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Jon Fitch 16 34.78%
Erick Silva 22 47.83%
Draw 8 17.39%
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I always felt the build and stance of people who have been striking there whole life will never be able to wrestle against top wrestlers. Better get some great footwork and some killer BJJ if you want to clash with them.
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I may receive hate for this, but I see the "draw" option as a cop out because people are scared to be wrong. Either you think he has what it takes or you don't. I personally think he does have what it takes and will get the TKO. But of course the veteran Fitch could prove me wrong.
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I may receive hate for this, but I see the "draw" option as a cop out because people are scared to be wrong. Either you think he has what it takes or you don't. I personally think he does have what it takes and will get the TKO. But of course the veteran Fitch could prove me wrong.
Why would anyone be scared to be wrong on an internet forum about a sport where anything can happen? Dont be stupid...this is a hard fight to call, some are undecided. Fitch has this overall but Erick Silva brings a lot of danger and could stop him - to me its 50-50.
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Why would anyone be scared to be wrong on an internet forum about a sport where anything can happen? Dont be stupid...this is a hard fight to call, some are undecided. Fitch has this overall but Erick Silva brings a lot of danger and could stop him - to me its 50-50.
Unless you truly beleive the fight will result in a draw then choosing that option because you don't know who will actually get their hand raised is indeed a cop out in my book. I'm sorry if that offends you. But if you don't think the fight will result in a draw, then it seems silly to select that option.
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Unless you truly beleive the fight will result in a draw then choosing that option because you don't know who will actually get their hand raised is indeed a cop out in my book. I'm sorry if that offends you. But if you don't think the fight will result in a draw, then it seems silly to select that option.
It greatly offends me, Nobody in life ever really predicts a draw The option is useless so people use it for "Unsure" and normally say so in a follow up post - i just didnt vote....

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It greatly offends me, Nobody in life ever really predicts a draw The option is useless so people use it for "Unsure" and normally say so in a follow up post - i just didnt vote....
Just how I personally view voting and the options provided. I think you should vote for the actual outcome you expect. If you think it's going to be so close of a fight that it will be declared a draw, which happens. The option is there to select. If you think fighter A will probably win then select them and same for fighter B. But IF you don't feel confident enough to select a winner AND you don't think the fight will actually end in a draw, then IMO you just shouldn't vote. But again that is just my view on voting and I'm not trying to offend you. That's just how I view it. You obviously think differently, which is fine.
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Just how I personally view voting and the options provided. I think you should vote for the actual outcome you expect. If you think it's going to be so close of a fight that it will be declared a draw, which happens. The option is there to select. If you think fighter A will probably win then select them and same for fighter B. But IF you don't feel confident enough to select a winner AND you don't think the fight will actually end in a draw, then IMO you just shouldn't vote. But again that is just my view on voting and I'm not trying to offend you. That's just how I view it. You obviously think differently, which is fine.
You are not offending me Im not even giving my opinion, just giving you the real reason people are picking draw. It was more the "scared to be wrong" that i thought was a little strange. I would say that's not the reason for it...

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You are not offending me Im not even giving my opinion, just giving you the real reason people are picking draw. It was more the "scared to be wrong" that i thought was a little strange. I would say that's not the reason for it...
I understand why people choose the option. They are on the fence and can't pick a side with any certainty. So they take the draw option. Which I still personally maintain is a bit of a cop out. I think in this specific matchup people are just too timid to come out and say Silva will put down the veteran Fitch. I wasn't trying to respond to a specific post or even this specific fight, my post was more a general statement on how I feel about polls like this. IMO if you are 50/50 and since this is the internet and no reason to be scared(I agree with you line of thought there) then why not just go with some gut feeling one way or the other? Then use your post to express why you were hesitant to make that vote. Again, just my opinion.
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This was possibly the most pointless exchange i have had on this forum btw

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This was possibly the most pointless exchange i have had on this forum btw
You helped me kill time at work so I thank you for that lol
I have had far, far more pointless conversations sitting at this very desk
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