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The Dark Knight 03-05-2014 04:28 AM

Fallen Out Of Love With MMA
 
Controversial thread time. I'll get straight to the point: I care very little for MMA these days. I'm not entirely sure what's happened. Maybe it's to do with the fact that I have actually been training and not some arm chair critic who thinks they are a tough guy in his own head, but I am just not feeling that buss for the sport.

I haven't watched a PPV in about a year and only have mild interest in the odd matches.

I was very excited for the Rashad Evans vs Daniel Cormier fight, but that obviously didn't happen in the end and I had a feeling we wouldn't see that fight as it sounded too good to be true.

I think that my biggest problem is the impact MMA has had on people around my age and younger. It's like everyone thinks that they are a hard man now because they know what a guard and a teep is. You see it in their faces, you see it when training. It's the 'cool' thing right now because it's still relatively new, but theres just something off about the whole MMA experience for me these days.

I admit I only started watching it about 2006 when guys like Tito Ortiz and Chuck Liddell were on top, but it was far more enjoyable back then. It felt fresh and underground and not overexposed like it is now. Maybe it's because i'm older now? Lots of people getting into the sport purely for money/celebrity factor too, it seems. Talking tough then going on to do movies etc just rubs me up the wrong way.

I still like thai boxing though.

Does anyone here feel the same way that I do?

Killz 03-05-2014 04:32 AM

I dont, but I can see where you are coming from.

When I used to train I was OBSESSED with it but I used to get very annoyed at all the little scumbags, with their Tapout Tshirts, thinking they were hard as nails.

To be honest, I think because of my age (31) I dont see it as much now that I dont train because im not around those type of people anymore.

I do still love me some MMA though :)

SideWays222 03-05-2014 05:01 AM

I cant watch every event now like i did back in the day but that is because there is soooo much MMA these days. It is impossible to keep up if you have a job or even school. I work every Saturday so i usually get to catch maybe the last 2 fights on an event. The rest i read about or if its a really interesting matchup il try to avoid reading the results and il torrent it the next day. But being part of a MMA Forum and facebook makes it hard for results to not be spoiled.

I still love MMA though i just cant sit around watching highlights all day and catching every fight like i used to. But i still pretty much read about every event.

The thing is though i think few have the obsessive love for a sport like alot of us do for MMA. Even when we get "bored" of it i think we still like it more then most people like their choice of sport.

Bonnar426 03-05-2014 06:02 AM

I can't watch too much MMA anymore because I switched from cable to basic T.V. If the event was free on FOX then I could watch it. Problem is if the matches don't interest me I probably wouldn't watch it then either.

No_Mercy 03-05-2014 08:56 AM

Try not to over think it. We all have the same sentiments; bar guys who think they know about the sport, keyboard fighters, you name it. Just do you and hang out with like minded folk. That's it. Otherwise it'll drive you up the wazooo!

OU 03-05-2014 09:22 AM

I see you say MMA in the title but only reference UFC in your post. I find a ton of excitement exist outside the UFC and it also allows for me to connect to fighters early on. I personally enjoy knowing guys like Weidman and Uncle Creepy before they sign with the UFC. It just makes me feel more invested, but that's just me. I apologize if this comes off as an "elitist", all I'm saying is if you find the UFC is getting stale then maybe some other MMA might get your juices flowing again.

BAMMA UK Guy 03-05-2014 09:31 AM

I think most of your problem here is that you are all referring to the UFC as MMA. Why don't you try some of the other smaller orgs. Or watch Bellator or WSOF (And of course BAMMA!)

You might find something new in the sport once more rather than the machine spouting out yet another overpriced PPV.

Life B Ez 03-05-2014 09:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Killz (Post 2593970)
I dont, but I can see where you are coming from.

When I used to train I was OBSESSED with it but I used to get very annoyed at all the little scumbags, with their Tapout Tshirts, thinking they were hard as nails.

To be honest, I think because of my age (31) I dont see it as much now that I dont train because im not around those type of people anymore.

I do still love me some MMA though :)

Y U No train?!?!

I have the opposite, when I'm training I don't watch much I need the break but when I can't train everyday like now with my knee I watch as much as I possibly can.

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The Dark Knight 03-05-2014 11:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Killz (Post 2593970)
I dont, but I can see where you are coming from.

When I used to train I was OBSESSED with it but I used to get very annoyed at all the little scumbags, with their Tapout Tshirts, thinking they were hard as nails.

To be honest, I think because of my age (31) I dont see it as much now that I dont train because im not around those type of people anymore.

I do still love me some MMA though :)

That really drives me up the wall, too. It's like they think that they are GSP or Anderson Silva the moment they wear a brand name. I never brought into any of that shit, I got something that was cheap and cheerful but would last in terms of gear.

Quote:

I think most of your problem here is that you are all referring to the UFC as MMA. Why don't you try some of the other smaller orgs. Or watch Bellator or WSOF (And of course BAMMA!)

You might find something new in the sport once more rather than the machine spouting out yet another overpriced PPV.
Perhaps. I've seen a few fights from BAMMA and I liked what I saw. Haven't seen any Bellator, though. I'll give them a shot at some point and see if it will ignite my interest.

Quote:

I see you say MMA in the title but only reference UFC in your post. I find a ton of excitement exist outside the UFC and it also allows for me to connect to fighters early on. I personally enjoy knowing guys like Weidman and Uncle Creepy before they sign with the UFC. It just makes me feel more invested, but that's just me. I apologize if this comes off as an "elitist", all I'm saying is if you find the UFC is getting stale then maybe some other MMA might get your juices flowing again.
Yeah, soz, I should have put UFC really. Yeah like I said to the geezer above, i'll try other organisations to see if they are better. I'm not holding my breath, though.

I've also noticed that there is an alarming amount of injuries occuring in MMA. You never hear about Thai boxers or western boxers getting injured just before a fight, and they fight faar more ferquently than MMA fighters. Is it a flaw in the training system? Is MMA that more rough? (supposed to be a safer sport than boxing, apparently) It just makes me not believe a fight's going to happen unless I see those fighters in the cage together.

Scarecrow 03-05-2014 01:45 PM

Easy solution...stop watching MMA events and stop posting in MMA forums. Ignore the douchebags with the Affliction shirts and go back to watching WWE.


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