why you’ve never heard of Mike Pyle. And why you’ll never hear of him.
Because he’s not in touch with reality, stemming from his arrogance.
He “wants the title right now” — but I predict he’ll never, ever get it. His age, style, whatever, apart, his mindset will not win him anything. Not necessarily because he’s overconfident, though it seems that and being out of touch goes hand-in-hand. But necessarily because he’s not in touch with reality, caused by his haughtiness.
Rory MacDonald, on the other hand, stays so damned humble. He doesn’t merely say that he’s humble; rather, he lives out humility. He, along with GSP, are on the path to championship and are champions, respectively, because they’re in touch with reality — which stems from their humility.