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Old 03-29-2010, 01:50 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Amen bro! The reaction to GSP's victory over hardy is indicative of the kind of people that are holding the sport back. They are not animals they are athelets first and foremost....you dont get some one screaming at tiger woods to get a hole in one.

Jon Jones has said it best ' i take no pride in breaking veras facial bones' In response to idiotic questioning by the interviewer


Its hillarious that people think mma is boring when an athelete tries to execute a great gameplan but thinks its awesome when a second rate fighter like kimbo slice beats up a bum. If you think something like Frye v takayama (sp) is awesome but gsp v hardy was lame then your not really an mma fan
I liked that fight cause you dont ever see that!lol But I agree with you.
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Old 03-29-2010, 03:00 PM   #22 (permalink)
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See what happened here? Everyone started arguing about certain sports being boring/not boring.

Point: what is considerd "boring" is a largely subjective personal opinion, not a blanket statement fact.
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Old 03-29-2010, 03:13 PM   #23 (permalink)
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See what happened here? Everyone started arguing about certain sports being boring/not boring.

Point: what is considerd "boring" is a largely subjective personal opinion, not a blanket statement fact.
This guy speaks the truth!
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Old 03-29-2010, 03:41 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Seriously, though, that is a good post. Well said.
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Ever watch football? (soccer)

Oh Oh easy easy oh oh how dare you!


football or how 'they' call it soccer is one of most entertaining sports ever.

specialy big matches
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Old 03-29-2010, 06:23 PM   #27 (permalink)
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football or how 'they' call it soccer is one of most entertaining sports ever.

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I think half of it is knowing the teams and having an affinity with a certain team, etc (like I have with the Chicago Bears (Am. Football :P)). I for one, find Football (soccer) to be about as entertaining as watching wallpaper dry. Same with baseball, NASCAR (uuuuuugh), Golf and hockey. Some people love it and when you're in the right environment it's awesome (huge pub full of people screaming for a goal I bet is awesome) or when you're a big fan or grew up watching it etc.
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Old 03-30-2010, 06:20 AM   #28 (permalink)
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Oh Oh easy easy oh oh how dare you!


football or how 'they' call it soccer is one of most entertaining sports ever.

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hahaha sorry bro - I guess I should let you know that I was a striker back in my playing days (started at OM), and even won the scoring title in my division once. I was just making a point. :]
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OK, I have to get this off my chest as a die hard fan off MMA. I have watched since UFC-1. In fact, I have seen every UFC event. I have seen every Pride event. And I have seen virtually every other event out there from Strikeforce, Affliction, K-1, Bodog Fights, IFL, etc, etc, etc. I go to all my local events and support my training partners. I have trained for over 7 years now and have even had a couple fights just to say I did it.

In doing so, I have seen the evolution of MMA from what early opponents called human cock-fighting to what we now know as MMA today. MMA today is a legitimate sport. It is not a bloodfest. It is a sport with skilled opponents and strategies. There are rules and judges. It is no longer the old, two men enter one man leave scenario. MMA has evolved into a mainstream spectator sport.

This is what bugs the crap out of me. For years MMA, mainly led by the UFC, has struggled to become legitimate in the eyes of the licensing committees and fans alike. The goal was to take away the perception that you had two knuckleheads in the cage trying to gouge each other’s eyes out and bleed all over each other. Thus, making it a sport like baseball or basketball or whatever. For the most part we have succeeded. Most educated fans understand the conditioning involved. They understand the training involved. They understand the strategy involved. For the most part, this forum (unlike others that shall remain nameless (Sherdog)), has a good deal of educated fans of the sport. So, when I see threads bashing fighters that didn’t make an entertaining fight, it bugs the heck out of me. Just follow me here.

What is the goal of the fight? Is it to win . . . or is it to entertain? If it is to entertain, then why are we fighting to become a mainstream sport? Why have rules? Why not just become like professional wrestling and have scripted fights? They are in fact entertaining right? But if the goal is to win your fight, what in the world is wrong with a fighter employing strategy to win? I mean, that is the goal right? Let’s take for example the GSP/Hardy fight. Why are people saying that GSP did not come to fight? I think he answered it himself . . . he came to win . . . period. Did he succeed? So what, it was a little boring. Is that really his problem? What about Jon Fitch? All his fights look the same. Is that his problem? Should he change the fighter he is to accommodate the fans? I mean, he is winning . . . so why change? Yes . . . he is boring to watch at times. But, who cares? Again I ask, is the goal to entertain or win?

I get so sick of hearing “fans” talk about fighters not coming to fight (when they win). Or when someone says they have lost all respect for a fighter because they stayed away from another fighter’s strength to actually win the fight. If we are indeed a real sport, then strategy is a key component of any good fighter’s gameplan these days. Why should fighters feel like they need to apologize after a fight, because the fans didn’t like it? How many times have we seen a Superbowl that was less than entertaining? It happens people. Get over it. Sometimes fights are boring. Sometimes a fighter is smart enough to realize they are stronger in an area than his opponent and they choose to stay away from their strengths. To me, that is a smart, professional fighter.

The bottom line is this. If you are truly an MMA fan, then you have to take the good with the bad. You also need to understand that fighters should only be concerned with one goal . . . winning. If organizations like the UFC were only interested in entertainment, then our sport would look very different today. We would probably have a roster full of guys like Tank Abbott that just stood in front of each other and wailed on each other’s face until one fell. But, MMA is a sport. There is skill, conditioning and yes strategy. If you are a true MMA fan you should realize this. If you don’t like a fighter because of how they fight that is fine. But for heaven’s sake, quit bashing an opponent for winning . . . even if it wasn’t pleasing to you. Enjoy the good fights, and respect the fighters for doing what they do when it’s a boring one.

Sorry I just had to get that off my chest. Respond as necessary!

Very good Thread, + REP! and i totally agree with everything u said, and i actually thought the GSP fight was entertaining, and was kinda shocked to see everyone complain....

Like yeah i would of rather see a throw down, and someone getting KO'ed but its GSP...

He isn't going to allow a 5% chance of what happened to him in his Serra fight... He is a million dollar industry its to important for him to get the W....

Knowing that, his amazing wrestling and take downs kept getting my pumped because ive wrestled for about 8 years now, and u don't get to see take downs at that speed and power everyday...

His wrestling is simply world class, and the way he uses it with his MMA game is just wrong...

And those Subs were the icing on the cake for me
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