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post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-25-2007, 01:51 PM
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LOL, i watched that at least 10 times, laughing every time. nice.

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post #12 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-25-2007, 02:47 PM
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Originally Posted by aznmaniac0909
ya i also notice the time they allow for ground fighting slowly being lowered and personally the amount of time they allow fighters to utilize thier ground game before standing them up is still fairly good at this point but as the sport goes more and more mainstream ground game will be less and less just beacuse of the simple fact that the typical fan cant appeciate ground work i dont think it will ever get to the point where they basicly forget about it but i see over time the sport slowly losing its roots which was heavily associated with BJJ personally i dont mind it as long as there is continous action not guys laying on one another to stall time and win by the judges COUGH KOSCHECK COUGH
That's what I think, i mean i dont mind grappling at all. It's just when you see a guy failing to pass the guard throughout the whole round it gets BORING. Nothing really happening, i even sometimes hear myself saying "WTF STAND THEM UP!"

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post #13 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-25-2007, 04:36 PM
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Originally Posted by nickman9000
Boxing translating to mma= not so good. Boxing translating to a REAL fight=totally different story. Without boxing there wouldn't be mma. And to call boxing worthless is kind of sh!tting on all the great boxing legends(Ali, Frasier, foreman) and I just can't stand by and say nothing. Boxing is as important as any other aspect of mma. Sure a pure boxer would get beat alot of times, but so would a pure BJJ guy. You need it all nowadays and that includes boxing.
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post #14 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-25-2007, 05:07 PM
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There has been a change,but Grappling will never disappear. Fans overall are pretty stupid,but free style wrestling is still pretty popular around the country,especially at the high school levels and if fans can sit through a boring free sytle match,then I doubt they will quit watching because of slower action.

Fans booing is just something people do. Its kinda of stupid,but if they pay there tickets and wanna boo,let them.

Hopefully Dana knows the majority of fans wanna see action,but they dont wanna see Grappling disappear and they strike the right balance.
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Personally I dont care, grappling is kinda gay if you ask me.
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post #16 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-25-2007, 07:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Mr. Bungle
If you look at everyones "Favorite Fighter" lists the number of grapplers there are pretty low.
Well you haven't seen my favourite fighter list, have you?
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