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Old 10-28-2007, 01:53 PM   #11 (permalink)
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How do you guys know if the death of his cousin did not affect his fight performance? Some people may not be showing it on the outside but inside, they may be hurting. I don't know, I just think it's more probable that he was distracted from having to attend his cousin's funeral, etc. Again, I'm just throwing this up for discussion; I'm not making excuses for anyone.
It doesn't matter if it did or didn't affect him. Most athletes have the mental and emotional fortitude to keep focused on the task at hand, while in the ring. As, soon as you are out of the ring is when you can deal with all your RL stuff.

If you are unable to do as such it questions your ability to be a elite fighter.
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Old 10-28-2007, 02:25 PM   #12 (permalink)
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It doesn't matter if it did or didn't affect him. Most athletes have the mental and emotional fortitude to keep focused on the task at hand, while in the ring. As, soon as you are out of the ring is when you can deal with all your RL stuff.

If you are unable to do as such it questions your ability to be a elite fighter.
Oh please, elite fighters or not. They are humans just like the rest of us.
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Old 10-28-2007, 02:53 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Oh please, elite fighters or not. They are humans just like the rest of us.
If you don't get it...you don't get it. Fair enough.
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Old 10-28-2007, 03:01 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Richie would have won anyway. Blake is the worst fighter in the house.

That definitely was bad luck, but I don't think his stupidity was influenced by his cousin's death.

Hughes beating the shit out of Dan isn't bad luck, it's a bad call. There are more effective ways of teaching your teammates a lesson, ones that don't involve injuring them. He has no one to blame but himself for marrying an insane woman, there was absolutely nothing wrong with her, she's just a crazy bitch.
Good post, pretty much summing up what I thought.

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"They tried to make it look like I was really beating on Dan, but I was really just trying to get Dan to stop being so spastic in practice. I was also just having a good time with him. I like Dan he’s a good guy, just like every one else on my team. He gets along well with the team and he’s very motivated.

Another side note, that footage they pulled up of me beating on Dan was over a long period of time and they pulled it from a lot of different practices. I know that because of what I was wearing and there was no way I was going to be that rough with him right before he was going to go fight for me."
If I remember right, some of the other guys in his team said he's quite hard on people all the time. His heads far to far up his own arse to be a good coach IMO. "They make ME look bad!?!? I'm gonna punish them" It's a wonder he's not giving out wedgies and dunkin people in the toilet.

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If you are unable to do as such it questions your ability to be a elite fighter.
I think you're talking about being an elite psychopath.
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Old 10-28-2007, 03:16 PM   #15 (permalink)
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yea i dont really know what hughes was thinkin when he beat up barrera right before his fight. and when he's probly worried about his girl back home.
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Old 10-28-2007, 06:57 PM   #16 (permalink)
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super bad luck so thats 3 fights hughes couldve won.

but serra is gettin lucky. but when it comes down to it mac is gonna win it all . and hughes is gonna power bomb someone
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Old 10-28-2007, 07:42 PM   #17 (permalink)
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super bad luck so thats 3 fights hughes couldve won.

but serra is gettin lucky. but when it comes down to it mac is gonna win it all . and hughes is gonna power bomb someone

Are you kidding?? Those are not 3 fights hughes could have won.. Paul was the only one out of those 3 that had a chance... regardless of what happened to blake he wasnt beating anyone.

Dan was definitely not going to beat Ben either...
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super bad luck so thats 3 fights hughes couldve won.

but serra is gettin lucky. but when it comes down to it mac is gonna win it all . and hughes is gonna power bomb someone
5-1 is lucky? Sounds more like domination to me!
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[quote=Zender]If I remember right, some of the other guys in his team said he's quite hard on people all the time. His heads far to far up his own arse to be a good coach IMO. "They make ME look bad!?!? I'm gonna punish them" It's a wonder he's not giving out wedgies and dunkin people in the toilet.[quote]
Actually, if you read Mac's blog he said Hughes beating up Dan was "all-in-fun" and was never meant to be a punishment.
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super bad luck so thats 3 fights hughes couldve won.

but serra is gettin lucky. but when it comes down to it mac is gonna win it all . and hughes is gonna power bomb someone
I really don't think he is and I hope he doesn't win it all..
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