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Old 08-29-2011, 02:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Does it bother you when you see fighters in boxing/MMA showboating?
I bring it up because I've noticed a few comments here and there about people who don't like AS and the way he fights and they say he's cocky, which i gotta say, I strongly disagree with. I think much like trash talk, showboating is used more as a psychological tactic, rather than just dissing your opponent or thinking your'e the shit. Yes, it pisses your opponent off, THAT'S THE WHOLE POINT! It's suppose to disrupt their rhythm and take them off their game, Case and point, Okami.
And I don't think he's cocky or disrespectful. A cocky or disrespectful fighter wouldn't bow at the feet of his opponents after fights. A disrespectful fighter Stands over his hurt opponent and taunts him (Aoki), or spits at his cornermen (Bisping) or tries to get in a cheap shot(Daley).
I wouldn't be suprised if people who don't like AS's style and showboating are big Franklin/Griffin fans who hate himfor beating one of their favourite fighters and making it look so easy. I know when Calzaghe beat RJJ I HATED Calzaghe for taunted Roy even though RJJ made a career out of doing the same thing. But it was more to do with the fact that Calzaghe never beat a top-level opponent IN THEIR PRIME and I just felt he hadn't earnt the right to taunt a legit legend like jones.
Speaking of that, do people who don't like AS don't like Ali/RJJ/SRL too?

Sorry for the essay btw, lol
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Old 08-29-2011, 10:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Showboating is entertainment, which is why I watch sports. So I love it!
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Old 08-30-2011, 01:02 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Showboating is entertainment, which is why I watch sports. So I love it!
Thanks for replying mate, guess this thread was a roring sucess! lmao
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Old 08-30-2011, 01:09 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Hate showboating that's why I can't wait for Nick Diaz to do it and get a head kick that will send his dumb ads back to Stockton lol
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I like it when it's done by fighters I love, and can't stand it when it's done by fighters I'm not a fan of. I'm a hypocrite that way.
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Showboating is fine as long as it's during the match imo, can't stand people rubbing things in other fighters faces after they lost the fight.

Psychological tactics = awesome.
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Old 08-30-2011, 01:45 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I think its impressive when you can do it the way Anderson Silva does. As KenFlo said the other night, he can break the rules (of how to stay safe and technical in and MMA fight) and still dominate his opponent.
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Hate showboating that's why I can't wait for Nick Diaz to do it and get a head kick that will send his dumb ads back to Stockton lol
Yeah like when Zaromskis hit Diaz clean and he stood up and Ko'd him?

Oh and Zaromskis actually went to the mat trying to finish him, unlike some other guys.....



Because I'm sure Diaz won't be able to handle the furry and killer instinct of that finishing skill.

OH THE HUMANITY!!! Kidding Inter.

On point though, I like it unless it becomes more important than the actual fight i.e Silva Maia.
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