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post #43 of (permalink) Old 01-09-2013, 02:07 AM
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Originally Posted by jonnyg4508 View Post
Lol at people that get so worked up and have general hate for a fighter that they never met or know personally.

Hate is strong. I try not to hate anyone in my everyday life, but it happens. But definatly not people I never even met.

Cheer up mate, nothing is as bad as it seems and probably not as good as it seems either. Good luck to you.
I have heard this argument so many times both from people from this forum and from friends in real life, many of them Diaz fans. Yet at the same time everyone that watches MMA roots for and against certain fighters. So that kind of argument isn't valid. I know for a fact that you do not like Chael Sonnen. I take no issue with that at all. But have you ever met Chael personally? I doubt it (if you have then I'll accept the crow you're going to put in my mouth). Then why do you dislike him? Because you, like me, develop an opinion based on what we're exposed to. That's what human beings who follow a spectator sport do. Troy Polamalu is one of my least favorite NFL football players. He's dirty as hell. Apparently though he's one of the nicest guys outside of the gridiron. But I don't like the way he plays football. For those of you who are hockey fans, Sean Avery is also another example. Super nice guy outside the ice. I've met him personally, he's really cool. But I hate the way he plays hockey. He's dirty and disrespectful and I don't like that kind of game.

It's the same thing with Nick Diaz. The guy flips off his opponents at weigh-ins, during contests, and starts post fight brawls and regularly disregards the rules of the sport by failing drug tests (the opinion on marijuana being irrelevant, it's still against the rules as dictated by the NSAC). That's not what mixed martial arts is about. It's about respect, honor, skill, and intelligence. To me, Diaz exempifies the antithesis of what MMA represents and THAT is why I root against him. He could be the nicest guy in the world and I still wouldn't give a damn.

I'm not trying to flame you or anything because at the end of the day I really can see where you're coming from, but this whole "you haven't met him" argument that Diaz fans use is really a poor one.
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