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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-28-2008, 12:37 PM Thread Starter
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refuse to fight each other. It really bothers me when fighters say they won't fight each other because they are friends / teamates. I can understand if it's your own brother, but this isn't a team sport. It seems to happen a lot with the Brazilian fighters. Not just them though, I mean Fitch should fight Kos or Swick as well. Am I the only one that is bothered by this? Discuss.
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-28-2008, 04:07 PM
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so what? they are friend . close friend is like ur brother especially in latin america and europe not sure about USA
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Ya, it does kind of screw up things. Anderson and Filho come to mind. IMO if you're just friends and you don't train together, then you need to fight each other if asked by your org. I understand not fighting each other if you're training partners though, just because one of you would have to leave the camp.

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I think each fighter should get to name one person they wont fight when they sign, thats it thats all, you got 2 good freinds fighting for the same org, tough, either pick one or somebody switch weight classes but no other passes allowed.

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what kind of motivation would you have fighting your friend ?
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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-29-2008, 09:45 PM
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I'm actually happy fighters can refuse to fight their friends. Just that the fighter has some input shows respect to the fighters IMO. I hate to quote Tito on this but it shows the fighters aren't hookers or slaves. They don't HAVE to fight the guys they are told to fight.

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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-30-2008, 09:54 AM
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Camps are integral to mma, hell half the Pancrase guys all trained each other and still threw it down when the time came.

As the money gets bigger, guys will start spreading out.
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Originally Posted by Zemelya View Post
what kind of motivation would you have fighting your friend ?
Well, you don't have to dislike somebody to fight them. It's really about the competition, MMA is a sport not a place to settle personal differences. As an athlete at the highest level of the sport I would think you would want to test your skills against other guys at the top regardless of if they are your firend or not. MMA is not a team sport, when you step into the ring / cage you are all alone. Besides that, I find it very easy to get motivated to compete against someone I know. I don't care if it's a game of basketball, softball, video games, beer pong, wrestling, boxing, mma, whatever, I still want to win.

I think, as Terry77 pointed out, that when purses start to increase some of these fights will happen. Hendo vs Lindland or Silva vs. Shogun for example would be huge fights that I'm sure everyone would love to see, not to mention they would be huge money makers for both fighters. As the sport grows there will be more and more money to be made, and that is motivation for a lot of people.
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as dontazo mentioned some of these guys have been friends for years and consider each other brothers so for them fighting would be diffilcult

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