I've been following Daniel Cormier and Jung Chan-Sung for awhile now. After their two most recent fights I'm ready to fully delcare myself onboard the bandwagon. Obviously, Cormier is the prospect with the greater amount of potential to be champ one day. I think, for me, Cormier's really filling the gap Fedor left behind as one of my favorite fighters.
By the way, ever wonder what the origins of that expression were?
"The phrase "jump on the bandwagon" first appeared in American politics in 1848 when Dan Rice, a famous and popular circus clown of the time, used his bandwagon and its music to gain attention for his political campaign appearances. As his campaign became more successful, other politicians strove for a seat on the bandwagon, hoping to be associated with his success. Later, during the time of William Jennings Bryan's 1900 presidential campaign, bandwagons had become standard in campaigns, and "jump on the bandwagon" was used as a derogatory term, implying that people were associating themselves with the success without considering what they associated themselves with."
Here are reasons why you should jump on (if you haven't already)
- Acts calm and relaxed and then explodes with a quick transition or strike
- Walks out to "Zombie" by The Cranberries
- Imagine how good having a Korean champ would be for the sport
- Improving between fights
- Always looking for the submission
- Great wrestler who fell in love with striking (and is actually good at it)
- Classy and humble guy
- Fedor-like in his ability to beat the bigger guys with speed and technique
- Won a heavyweight tournament he wasn't initially even part of
- Doesn't gas in the late rounds