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Old 09-19-2012, 04:04 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Tyson was an asshole because he was scared and he had nobody in his life he trusted. He wasn't an asshole before his life went to crap, you can thank Don King for that. I watched a documentary on his life, paints a pretty bleak picture of boxing and makes Don King seem like the devil.
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Tyson turned into an asshole after Cus died, and he didn't really have any massive success afterwards. He was pretty humble as a can wrecking machine kid.
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Tyson was an asshole because he was scared and he had nobody in his life he trusted. He wasn't an asshole before his life went to crap, you can thank Don King for that. I watched a documentary on his life, paints a pretty bleak picture of boxing and makes Don King seem like the devil.
Don King may be the devil, but had Tyson not been a boxer that man would have been in jail. Realistically though Mike Tyson life story is unbelievable and great inspiration. If that man can came from a broken home,poverty, etc and reach the success he reached, there is no excuse for anybody to reach their goals. Had Tyson had not been a dumb ass and had smart people around him he would have been one of the richest athletes ever.
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Don King may be the devil, but had Tyson not been a boxer that man would have been in jail. Realistically though Mike Tyson life story is unbelievable and great inspiration. If that man can came from a broken home,poverty, etc and reach the success he reached, there is no excuse for anybody to reach their goals. Had Tyson had not been a dumb ass and had smart people around him he would have been one of the richest athletes ever.
Do a poll on UFC fighters and find out how many come from "a broken home and poverty".
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I'm with the OP, UFC used to be a much more legitimate sport. Today's UFC is a complete joke with undeserving nobodies like Chael Sonnen getting title shots. You'd never see that back in the old UFCs.

Unrelated, but I just watched UFC 3, that shit was awesome.
Ken Shamrock got a shot at Tito Ortiz's UFC LHW title coming off losses in his last 3 important fights against Severn, Fujita and Frye. That happened in 'Old UFC'. Chael Sonnen beat Dan Miller, Yushin Okami and Nate Marquardt for his first shot, then Brian Stann and Michael Bisping for the second. A far more deserving title contender than a hell of a lot of title contenders in 'Old UFC'. He might talk shit, but he has earned his title shots. Annoys me that so many people talk about Chael talking his way into his fights with Anderson. He's beaten some high level guys to get those shots, and deserved them both.
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Ken Shamrock got a shot at Tito Ortiz's UFC LHW title coming off losses in his last 3 important fights against Severn, Fujita and Frye. That happened in 'Old UFC'. Chael Sonnen beat Dan Miller, Yushin Okami and Nate Marquardt for his first shot, then Brian Stann and Michael Bisping for the second. A far more deserving title contender than a hell of a lot of title contenders in 'Old UFC'. He might talk shit, but he has earned his title shots. Annoys me that so many people talk about Chael talking his way into his fights with Anderson. He's beaten some high level guys to get those shots, and deserved them both.
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Old 09-19-2012, 05:13 PM   #27 (permalink)
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It's funny everybody always has something to say. If there are critics that means you've accomplished something.

To the OP. Dana is both a suit and blue collar fan hence the swearing and brash personality. It's also because of the blue collar mentality that he's so well liked with most fans and fighters alike. I've never seen a President mosh, shake hands with every fan out there, and appear in interviews the way he does. In fact if there were more CEOs like Dana the world would be a better place. A few more.

It's also a reason why boxing promoters, Showtime, Spike all hate em because he won't comply to the norms of the corporate mindset. Look if he was a money mongering individual he would have milked Chuck Liddell. Now Chuck's a multi millionare with a high ranking position in the organization. All boxers never had that opportunity and very very few WWE wrestlers. As long as the Fertittas and Dana White is present the UFC will continue to grow. Sure it'll contract, but that's what every company does.

Rise of IBM in the 80's.
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The UFC is a force and it can not be denied. It's all in management.
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Old 09-19-2012, 05:27 PM   #28 (permalink)
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Dana and the Ferittas are actually too good to their fighters. Guys like Tito Ortiz haven't been draws for a long time, but they kept getting brought back because as long as they are able to fight, their time served to the company will be recognized and the company will give them what they want.
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Old 09-19-2012, 06:27 PM   #29 (permalink)
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Do a poll on UFC fighters and find out how many come from "a broken home and poverty".
Any of them have a worst story than Mike Tyson?
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The UFC goes in the direction that makes money. You want 'the good old days' back? I wonder how much money guys were making back then, probably next to nothing, so I hope you aren't one of the people who cares about fighter pay. Despite all the Fox attention, MMA is still a very long way from being mainstream, lots of people just don't want to see two guys locked in a cage beating the help out of each other.
Dana has been the most successful promoter in an industry where other companies crash before they take off. He might be polarizing, but it puts asses in seats.

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