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Old 04-13-2008, 12:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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6 Idiotic Reason People Hate MMA (Great Read)

http://www.themmapost.com/2008/04/6-...-hate-mma.html

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Old 04-13-2008, 12:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Nice article, could have been longer.
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Old 04-13-2008, 12:34 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Good read and pretty much on the money.
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Old 04-13-2008, 02:04 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Short and to the point. Nice.
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Old 04-13-2008, 02:23 PM   #5 (permalink)
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The always classic from one of my family members "It's just a bunch of guys making out".

Seriously what the hell.
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Old 04-13-2008, 02:29 PM   #6 (permalink)
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yeah i hear that alot from people "Oh i don't mind watching it if theres alot of blood and a good knockout, but it's pretty gay when they hug each other"
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Old 04-13-2008, 05:07 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I will be honest, I dont care anymore if people give mma a chance. It is too late to stop it, and as long as I get to watch my mma and train then I dont care if you think it is too violent or gay or whatever. You dont like it? Go watch soccer or whatever it is you like, I dont like soccer so I wont watch it. If you tell me to watch soccer I wont and therefore dont expect you to watch mma. mma is what I like and it is a popular legitimate sport, so is soccer. If I go on a tirade about how stupid soccer is no one will care and it will in no way affect soccer's appeal to soccer fans so if you go on a tirade about how stupid mma is it will not affect the appeal of it on an mma fan. Just my two cents.
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Pretty much, yeah. At first, I was very enthusiastic about telling people about MMA, but after a while, I started to just stop wasting my time, because people don't listen. Now, I only discuss MMA with people who are actually into it, and avoid even bringing it up until someone asks me what I like.

People can miss out, I couldn't care less. That means more for me.
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Pretty much, yeah. At first, I was very enthusiastic about telling people about MMA, but after a while, I started to just stop wasting my time, because people don't listen. Now, I only discuss MMA with people who are actually into it, and avoid even bringing it up until someone asks me what I like.

People can miss out, I couldn't care less. That means more for me.
Yeah, IMO mma is something great and if you want to miss out on something great because you wont give it a chance that is fine with me.
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I don't know, I really want to support the guys stance since I'm an MMA fan myself and would like to see more fans, but the fact is, the writer comes off as really obnoxious, and isn't about to convert any fans acting like an elitist mma-snob.

Reason 6: A fan of watching Golf on TV could say the same thing about me. I personally have 0 interest in watching golf, not because I have a closed mind, but simply because it doesn't interest me at all. MMA is now mainstream "enough" that pretty much everyone has had enough exposure to decide if it interests them or not. I don't really believe that theres that many people out there that will cover their ears and go 'lalala' upon hearing about a new sport theyve never seen. I've really only encountered a couple people that didn't find it entertaining anyway.

Reason 5: Violence is obviously a really good reason to not like MMA. If you're a weenie and dont want to see 2 people getting violent, I hope you DONT like it.

Commenting on how other sports are more dangerous is an excellent way to counter people saying that MMA should be outlawed for being too dangerous. However, danger and violence are two different things. In football for example the goal is not to hurt people, that just happens because the sport is dangerous. In MMA you win by hurting someone(or forcing someone to tap for fear of being hurt). It's a fundamental difference regardless of how likely a person is to be injured.

I'm still not particularly sure what he's trying to get at with the other reasons.

Really, if MMA fans want to win over new fans and help their sport grow, they need to reach out to prospective fans rather than insulting non-fans.
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