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Old 11-18-2007, 06:42 PM   #21 (permalink)
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The difference is in a soccer, or any team sport, the crowd is there to support that team. So if it's an international game of course you are going to chant the countries name. Soccer is a bad example though seeing as though it has a bad history of violence, which is a whole other discussion.

In MMA you are there to support your favourite fighter (or just enjoy the fights in general). It's about two individuals competing, not two nations/teams. If anything you should be chanting the fighters name you are supporting, not the country. Seeing as the country really has nothing much to do with how good the fighter is or why you should like them. By chanting the countries name it's just giving the impression that you want that fighter to win because the other fighter is from a different country. Not because you appreciate the fighters fighting style and skills.

I'm sure the fighter would prefer their name to cheered also and not some widely distributed label such as the country he is from.

PS - My housemate did actually fall asleep in a couple of the fights lol.
very nice post, you said what I was about to say but you outline the main points
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Old 11-18-2007, 07:49 PM   #22 (permalink)
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the card felt more like and ultimate fight night than a real ufc card. i enjoyed the parts of it i remember, but probably because i had my fair share of drink...
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Old 11-18-2007, 07:56 PM   #23 (permalink)
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...and whats wrong with supporting your fellow countryman?
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Old 11-18-2007, 08:01 PM   #24 (permalink)
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im so glad i dident make the trip to go to this one b.c after watching it i couldent believe how boring it was
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Old 11-18-2007, 08:21 PM   #26 (permalink)
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that was not as bad as the dumb usa chants, these were the fans that give usa bad name

God thats embarrassing.
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It got silent because half the audience fell asleep.
it went silent because the whole crowd hated Bisping and thought he had nothing on rashad then in the second round when mike was beating him all them haters were gob smacked
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Old 11-18-2007, 09:21 PM   #28 (permalink)
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Everyone left after it was over because they knew Rashad won and they wanted to get out of there. I'm sure it was very hard to get out of there in your car. At least that is how it was at 77.
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Old 11-18-2007, 09:40 PM   #29 (permalink)
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gobsmacked = dumbfounded, for all the americans/canadians on here

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The difference is in a soccer, or any team sport, the crowd is there to support that team. So if it's an international game of course you are going to chant the countries name. Soccer is a bad example though seeing as though it has a bad history of violence, which is a whole other discussion.

In MMA you are there to support your favourite fighter (or just enjoy the fights in general). It's about two individuals competing, not two nations/teams. If anything you should be chanting the fighters name you are supporting, not the country. Seeing as the country really has nothing much to do with how good the fighter is or why you should like them. By chanting the countries name it's just giving the impression that you want that fighter to win because the other fighter is from a different country. Not because you appreciate the fighters fighting style and skills.

I'm sure the fighter would prefer their name to cheered also and not some widely distributed label such as the country he is from.

PS - My housemate did actually fall asleep in a couple of the fights lol.
I don't disagree with your points at all actually. I just think peeps are getting wrapped too tightly around the axle over who/how folks are cheering.
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