to an “omnibus” system where bare facts are stored about each UFC show by year. Most people that use these pages are outraged because they hate change and haven’t realized that wikipedia is not a news site. I had strong negative feelings about the change until I read the discussions and understood where the editors were coming from. Nonetheless, I’ve started to use alternative sites to pull up fighter’s records and whatnot. I know my stuff when it comes to MMA but I’m not a memory machine. One such source is the official UFC site. On their website they have pages for each fighter filled with stats and information. On the page of Chris Clements they have his record (11-4) and his age (36) amongst other things such as a summary of his best attributes. Judging from his UFC profile based on his sole UFC win, they have decided his best skills are his speed and his power punching. Now, I’m not saying that I disagree with that but biodata can only take you so far into the abilities of a person.
One thing most would not put in their fighting biography or profile is ‘testicular fortitude’, somewhat due to people don’t generally say that about themselves but mostly because it sounds ridiculous. I think we can all agree that it takes testicular fortitude to fight someone who knocked out Paulo Thiago in 42 seconds but that’s exactly what Chris Clements is missing from his UFC profile since he has stepped up to replace Thiago Alves and faces Siyar Bahadurzada at UFC 149 in Calgary, Canada on July 21. If I happened to be a 170lb UFC fighter, I’d be looking to face anyone but Bahadurzada to be honest with you. I can’t think of a more terrifying prospect aside from maybe facing his former Golden Glory team-mate Alistair Overeem. But there you have it, Clements is obviously starving, and when you’re that hungry you’ll take whatever is offered. [source]