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post #31 of 37 (permalink) Old 12-18-2006, 04:32 PM
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No hes full of it. That is like me getting on here and saying I banged Jessica Simpson last night. And that she was terrible in bed. She just liked guys with personality and it didn't care about my skills in the sack. And it really upset me cause I know my skills were better than tony Romo and Nick Lechae.
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post #32 of 37 (permalink) Old 12-18-2006, 10:20 PM Thread Starter
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Well his reply to my statement was good enough for now. It was insightful (I'll be it slightly) and I can't prove him wrong. He seems to know a little bit about what's going on...even though he says he was trianed in Judo and yet says he has had JJ experience as well. Don't act all pissed though mrmyz. This is how the real world works. If you can't back up your claims, people won't believe you. I know you can't really back up your cliams right now because of the confidentiality agreement but if you could keep this thread in mind when TUF 5 starts to air could you please come back on and justify your claims.

If you were there....Great Job for trying. Maybe next year you can freshen up gain a few more "W's" under your belt and try agian.
thnx, hey if some people dont beleive me like I said I dont really care its a forum. To each there own
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post #33 of 37 (permalink) Old 12-18-2006, 10:51 PM
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Yeah, people should at least keep an open mind about everything.

Don't just claim that he is full of shit and he has no proof when you don't have any proof (about him lying) either.
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post #34 of 37 (permalink) Old 12-18-2006, 11:20 PM
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Originally Posted by mrmyz
Hey guys havent had a chance to post about this but I was busy with finals and work and training. Saw an article online about the tuf 5 try outs at hard rock and I was there so I thought Id post my expereince for you guys.

Bassically they made it clear that the best fighters werent going to get picked for the show it was going to be the ones they thought had the best personalities for the show which I thought was uber gay. It started off with a grappeling competition and supposedly if you did good you would advance to the secound round.

I saw this kid get tapped out within 30 secounds and he made it to the next round and the guy that submitted him didnt. I submitted this other guy and we both made it to the next round and the guy didnt know what the hell he was doing on the ground.

Then when we got to the striking portion I was laughing my ass off at some of the people they were letting advance because there striking skills were pathetic at best. This is where I got disqualified and im a bit disgruntle about it because two of the guys that made it past are from american top team and we spar all the time and I completly kick there ass and have to teach them things lol.

All in all it was a real wake up call for me because I got to see what the mma industry was really like. I always thought that if you were a good fighter and you were very skilled you would make it to the top off of sheer skill alone but today I was really depressed when I saw that marketing was more important then anything. I talked with Dana White for a few secounds after asking why I was cut because my grappeling and striking skills surpassed alot of the people that made it past me and he told me you dont have the personality for the big leagues ...
that sucks man. im not surprised though. its not like you were trying out for the ufc really, you were trying out for the show. i think as a fighter you have to have some personality, if you cant market yourself you wont ever make any real money. if you beat guys that made it through, you should have said to dana something along the lines of "look i crush these guys sparring, and most of the rest of these guys arent on my level" be a little brash. hype yourself up a little bit, especially if you can back it up. you gotta do what you gotta do to get in. once you get there thats when it matters if you are a great fighter. no one will remember what you did at the try outs for tuf 5. anyway props to you for trying, and dont let this derail you. the path might be a bit shorter if yoiu get on the show, but in the end you have to fight harder to prove you deserve your spot than if you keep winning small shows and work your way in to the prelims. good luck.
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post #35 of 37 (permalink) Old 12-19-2006, 09:44 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah, people should at least keep an open mind about everything.

Don't just claim that he is full of shit and he has no proof when you don't have any proof (about him lying) either.
exactly, thanks for every one that read even the guys that had negative comments. Alot of you guys that said hey its a show your explanations make sense and im not an inflexible person in the end I agree with the choices they made because like you guys said its a show. Im just gonna keep trying to get better and progress and see where that leads me.
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post #36 of 37 (permalink) Old 12-20-2006, 12:07 AM
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You may claim you're a hell of a fighter, but you've got a loooong way to go on improving the keyboard skills, buddy.
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post #37 of 37 (permalink) Old 12-20-2006, 12:32 AM
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Actually a guy from the gym I train @ Noah is in the final 50 for TUF 5. From what I understand from my instructor(black belt under Royce Gracie) is that Dana was simply watching for progression of position or attempt to submit with aggression. Anyone who staled or wasnt able to proggress was simply thanked for coming out.

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