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Old 12-11-2008, 12:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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A sad night for MMA/UFC?

Just a few thoughts here. Last night I watched a BBC documentry about UFC, they brought doctors in to say it was a terrible blood sport, human cock fighting ect. Even the club i train at "DogPound MMA" club was mentioned, my trainer interviewed and said it was a lot safer than boxing....I thought everyoe had made their points well..

But being in ireland, I don't get to really watch any of the fights live so I watched them today and I find out that one person had a broken arm, and another a broken leg. Cory hill's was an accident but the other guys was down to plain stupidness but it reflects bad on MMA as a sport.

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Why is MMA the only sport when an injury occurs, it reflects badly on the sport? Do you know how many terrible injuries occur in football games?
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there's always been anti-mma propaganda floating around. probably always will be. Fight for the troops will probably spark up a bit more due to the injuries that occurred.
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I must say, when that guy said he was proud he broke the guy's arm and wanted to do that for the longest time, it did bother me. I understand that it can happen, like the Mir/Silvia fight. But the way it happened last night, and the comments really made me see MMA in a different light, I was so disgusted I din't even watched the main event, I went to bed after I saw Goulet lost(cheering for Canadians). And that Corey Hill thing was just gross. Today I find myself less interested in seeing UFC 92, maybe it will pass, we'll see.
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The fact that Bruce Buffer continues to act like a clown does nothing for MMA/UFC image. What exactly is wrong with him
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I must say, when that guy said he was proud he broke the guy's arm and wanted to do that for the longest time, it did bother me. I understand that it can happen, like the Mir/Silvia fight. But the way it happened last night, and the comments really made me see MMA in a different light, I was so disgusted I din't even watched the main event, I went to bed after I saw Goulet lost(cheering for Canadians). And that Corey Hill thing was just gross. Today I find myself less interested in seeing UFC 92, maybe it will pass, we'll see.
I feel the same way, but about the event on saturday, not 92. Last night wasn't a bad night for MMA, but I think it was a bad night for fighters. Tonight showed possibly every way a fight could be life altering. Bad refs who let the fights go on for too long (Damn you Mario for allowing the break) and freak accidents, not to mention the beat downs from Kos and Ben.

I'm still shaken up.
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I feel the same way, but about the event on saturday, not 92. Last night wasn't a bad night for MMA, but I think it was a bad night for fighters. Tonight showed possibly every way a fight could be life altering. Bad refs who let the fights go on for too long (Damn you Mario for allowing the break) and freak accidents, not to mention the beat downs from Kos and Ben.

I'm still shaken up.
the ref doesn't have the authority to stop a fight without a tap before breakage occures.

the break was 100% the fault of Al-Hassan for not tapping.
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Old 12-11-2008, 02:10 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I was thinking of making a thread just like this one, so yeah I can certainly see where you are comming from.

I don't think it's relivant to compare MMA to other sports in deffence. Each sport should be evaluated independantly.

For me yeah, last night was a big downer. I am still a fan, but seeing guys get injured makes me feel disapointed with myself for that inclanation. Seeing guys get injured greatly detracts from my ability to enjoy the sport, the injuries last night ruined the show for me.

I think MMA is the most exciting sport there is. Other sports don't make much sence to me to be honest. I haven't resigned myself to the idea that injuries happen though, and "thats the risk they take for stepping in there". It's a tricky situation, but ever since the begginging MMA has been trading in realism for saftey, maybe they need to do a bit more work there.


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I must say, when that guy said he was proud he broke the guy's arm and wanted to do that for the longest time, it did bother me. I understand that it can happen, like the Mir/Silvia fight. But the way it happened last night, and the comments really made me see MMA in a different light, I was so disgusted I din't even watched the main event, I went to bed after I saw Goulet lost(cheering for Canadians). And that Corey Hill thing was just gross. Today I find myself less interested in seeing UFC 92, maybe it will pass, we'll see.
Wow yep, I agree completely. Sometimes I think I have an unusually sensitive view of things like this...

I couldn't believe how excited Cantwel was to have broken someones arm, I can't relate at all to what must have been going on in his head, its some pretty ugly stuff.

My UFC 92 buzz has been greatly damaged as well... what a drag.

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haha I know what you mean. He has some snap in his turns as of late
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