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Old 02-07-2009, 05:39 PM   #51 (permalink)
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What walker said. Saying you'e going to hurt an opponent is different than calling for the death of the president. I've called bJ classless for his BS before too, not just War. I hate the things BJ does and I think it's horrible for the sport, but hey, Dana wants to sell a fight and that's how its done because truth be told, casual fans like watching two dudes beating the shit out of each other.

I also think MMA fighters SHOULD be held to the same standards as people in the NFL. At least ones in major orgs. it would help legitimize the sport much more.
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Old 02-07-2009, 05:53 PM   #52 (permalink)
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Koppenhaver is one of those guys who uses "I say what I think" as a crutch for being a total assh0le.

B/c it's inconceivable to him that everyone else shouldn't benefit from his opinion.
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Old 02-07-2009, 08:29 PM   #53 (permalink)
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Koppenhaver is one of those guys who uses "I say what I think" as a crutch for being a total assh0le.

B/c it's inconceivable to him that everyone else shouldn't benefit from his opinion.
Exactly.

I would also venture to guess he says things like "i'm just keeping it real". Crap like "I speak my mind", "I'm defending my freedom of speech". NO Warmachine your just a tool and a self righteous dick.

It's one thing to talk trash about an opponent your fighting in a ring/ cage as part of an mma promotion. However it's quite diffrent to make ignorant comments that go beyond the sport.

He makes ignorant comments about Evan Tanner's death. Gets Dropped by the UFC.

Makes some comments on the president and gets dropped from ESPN's promotion.

Then instead of trying to make amends or something he decides to wine and cry some BS about how he won't change.

Bottom line he's a skid mark on MMA. Junie browning looks near MENSA level when compared to this guy.
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Old 02-07-2009, 08:38 PM   #54 (permalink)
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Oh man Viking you ripped this dude apart and are totally correct. You know, I'm all for free speech and everything, but when you say shit that makes you sound like a complete degenerate douchebag, it's time to call it quits. What's the wrost part about this is, the War Machine...know what **** it, the fact that we are talking about someone who would legally change their name to War Machine and their opinions is just silly.
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Old 02-07-2009, 08:46 PM   #55 (permalink)
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I hate this guy.

He's not even an extremely talented fighter. And a f***ing moron to boot. What a winner.
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Old 02-07-2009, 10:04 PM   #56 (permalink)
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So all you guys who think MMA is art and dont want to watch 2 dudes just beat the shit out of each other didnt enjoy fights like Takiyama vs Frye? Or how about that brutal technique deficient slug fest from Bonnar and Forrest?

I agree that the sport is art but honestly I dig the slug fests as well as the technique driven fights. Most of you are just talking out of both sides of your mouth.
I like a good slugfest too, (you mentioned two awesome one's) but if that was all this sport had to offer the spectator, then it would be no different than watching schmucks on Youtube. I stand by my comments. Anyone getting paid to perform a service, be it athletics, working retail, turning wrenches, etc. runs the risk of getting canned when he does things in public that his employer doesn't want to be associated with. That is just how it is.

I guess we all have different standards for what we expect from entertainment and sports. Perhaps mine are higher than some others, and that is okay. One thing is for sure I'm not the target market for Koppenhaver's opinions.
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I'm pretty sure he means it in the terms of "Why the hell would a network with sports in it's name already add the word sports to the end of it's name again" stupid way (Entertainment and Sports Network).

Yeah, that's what I thought was funny.
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I saw your post. But people from south america, who don't speak english don't understand the word "sports".

So they use the word "deportes" to clarify the the initials of ESPN.

Is this really retarded?
Actually, for some reason I thought it was just for american latino channels, I guess if they haven't had ESPN in south america it may help to have "sports" at the end.

Sorry, 15 years in the Landscape Construction Industry... once I start going on about illegal aliens I can start to sound like an ass to people who haven't been around it that much.
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