Yeah, I've met Lindland twice. Nice guy, funny as hell but his fights are boring. Only the most hardcore fans can appreciate him. When he held the title or was fighting for the title it was one thing but I pretty much agree with that entire quote.
I'd hope that we were past the point where someone's looks mattered as much as their ability. There's no need for it now that the sport has entered the mainstream and is picking up a lot of steam.
I don't find Linland's fights to be boring at all. He's damn quick, displays awesome takedowns, and is exciting to watch against pure jiujitsu guys simply for the wrestling/jiujtsu rivalry aspect.
Oh well, maybe the UFC will let Dan Henderson fight in his place.
But you're a hardcore fan. I'm a hardcore fan and I find that his matches drag a bit.
I wish there were more fighters that gnp'd like fedor.