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Old 11-20-2006, 01:53 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Do A Fighters Look's Determine Some Of His Popularity?

what if a fighter had acne in the ufc would the fans hate him?

a terrible ugly scar on his face?

some kind of sergery on his stomach that left severe disfigurement and abnormality?

I sure hope that we dont stoop so low as that would be a damn shame to not like fighters for this kind of stuff.

I sure woudlent care


And i know what your thinking tra telligman but thats not the same, i can see people laughing at fighters for facial scars, acne or abnormal sergery's. But telligman was more respected for fighting without a pectoral muscle than he was laughed at for it.

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Old 11-20-2006, 01:58 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I think yes to a certain degree. Especially to those who don't know much about MMA. When someone first watches the UFC they look at the more physically fit people and automatically think they will own. Look at BJ, looks soft and weak but a badass plain and simple. Just my opinion
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Personally, I could give two sh*ts as to what a fighter looks like. I'm a fan of mma because of the fighting, not because of the way dudes look.
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Personally, I could give two sh*ts as to what a fighter looks like. I'm a fan of mma because of the fighting, not because of the way dudes look.
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That idea is moronic, look at the almighty fedor, he looks like a half out of shape gym teacher and he is massivly popular. Not to mention people like chuck liddell who are not what you would call "pretty" men.
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I think it has somewhat of an effect. I mean the UFC likes the pretty boys or the guys cut that are ripped. They are easy to market. I mean thats why you see guys like Rich Franklin and Chuck Liddell in commercials and not guys like Tim Sylvia or Jeff Monson.
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I think the threadstarter has a good point. He is on the same page as me. I think at least 70% of Tito's fans come from his looks. Also Kendal Grove was a favorite on the show because of his looks, because he definately wasn't the most skilled at the time, but for some reason he got the most camera time. And Chuck, yea he's not a "good-looking" guy, but that's not what the threadstarter means (I don't think). Chuck has appeal with his mohawk and his aggressive nature, and I think a lot of his fans come from that as well. Not to say anyone on these forums are like that, but I am 100% sure that it plays a factor in everyone's opinion, even if you don't want to admit it. It's human nature, just don't base your entire opinion solely on charisma and looks. There are a shitload of examples of fighters who aren't as good as they are popular. Tito being one of them, you can't deny it, just look at his record over the last 2 years. He's honestly not as good as his fans lead on, but he looks cool so hey let's hug his nuts and say he is the best in the world. Just an easy example. Again, I'm talking about new fans, mostly.

I also think it could go the other way. Like in Fedor's case, someone already said he's looks out of shape but is massively popular. Well other than the fact that his popularity comes mostly from the fact that he is a machine, but his looks also play a factor. It's been said a hundred times, the guy looks like he never works out, yet he dominates his opponent with relative ease. Well, that has to do with a fighters looks too. His appeal comes from the fact that he looks like a normal couch potato but fights like a machine. Same with Vladimir Matyushenko, his nickname is "the janitor". He looks like a janitor, and using that as his nickname tells me that it is not unheard of to judge fighters on their appearance.

Think about Jesse Forbes...he was what like 19 years old and they kept letting him come back on the show. And everytime he came back he had a different look, but he was always trying to be in style for the viewers. There was no reason to bring this kid back 3 times, they brought him back because of his physical appeal. It's a subconcious thing and most guys are too homophobic to admit that appearance DOES play a factor in your opinion. Like I said, it's human nature. You're gonna be attracted to a fighter you think looks cool, but you may also be attracted to a fighter you think looks different or below average.

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