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Old 07-30-2008, 04:08 PM   #11 (permalink)
 
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Old 07-30-2008, 05:03 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Now now, go easy on the casual fans! Remember we were all casual fans once upon a time. We all started out like idiots (like the people on that video) at first. Then as time went by we started to learn a little bit more about the sport.
Honestly, I started watching MMA about 4 years ago. All I watched were the first few UFCs because I wasn't aware of the current events. But from the beginning, I felt drawn to understand what was happening, not the blood or violence. I wanted to learn everything I could about the sport. And I NEVER tried to talk about it like I understood what was going on. I asked questions. Then, as I watched newer UFC events and Pride, I came to understand the beauty of the sport. So, because I didn't act like the asses this thread is targeted at, I don't understand them and have a hard time empathizing with their ignorance. My hope is that a majority of them grow into mature fans, but I don't have a ton of hope.

My opinion is that MMA is going to see a dive in popularity in the next 10 years or so. MMA isn't going anywhere, but it's going to recede at some point. Most of us on this board will be lifelong enthusiasts, but most of the casual fans aren't going to be there in a few years. I hope I'm wrong about this, but in the eyes of so many "fans," blood and violence are what MMA is about. I hope someone figures out how to educate them. The growth of MMA is a good thing for the most part.
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Old 07-30-2008, 05:08 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Now now, go easy on the casual fans! Remember we were all casual fans once upon a time. We all started out like idiots (like the people on that video) at first. Then as time went by we started to learn a little bit more about the sport.

I respectfully disagree. I was never an idiot.

Maybe an a**hole, but NEVER an idiot LOL
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Old 07-30-2008, 05:25 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Now now, go easy on the casual fans! Remember we were all casual fans once upon a time. We all started out like idiots (like the people on that video) at first. Then as time went by we started to learn a little bit more about the sport.
The difference is I don't think any of us were that dumb.
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Old 07-30-2008, 10:48 PM   #15 (permalink)
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You don't have issues with "casual fans", which is thrown around way too much, and in essence shouldn't even be used in a negative sense.

You have issues with retards.

The hardcore/casual divide really doesn't have much to do in the way of knowledge, as it does enthusiasm. Whether we like it or not, "that guy" that won't shut up about MMA/UFC, watches every event and lets the world know how stupid he is at every turn is a hardcore fan, not a casual one. He's just a hardcore idiot. And on the other hand the person that appreciates a good fight for what it is and shows interest in the technique used ect, but doesn't make time to watch every show, doesn't feel it's worth it to buy a PPV and mostly just watches free shows + internet clips, is a "casual" fan. Just a smart one.

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Old 07-30-2008, 11:07 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Old 07-30-2008, 11:10 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Old 07-31-2008, 06:10 AM   #18 (permalink)
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was all ready to come on and defend some casual fans, but no you right so many are morons. Although this one was definitely the news teams fault - how they just set it up, Oh we'll give the sport a nice little introduction and then show the 4 biggest morons we can find and ask them if they like bloodshed. Why with there combined IQ's just hitting double figures they can ruin the image of mma by themselves.
ignorant media is a much bigger problem than ignorant and stupid casual fans.
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Old 07-31-2008, 07:29 AM   #19 (permalink)
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We were all casual fans once but hopefully none of us were that retarded. The graph is awesome byy the way.
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Old 07-31-2008, 08:19 AM   #20 (permalink)
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Technically and read my whole post before you respond =), but technically we need casual fans. The casual fans contribute money to the sport just like we do and money is what keeps this sport on TV and in the spotlight allowing us to watch events on TV, go to events live and buy various clothing, gear for training etc.

But I also hate the "casual" fans at bars when im watching an event just yelling stupid shit or making fun of the sport/fighters. I also hate how everyone wears tapout, but hey with every sport you have people like that
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