UFC and MMA featherweight connoisseur Chase Hooper acknowledges the impact Bennett left on MMA. Referring to the booming popularity of MMA, Hooper believes “Felony” was a promoter’s dream at the time.
“It was in the Tapout era, wearing jeans with the bling on them and stuff, the shiny shirts, all that,” Hooper said. “People wanted to see crazy shit. He certainly provided that. “
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Fan of everything Bennett has put on the table throughout his career, one moment in particular, Hooper points out that he came to PRIDE FC: Shockwave 2005.
As the referee gave the final instructions, Bennett went even further in the faces he was making on camera, which resulted in the referee slapping him on the head. Bennett realized he had two people in the ring to fear, and he handled it the only way you’d expect him to.