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Old 08-27-2008, 04:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Anyone think the UFC should follow in the footsteps of the LPGA?

Hear me out first.

The LPGA just made an announcement that it will be mandatory for their international players to speak English by 2009.

As a business enterprise, they are well within their legal rights, but the question remains was a it a good decision?

So, the question is, should the UFC follow suit or would that be a bad decision?

Here is a link to the LPGA story.
http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll...808260419/1361
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Old 08-27-2008, 05:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
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No because the UFC plans to go international, why would they make all their fighters learn english if they are fighting in places like Germany, Japan, and Brazil? Not gonna happen.
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Old 08-27-2008, 05:34 PM   #3 (permalink)
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No because the UFC plans to go international, why would they make all their fighters learn english if they are fighting in places like Germany, Japan, and Brazil? Not gonna happen.
Uh, genius, the LPGA already is international.


That said, I don't think it's an issue for the UFC yet. It was a problem in hte LPGA because so many of the top women are now from a variety of east-asian countries.
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Old 08-27-2008, 05:37 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Even though the translator delay during postfight interviews isn't the best- I don't like the idea. I see from a business side why they are doing it but until Natalie Gulbis and that other hot chick(no not little Wie Wie) start playing strip golf where one of them has to shed a piece of clothing each hole I won't watch the LPGA.

What I would like the UFC to do is pay those same translators to work the corners during round breaks because I do hate not being able to hear what is being said in between rounds. Even if they forced all fighters to learn english I would imagine in the heat of competition they would resort back to their native language.
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I don't think it should be mandatory. I do think that any fighter once they get to a certain level should take it upon themselves to learn at least a little english. It helps them connect a little more.
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Uh, genius, the LPGA already is international.


That said, I don't think it's an issue for the UFC yet. It was a problem in hte LPGA because so many of the top women are now from a variety of east-asian countries.
I agree that his point was a little unfounded. But the LPGA is probably focusin gon its players speaking English because they have Pro-Ams like every weekend. When the amateurs can't understand their playing partners, the business suffers.

That scenario really doesn't exist in the UFC, but it is an American company that focuses largely on marketing to Americans. It is much more lucrative to have their fighters speaking English. And since hte UFC has shown us time and again that they are focused on making money more then anything else, I don't see it as an outlandish move by them.

I don't think it is something that needs to be done, but I wouldn't get mad if they did. I would love to be able to listen to Silva make a post-fight speech and not his translator. I would love to hear the strategies and corrections of gameplans being made in every corner (like Walker was saying).
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It would be a very bad idea. Though I guess the MW belt would finally be up for grabs.
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i could see them making incentives for big fighters to learn english but not mandatory. That way its beneficial to both parties. Im sure the fighters understand the need for it as well
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No not at all. There is no reason why professional athletes should have to learn English on the backside to appeal to the American audience. And really it shouldn't be an issue, in MMA nor should it be in any sport. Is it not enough that they go out their to compete to entertain us and now they should have to talk about it after in English because some people are so pomp ass they can't read subtitles or listen to a translator?
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Old 08-27-2008, 07:42 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I think translators are good enough. Call me crazy, but I'd rather fighters put their fight training ahead of conjugating verbs.
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