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post #21 of 85 (permalink) Old 12-04-2008, 11:04 PM
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Well heres another theory. Combat sports and mma in general are heavily technique based sports and although pure athleticism is very useful its all about technique so it depends entirely on an individual's aptitude for fighting and dedication to pick it up the skills needed for success. So blacks being "better athletes" may not be quite as valid a point in a technique based sport as more of a speed/power based sport as like football is IMO.
Agreed...for a real life example look at #5 of my top fighters list.

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post #22 of 85 (permalink) Old 12-04-2008, 11:13 PM
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Agreed...for a real life example look at #5 of my top fighters list.
Yeah Melvin is an elite athlete and his athleticism fits perfectly for mma but he just has not been dedicated enough to pick up submission grappling or settle down with his stand up. He could really fly if he would pick up the technique.
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Based on what I've observed from all the blacks that I know (Thats quite a few), they all take to boxing over mma. Apparently, kicking and grappling is for pussies.

Again, just what I've seen of the blacks in my area, not trying to make a stereotype or anything.

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post #24 of 85 (permalink) Old 12-04-2008, 11:17 PM
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^ I have noticed that too about boxing. Black dudes I have met love to stand up and dont really like the ground game. Like I said I know very good black fighters but in general black guys love boxing. Nothing wrong with that and a lot of black guys are really well built for boxing too.
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I'm sorry guys, but I am just not buying it. It could be my wishful way of thinking, but I honestly don't think skin color changes the way one thinks any more than M&M color changes the way an M&M tastes. I know it may seem silly, but can it possibly be our culture that dictates what someone choses to do? For all I know, you guys may be right, but I chose to believe otherwise.



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post #26 of 85 (permalink) Old 12-04-2008, 11:27 PM
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Based on what I've observed from all the blacks that I know (Thats quite a few), they all take to boxing over mma. Apparently, kicking and grappling is for pussies.

Again, just what I've seen of the blacks in my area, not trying to make a stereotype or anything.
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Nothing wrong with that and a lot of black guys are really well built for boxing too.
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Another part I forgot. Money, like yall already mentioned.

MMA is an expensive sport to train and compete in. And plain and simple, in general, blacks make up more of the lower class. I've played baseball and football my whole life. In baseball, It's rare to come across a black guy. You have to furnish your own equipment which is costly. Football, the equipment is provided to you by the organization or school, so they can afford to play it. And basketball, all you need is a ball and goal, not too costly.

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well all the blacks i know could care less about mma and dont even know what it is....ask them about football and basketball and their all game....its just not a dominant sport for them....kinda like baseball...mainly white guys there.....and yes mma has a diverse crowd with people from all over the world participating in it but i just dont think most blacks have a huge interest in mma
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And to the OP, I believe Brazilians dominate the sport because martial arts is just much bigger there. Different countries take to different sports. Baseball and football is to America, what Martial Arts and soccer is to Brazil.

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Here is another idea. MMA is not really a "white dominated" sport. It has tons of japanese, brazilian, american, and russian, english, and other countries fighters so its just lots of guys who do it well all over the world. Other sports that are "black dominated" are US based sports like Football and basketball. Basketball is played all over the world but overall its a US dominated sport. Maybe its just that sports that are based more in the U.S. tend to be more black dominated. I dont know i am just throwing out ideas.
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