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post #11 of 43 (permalink) Old 06-22-2011, 10:26 AM
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This is so sad really. Its tough to take this topic seriously at all just by reading the title. If rioting was a direct result of the UFC wouldn't we be seeing riots after every event in every city?

Of course the problem with the writer of the article is that no matter what we said they would still have that same opinion. It's ignorant attitudes like this that work as hard as they can to fight against the progress of MMA into the mainstream.

Sure MMA is a great scapegoat, its violent and it generally attracts a certain crowd. Somehow this crowd is able to go through a whole evening of drinking and high energy action and goes home or to the hotel without burning cars, breaking windows and trying to beat up the local police.

But this same crowd apparently waits until another sport comes along and riots because they are displeased, all because they are UFC fans......hmmmm.

The police and the media are reading way too much into this riot. You have 100k + people standing outside for hours and hours. Most of them are piss drunk, lots of them are at that age where they have nothing to lose (or so they feel) and their emotions are at a peak due to the nature of the scene and the event. A few jackasses decide to cause so havoc and their primal instincts kick in and chaos ensues. This has nothing to do with MMA or the UFC, it has everything to do with people looking for trouble.

Anyways I get the feeling I could rant about this for the whole day. My point to the writer, you really are a sad individual. To the rioters, get your heads on straight.

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post #12 of 43 (permalink) Old 06-22-2011, 10:35 AM
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Another halfwitted editorial posing as news.

Last I checked, people cheer when guys kick each other's asses and get their faces bloodied up in hockey, also.


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post #13 of 43 (permalink) Old 06-22-2011, 10:38 AM
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Another halfwitted editorial posing as news.

Last I checked, people cheer when guys kick each other's asses and get their faces bloodied up in hockey, also.
Not only do people cheer, but the Refs actually hold people back to let the fight ensue.

If we want to blame a sport ... let see now... how many times has Vancouver been in the final stanley cup playoffs? uh, 2 times... how many times have we had riots during that time? hmmm... see now... 2 times. So we are one for one riot per hockey playoff final... lets see... clearly its the UFC's fault
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Didn't even read it they rioted in 1994 after they lost too end of story.
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It is funny that the writer completely ignored the fighting aspect of hockey. For anyone that doesn't watch or doesn't know, fighting in hockey is one of the times during the game that nobody is going out to get popcorn or going to the bathroom. Its an important part of the game that obviously creates a lot of excitement for the fans and the players as well. We don't see riots after hockey games with lots of fights, typically we have fans that enthuse about it after the game is over and its left at that.

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These people riot because they 'watched' a UFC game? Watched? Whats this guy on? In all seriousness I hope dumb comments like this doesn't in anyway effect licensing issues. Seems like some states are looking for any excuse.




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It is funny that the writer completely ignored the fighting aspect of hockey. For anyone that doesn't watch or doesn't know, fighting in hockey is one of the times during the game that nobody is going out to get popcorn or going to the bathroom. Its an important part of the game that obviously creates a lot of excitement for the fans and the players as well. We don't see riots after hockey games with lots of fights, typically we have fans that enthuse about it after the game is over and its left at that.
Fights are needed in hockey because if Player A boards Player B then Player C needs to punch him in the face repeatedly. A lot of fights are for show but the self policing is necessary otherwise you get things like in the NBA with the Suns/Spurs a few years ago. Nash gets kneed in the balls and body checked into an announce table and the Suns get no justice and more players suspended somehow. Hockey fights aren't exciting to me but I'll be done with the NHL the second they take them out.
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I think it's funny that people are that passionate about a sport as crappy as hockey. Crazy canadians
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Totally agree here. When I see well experienced, trained professionals engaging in their careers I feel the need to go out and senselessly recreate it.

In the same way that when I watch police shows I feel the need to pull guns on people.

In the same way when I watch military shows I invade Poland.

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Nice to see people using logic and common sense on this board.

I just remembered: last month when FC Barcelona won the UEFA Champions League in soccer, their supporters celebrated on the streets of Barcelona, but later, the celebration turned ugly: broken cars, store windows...stuff like that.

I guess it's just human nature, like demoman said.

I believe people would have rioted in Vancouver no matter the outcome of the hockey game.

If the Canucks would have won it would have been the same thing no doubt.

It's just a shame stuff like this happens.

And it's even worse that public figures - paid from the contributors' money - talk s*hit without knowing what they're talking about.

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