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Old 07-14-2013, 07:34 PM   #41 (permalink)
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Thomson is known just not as much as he used to be.
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Old 07-14-2013, 08:28 PM   #42 (permalink)
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sorry, I didn't think that not everyone is good with names.

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Old 07-15-2013, 07:28 AM   #43 (permalink)
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Thanks bro and I agree with the elitist attitude being good for nothing.



As I said before I just didn't remember who he was. Once I googled it and saw the picture I remembered him. It's more about being a name, a household name, which Thomson is so far from it isn't funny. I do not make a point of remembering fighters names. They have to make the impression on me then I will know their name. Hell I worked for 2 months with these 3 new girls at work and just figured out their names last week.



Exactly! The fact the I don't memorize fighters names doesn't mean I don't watch a shit ton of mma. It just isn't important to me.
I am similarly terrible with names but don't have problems so much with MMA guys once I have seen them fight a few times because it gets said so often during the fights. There is a reason why I got in the habit of calling demetrious johnson Mighty Mouse; I couldn't remember his real name until having seen him fight many times.
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I can never forget James Thompson because of that disgusting ear blister thing he had. Also, in terms of fame, James has technically accomplished more.




Both of you (Ou) hold "MMA fan" in a very high regard, or you greatly overestimate the number of fans MMA has. Most MMA fans, and yes, for you elitists, this includes all UFC fans, have never heard of Josh Thomson, other than the Diaz fight. Most of the target market for the UFC watches the fights casually, because it is popular. They have drinks, talk with friends, and pick up girls while they watch fights in bars. This is what the UfC makes money from. This is the actual typical viewer. not you. Definitely not OU. The true average fan watches Silva fight "some guy" last week. I don't think hardcore fans realize how insignificant they are. The UFC lives off fans who have no idea who 95% of their roster are.
Most MMA fans, in turn meaning all UFC fans, have never heard of Josh Thomson? What are you talking about? Are there not a bunch of people all over this website who are into MMA enough to know exactly who Josh is? Do we just not count since we are MMA fans and the UFC makes money off people who maybe are or or are not fans? Are internet forums about MMA not good places to get samples on what MMA fans actually think about MMA? If MMA, meaning UFC is just some fading interest that one catches every now and then if a certain card or fighter is trending or something, why should those views be weighted so much heavier then those of people who actually do care about and are actually knowledgeable about the sport? I'm pretty disturbed by what constitutes a true MMA fan according to you also. The real fans are casual, trendy, bar patrons more concerned with the social scene then MMA. That is the average typical viewer of MMA? True fans of the sport think Silva fought some guy last week?

So what kind of fan are you?
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Most MMA fans, in turn meaning all UFC fans, have never heard of Josh Thomson? What are you talking about? Are there not a bunch of people all over this website who are into MMA enough to know exactly who Josh is? Do we just not count since we are MMA fans and the UFC makes money off people who maybe are or or are not fans? Are internet forums about MMA not good places to get samples on what MMA fans actually think about MMA? If MMA, meaning UFC is just some fading interest that one catches every now and then if a certain card or fighter is trending or something, why should those views be weighted so much heavier then those of people who actually do care about and are actually knowledgeable about the sport? I'm pretty disturbed by what constitutes a true MMA fan according to you also. The real fans are casual, trendy, bar patrons more concerned with the social scene then MMA. That is the average typical viewer of MMA? True fans of the sport think Silva fought some guy last week?

So what kind of fan are you?
It's not about "true" fans, it's about who make the UFC the most money and that's the masses who are rather casual fans and not those few who spend several hours a day in MMA internet forums.
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It's not about "true" fans, it's about who make the UFC the most money and that's the masses who are rather casual fans and not those few who spend several hours a day in MMA internet forums.
I understand the dynamics of the UFC garnering revenue.

I don't understand the apparent willingness to brush aside the entire community of non trendy, noob or casual MMA fans like their perspective on MMA has no merit or validity, like people have not been interested in and watching MMA the past 20 years, like MMA only began at the TUF 1 finale or when Brock Lesnar decided he wanted to attempt MMA. Comments like Pettis's and the reaction it gets even at a place like this, a place full of people who are big enough MMA fans to actually discuss it with some level of knowledge, begin to epitomize that sentiment. I can get why some are sensitive or defensive, but to me it becomes clear that if you don't know who Josh Thomson is, you are either new to the sport or have only a marginal interest in MMA.
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Plenty people know who Nate Diaz is, and plenty of them will have seen his last fight.
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Srsly picking on Pettis ? pettis would knock the crap out of Josh Gaymson
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