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post #11 of 27 (permalink) Old 06-13-2011, 04:24 PM
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well im brazilian and i will finally tell you guys why...

i have NO F****** IDEA!...seriously, you would think its because of the BJJ but many ppl find bjj gay in brazil, you dont know how many ppl see the mma fighters rolling on the ground and then saying ''now kiss him! har har har!''

its not because of our economy either, brazil isnt really that poor nowadays, its growing rapidly, if it was because of the economy we would see a lot of fighters from africa, central america, asia, etc.

and its not even popular, fighting and mma in general is a lot bigger in USA, Canada, Asia, hell maybe even europe, most ppl dont enjoy it, only now is the UFC starting to get popular and mainstream here

i live in curitiba, you would think that there would be many mma fans since here is where chute boxe lives, and shoguns new gym UDL

but not many ppl in curitiba enjoy mma also...i simply dont understand where the hell all these fighters come from or where they live
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It has to do with Brazillians being very manly. It's harder place to grow up and most of them are tough as they come.

They love fighting culture.

Same as russians.

Just my opinion.
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I don't live in Brazil nor am I even Brazilian, but Lyoto Machida got a reception at the airport when he came home with the belt and then got a parade. I've never heard of any kind of public reception or a parade for any American MMA champions, so MMA has to be relatively popular in Brazil for public airport receptions and parades to occur for a returning MMA champ. Just say'n.
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well im brazilian and i will finally tell you guys why...

i have NO F****** IDEA!...seriously, you would think its because of the BJJ but many ppl find bjj gay in brazil, you dont know how many ppl see the mma fighters rolling on the ground and then saying ''now kiss him! har har har!''

its not because of our economy either, brazil isnt really that poor nowadays, its growing rapidly, if it was because of the economy we would see a lot of fighters from africa, central america, asia, etc.

and its not even popular, fighting and mma in general is a lot bigger in USA, Canada, Asia, hell maybe even europe, most ppl dont enjoy it, only now is the UFC starting to get popular and mainstream here

i live in curitiba, you would think that there would be many mma fans since here is where chute boxe lives, and shoguns new gym UDL

but not many ppl in curitiba enjoy mma also...i simply dont understand where the hell all these fighters come from or where they live
I'm brazilian too, living in Florianópolis. I am a MMA amateur fighter myself, started at taekwondo (2o dan today) and I am a BJJ black belt too. I prefer to compete in IMAS (Integrity Martial arts System, like MMA, but no GnP, only BJJ on the ground) only because I don't live for fighting ( I am an economist) and I have to preserv myself. MMA is really not very popular here like it is in Asia, US and Europe, I don't have any reason to believe economics aspects have any correlation with that, you don't have to have that many resources to be a good fighter. My opinions on why there are so many brazilians in MMA are:

1) We just like fighting in general! We tend to be very proud too, that helps.

2) For us is very useful to know how to defend ourselves, because we eventually have to use it.

3) I practice martial arts since I can remember, I know many fighters and martial artists , and here in Brazil there is a tendency to practice several martial arts or disciplines in the same gym, for instance, in my TKD gym, we have BJJ and Wrestling too (only here we call it greco-roman fighting). Most of us are versed in BJJ and Judo, even the ones dedicated almost exclusivly to TKD, and I know in other gyms the pattern is the same ( BJJ, MT, Boxing).

4) Finally, Gracie's legacy may seem to attract brazilian BJJ fighters to MMA, but actually BJJ fighters prefer to fight in submission or BJJ tournaments rather than in MMA nowadays.
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It has to do with Brazillians being very manly. It's harder place to grow up and most of them are tough as they come.

They love fighting culture.

Same as russians.

Just my opinion.

That is, unfortunatelly, true.
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The majority of the Brazilian population is infected with the bacteria known as toxoplasma. It makes men more aggressive therefore more intense in fighting situations. Also has to do with the fact Brazilian fighters consider jiu jitsu a lifestyle not a martial art. Theres also a natural ability of leg dexterity thus all those brilliant soccer players. Helps a hell of a lot when it comes to muay thai. Finally, Brazil is a violent place to live in and makes the fighters very tough. Its the best breeding grounds for great fighters no doubt.
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BJ Penn addressed this in his book when he talked of trainin at Nova Uniao. He said the guys he trained fighting was part of the culture, some fought as a means to get out of the ghetto's some fought to stay.

As a Canadian who has never been there it has always been my understanding that fighting (not mma) is a lot more ingrained in society in Brazil and as such people look to become better fighters. MMA just kinda happens.




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The majority of the Brazilian population is infected with the bacteria known as toxoplasma. It makes men more aggressive therefore more intense in fighting situations. Also has to do with the fact Brazilian fighters consider jiu jitsu a lifestyle not a martial art. Theres also a natural ability of leg dexterity thus all those brilliant soccer players. Helps a hell of a lot when it comes to muay thai. Finally, Brazil is a violent place to live in and makes the fighters very tough. Its the best breeding grounds for great fighters no doubt.
Somebody has been listening to Joe Rogan podcast.
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Had a look at the UFC and Strikeforce rosters and here are the (reported) numbers:

UFC: 33 out of 258 (12.7%)
SF: 8 out of 96 (8.3%)
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Had a look at the UFC and Strikeforce rosters and here are the (reported) numbers:

UFC: 33 out of 258 (12.7%)
SF: 8 out of 96 (8.3%)
If your numbers are accurate that would debunk and /end thread.
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