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post #11 of 61 (permalink) Old 01-14-2013, 02:57 AM
 
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Why people would hate on him because of his religion is beyond me. I do not by any means support any religious belief, but I also respect the fact that it is his choice and his choice alone.

When he thanks god in his post fight interviews guess what - he's earned that time on the mic and can do whatever he wants to with it. I rather listen to him than McDonald creeping me out with his awkward calling out of Condit.

As for him being a religious fighter, I like it. Those guys seem to fight like possesed people, which is what you want isn't it? Look at his fight with Diaz, he was a machine. Look at Jones' fights, he's very entertaining to watch. Look at Belfort, how entertaining is he?

You can hate on a fighter for a lot of different reasons, just don't make religion one of them. Thank you.




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no one likes people shoving religion in there face


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I don't either, but he's damn sure earned the right to say whatever the hell he wants on that mic when he wins

And he makes up for it (in my book) by being a very interesting fighter.

If you entertain me for 25 minutes I think I'll live through you saying "'Sup Jesus" for 5/10 seconds.

It's weird, people always find reasons to hate on Bendo - either it's his religion or that decision that went his way (Which was something completely out of his control)

And now that he dominated his last challenger, all of a sudden he's "not very marketable" how does that make any sense?




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the religion thing does my head in but bendo is a great champ, how can you say his fights are boring? like seriously? lol. bendo always tries to finish, takes more risks than most would when you look at GSP/edgar etc
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whatever the case im ready for a russian revolution or pettis being champ


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The more he wins, the more marketable he'll become. Nt that he isn't already marketable.


That being said, I hope he loses his next fight, regardless of who it is against.



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whatever the case im ready for a russian revolution or pettis being champ
I hope you're in for quite a wait though mate




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no one likes people shoving religion in there face
And yet for the people who say stuff like this, the same rules apparently don't seem to apply to people shoving their atheism and religious ridicule in other people's faces.

No thread about Jones/Bendo/Vitor can be complete without some all knowing 13 year old typing the witty-in-his-own-smug-mind tired line about "invisible man in the sky blah blah", whether or not relevant to the discussion. Yet you rarely see guys coming in to these threads and praising these guys for their beliefs out of nowhere or "shoving their views down people's throats", usually it's for their skills unless the discussion calls for it.

Seems to me the pot calling the kettle black. At least Bendo has earned the right to express his beliefs for a few seconds, unlike the keyboard warriors here.
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to be honest i think that the tattoo is more for a chick than a dude.
Are you kidding me? I know where you're coming from here, but lets be real, the tattoo looks badass on him...and he actually has big ass lats so it really compliments the tattoo nicely. I'm not going to sit here and be like, it looks better on him than a girl, cuz that's kinda homo, but it looks badass, and I'm not big on girls with tats so :/

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Imo, It is way too early to suggest that Ben Hendo "isn't marketable". Keep in mind, he's only been in the UFC for 1 and a half years, and only has two title defences. The key factor that has been the reason why he hasn't blown up yet, is the fact that has no finishes in the UFC.

Honestly, I think attitude has very little to do with how marketable you are as a fighter. Take Cain Velasquez for example. I see Bens attitude and approach to fighting as being similar to Cain. He trains very hard and generally doesn't have too many bad things to say about his opponent. But whats seperates them is the fact Cain in the past has ran through people in the first and second rounds, while Ben hasn't had that type of success in the UFC.

Givin the time, and the right string of wins, I think anyone can be marketable.
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