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Old 07-31-2008, 11:16 AM   #21 (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
I agree with you that the money brought in by "casual" fans is necessary to fund the sport. What we should be hating is the way the media uses the caual fan to represent the majority of people who support the sport.
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Old 07-31-2008, 11:40 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Old 07-31-2008, 11:48 AM   #23 (permalink)
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This is really a case of the media doing the half-assed job that it always does.

For instance, look at the banner at the bottom of the screen when they're showing the highlights of Diaz-Denny, it says "Diaz vs. Thomas". They couldn't even do enough research on the sport to present the fighters names appropriately. (Yes, I realized that Thomas is his first name, but other than Fedor, are there any fighters referred to by first name only?)
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Old 07-31-2008, 01:36 PM   #24 (permalink)
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The media's portrayal of MMA fans is equivalent to the coverage of Raiders fans when they come to San Diego. They focus on the crazy people who start riots after the game. I'm pretty sure those people are in the minority, even at a Raiders game. But still, when I think of the typical Raiders fan, I think of GWAR rejects who burn things when their team loses... and wins.
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Old 07-31-2008, 02:17 PM   #25 (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.
Yes, we were all casual fans at one point, but I believe that our interest in the sport was beyond bloodshed. We were also humble, and not know-it-all pricks like so many of these people are.

I agree with your post after this one as well, when you said something along the lines of "...casual fans are needed to bring money into the sport, but they're not a fair representation of the true MMA fans".

This sport is really starting to blossom now, it just irritates me when speed-bumps like this get in the way thanks to sloppy media-work and sheer ignorance.
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Old 07-31-2008, 02:25 PM   #26 (permalink)
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20 minutes of wikipedia and mmaweekly's top 10 rankings could have educated them, but appearently they don't want to get educated...
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Old 07-31-2008, 02:36 PM   #27 (permalink)
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20 minutes of wikipedia and mmaweekly's top 10 rankings could have educated them, but appearently they don't want to get educated...
Add in dozens of hours of YouTube videos, and you have my MMA education.
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Maybe I'll get flamed for this but I gotta say I started watching mma because I wanted to see the violence. Not bloodshed, but tank abbot-style violence.

And it was not untill later when I realised that there was more to fighting than punching and kicking. That's when I uncovered the other dimensions of fighting.

I still like violence. But I see the artistic side of fighting. But even so I still prefer the old style of mma. Where styles were more visible. Now everybody knows everything and the styles are blurred.

So, the way I differ from those persons on the video is that I see more than just violence, but I enjoy it as much as they do. So let's not be so harsh on them.
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Maybe I'll get flamed for this but I gotta say I started watching mma because I wanted to see the violence. Not bloodshed, but tank abbot-style violence.

And it was not untill later when I realised that there was more to fighting than punching and kicking. That's when I uncovered the other dimensions of fighting.

I still like violence. But I see the artistic side of fighting. But even so I still prefer the old style of mma. Where styles were more visible. Now everybody knows everything and the styles are blurred.

So, the way I differ from those persons on the video is that I see more than just violence, but I enjoy it as much as they do. So let's not be so harsh on them.
I'm certainly not going to flame you for having an opinion. There's absolutely nothing wrong with preferring the old style UFC. You're right, liking violence isn't the problem, it's failing to appreciate the art that's the problem.

I may have almost the direct opposite point of view, but I can see where you're coming from.
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