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Old 08-12-2012, 03:17 PM   #31 (permalink)
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That's not an article, or even a respectable opinion. It's a gross misunderstanding of MMA and doesn't deserve a thread on this forum.
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Old 08-12-2012, 03:19 PM   #32 (permalink)
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That's not an article, or even a respectable opinion. It's a gross misunderstanding of MMA and doesn't deserve a thread on this forum.
Well, it's encouraged some sensible debate, so I'd certainly say it's worthy of it's own thread on this forum.

Any thing that encourages healthy debating on a discussion forum is a good thing.

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Old 08-12-2012, 03:24 PM   #33 (permalink)
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Felt that this article deserved it's own thread. I agree with every single word, I'm also glad Frankie got robbed.

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Yeah Frankie's only had five FOTN awards one of which FOTY, but he's totally leaving the division in shame for "boring" people. His last boring fight was what 2 years ago with BJ Penn II, I know some people feel like his a whiner but if you had to deal with BS like this whinging and moaning is a better option than choking and punching.
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Old 08-12-2012, 04:10 PM   #34 (permalink)
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I actually agree with the thread post... Im sorry, I just dont find Edgar's fights entertaining.

Frankie is like the Floyd Mayweather Jr of mma (which I think is a huge complement) ... but I will never buy a Frankie Edgar nor a Floyd PPV... it just bores me to tears to watch hoping/praying something 'exciting' will happen.

Dont get me wrong, Ive got no problem watching the match after the fact...being able to fast-forward... but for the live event, forget it!

I'll blow my ppv dollars on the Pacman or JDS, JJones, ASilva, JAldo...and even Renan... but I cant justify spending 60 bucks on an event that is 99% likely going to end in an decision.

His dart-in-out style makes me want to claw my eyes out... when I have all my buds over to watch an event they could give a crap about his 'elusive-ness'... so yeah, maybe I cant appreciate the mma 'finesse' he brings to the table... Ive only been watching mma since since UFC 1.

Edgar's style reminds me of the exact reason I stopped watching boxing... and it sadens me to think this might be the future of the sport.

btw, I think Edgar won

Lastly... I guess the PPV numbers will tell the tale
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I completely agree with the article. I was ecstatic to see Bendo get his hand raised even though I scored the fight for Edgar. Why? Because Bendo is better for the LW division and the UFC. Edgar was ruining the LW division with his point fighting style. The good fights he had were only good because of all the drama he made by getting rocked a lot. Take away the first round of Edgar/Maynard II and it's pretty boring. The two Penn fights were unbearable and last night's fight was 'meh' at best. The first Bendo fight was amazing but that was because of Bendo looking for the finish.

His style wasn't only boring but it was also causing problems for the division. His style made every fight close and controversial. Because of that, we had to have 3 instant ******* rematches. The division has been jammed for years because of him and we missed out on many good fights because of that. Now we finally get to see consistent new contenders fight for the belt, rather than watch the champion fight 6 times against only 3 different people.
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I completely agree with the article. I was ecstatic to see Bendo get his hand raised even though I scored the fight for Edgar. Why? Because Bendo is better for the LW division and the UFC. Edgar was ruining the LW division with his point fighting style. The good fights he had were only good because of all the drama he made by getting rocked a lot. Take away the first round of Edgar/Maynard II and it's pretty boring. The two Penn fights were unbearable and last night's fight was 'meh' at best. The first Bendo fight was amazing but that was because of Bendo looking for the finish.

His style wasn't only boring but it was also causing problems for the division. His style made every fight close and controversial. Because of that, we had to have 3 instant ******* rematches. The division has been jammed for years because of him and we missed out on many good fights because of that. Now we finally get to see consistent new contenders fight for the belt, rather than watch the champion fight 6 times against only 3 different people.
So you're happy to see a fight judged incorrectly because you don't like the way a guy fights? God help this sport.
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So you're happy to see a fight judged incorrectly because you don't like the way a guy fights? God help this sport.
This is what I am thinking.

Oh and Frankie ruining the division? Yeah that's just..... No..... Not even close.
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I didn't watch the fight last night so I can't comment on that, I am however glad Frankie lost. I'm so sick of seeing him fight in main events against the same people. Okay once against Penn, fine, Bj earned his rematch, but then a draw with gray which was interesting only because Frankie got hurt so badly. After that fight I had a lot of respect for Frankie Edgar. Then he stops Gray. Great finally we have a clear champ. I didn't have a dog in his fight with Henderson. But I scored it pretty clearly for Bendo and I lost all respect for Frankie when he whined his way into a rematch. I'm sorry but I'm sick of seeing a guy who is trying to win a decision keep bitching about decisions. He cries about the draw with Maynard, he cried about how he clearly beat Penn the first time, then he cried his way into another fight with bendo. Meanwhile the lightweight divison is at a stand still because we have to keep seeing rematchs. I hope Frankie just finally man's up and takes this loss. It may have been a robbery I don't know I haven't seen the fight, but for once I would like Frankie to just take a result and get back in the god damn gym. If he really is the best lightweight in the world, guess what he will be back in the challengers spot again. But for the love of god just take it like a man and get back in line.

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Maynard also whined.... Penn also whined.... It isn't just Frankie. People's hate in this thread is just leading to terribly biased posts.
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So you're happy to see a fight judged incorrectly because you don't like the way a guy fights? God help this sport.
How is it incorrect? That's my opinion, not a fact buddy. It was a ridiculously close fight that could have gone either way.

This fight had no business happening anyways. Edgar didn't even deserve a rematch. Bendo decisively beat him last time. If Edgar won, Bendo would have gone to the back of the line even though they were 1-1. That's completely unfair which gave me even more reason to be happy.

But that wasn't the case. Edgar was beaten twice in a row and lost his belt. His fans can bitch and moan all they want, that will never change.
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