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post #15 of (permalink) Old 03-13-2007, 11:23 AM
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The IFL specifically chose those fights to be seen, the Ju-Jitsu tatoo guy was striking because he was proving to the other guy that he could strike. The commentator Stephen Quadros even mentioned that during the fight. Those were a select few from last year. Most fans want to see stand up striking but alot of fighters can grapple, they added a Marco Ruas team this year and they can grapple with the best of them.

Originally Posted by amylynn37
The whole glorifying of BLOOD and "SOMEONE LEAVES ON A STRETCHER" took away from the sport and athleticism of MMA and put it more in an arena of WWE. Dana White has promoted the UFC so it is a credible sport with some of the world;s best, most dispilined and talented athletes. This cheesy broadcasr cheapens MMA to nothing but glood and guts.

The UFC and Pride also glorified their shows this way at first. This gets people's attention, it's called "Shock value". Once a person becomes interested then they will learn that it is not all blood and guts, don't be surprised if the show starts to glorify the blood and guts less as the show goes on.

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