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While extremely bored I googled my name and found an old thread I started on here that was simply called. Who do you always cheer against? It got a long of interesting conversations going and since it was nearly two years ago I decided to do an updated version of it. So here we go.

Sidenote. This is all for conversation and fun, lets keep the conversation and jabs inside the thread and refrain from the throwing the red rep around based on someone's opinion.

Part one- Who do you cheer against, that you have always disliked?
For me, Rampage... never did I like this guy. I think he projects every wrong image about the sport.

Part two- Who did you used to cheer for, that now you can't stand.
GSP, there was a time, after he lost to Hughes my buddies called me nuts when I said he was going to be an monster someday soon. No doubt that came true, but I personally would rather see a fighter with his skill show a little diversity in their battles.

Part three- Who did you used to despise, that has now won you over?
BJ Penn... I think the beating he got from GSP was the best thing that ever happened to him... it's as if the Georges hit a switch in him that told him just how good he could be, and the ironic part is that switch that made him realize his potential physically, seems to have also cooled his head mentally, taking his arrogance down to healthy confidence (imo), and his trash talk down from uncomfortable and laughable, to genuine respect for the sport and his opponents.

So there you go, lets make it interesting.
 

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Part one: GSP...never could stand the guy or his accent
Part two: Frank Mir, a cocky sob
Part three: Bj Penn, finally got his act together.
 

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Part 1: Mir - I dont think I need to elaborate on this one.
Part 2: Silva - I don't appreciate show boating during a fight. Period.
Part 3: Jones - I liked how he handled the loss to Hammill. He carries himself well and will be the champ one day.
 

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1. Bisping, screw that man, screw him and screw him hard.

2. GSP

3. Hardy
 

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1. Bisping - the ultimate in douche

2. GSP - something about him makes my skin crawl

3. Kenflo - gotta respect Kenflo
 

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1.) GSP - 25 minutes of lay and pray = Wasting my money.

2.) Paul Daley - Loved his striking ability, then he opened his mouth and I can't stand him. I still find him very entertaining to watch but I won't be rooting for him.

3.) Chael Sonnen - I didn't dislike him ever but I didn't like him nearly as much before his interview antics as much as I do now.
 

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1.Kendall Grove - I can't stand the way he acts, talks, and that stupid thing he does when he wins a fight. lol

2.Jon Jones - Incredible fighter that I liked at first, but when someone gets 10x more hype than there accomplishments are worthy of, it makes me want to see someone give them a beating. I used to feel this way about Cain Velasquez for awhile.

3.Kenny Florian - I thought he looked really annoying for awhile and thought he would eventually be exposed. But you can't argue with his results, and I began to like him after I heard him commentate for the GSP vs Serra fight. "It's Jim Carrey talking to Ben Stiller". lol.
 

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part 1. chael sonnen-respect in the octagon no doubht but the guy sounds like a douche in some of his comments to me.calling out guys and making comments that call to question how he feels about sexual preferance is totally garbage and something i dont want from ufc fighters-but still gotta respect his game i just hope silva KTFO's him badly.

part 2. brock lesnar- had respect for all he did up to 100, tried not to let it bother me so much but then he goes discounting carwins record and who he beat(back when it was an imaculate 11 and 0, 11 knockouts lol) when he was 3 and one getting a title shot.

part 3. Josh koscheck-yea the hair bothers me a bit and yea i want him to lose to daley but the guy fights like 3 times a year. WARRIOR mentality is something i love to see.if he beats daley and gets a title shot i would be pulling for him 100%.
 

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1. Deigo Sanchez/Nate Diaz god I hate those too with there little mean faces. they make me laugh.

2. Hmm not sure Anderson Silva I really dislike him but I was never a huge fan.

3. Josh Koscheck. I wanted Leben to smash this guys face in back in 05 but over the years he has grown on me. More specificly after he knocked out Yoshida at fight for the troops I have been a fan.
 

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1) Chris Leben. I don't even know where to start, but everything about him screams "massive grade A douchebag". Every time he fights I want to see him utterly humiliated and beaten senseless.

2) Bisping. I used to like him in TUF and also the first fight he had after he won the show. Then he started running his mouth like he was king shit of turd island and since then I've wanted to see him get beaten up & humiliated almost as badly as Leben.

3) Matt Hughes. God I used to hate that smug dick, great fighter, but damn did that smug smirk of his ever piss me off. It seemed like every time they showed a clip of him he'd make sure to smirk at the camera. After GSP tooled him I couldn't hate him as much anymore, and after a few more fights I was actually supporting the guy.
 

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Part one- Who do you cheer against, that you have always disliked?

Chuck Liddell. :( I am sorry, I only liked him for brief moments.


Part two- Who did you used to cheer for, that now you can't stand.

Mike Swick. I guess I fell for the hype and thought he would continue finishing everyone the 'quick' way. I will say that his comments and general attitude are the ONLY things that irritate me about him. (not his fighting)


Part three- Who did you used to despise, that has now won you over?

Paulo Thiago!! Legitimate badass! Backing him for the foreseeable future
also: BJ Penn and Matt Serra
 

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1. Bisping: I never liked his confidence/arrogance as an unproven fighter(in the UFC) when he came in. His reaction to the controversial Hammell decision was the clincher.
2. Leben: At first I liked his honesty and sort of flawed humanity along with his all or nothing fighting style...now his disrespect for the sport and arrogance sickens me.
3. Rashad: I hated his cocky showboating in fights and attitude in general. After seeing him coach on TUF I like his coaching, humour, and the way he handled RAMPAGE. He still has his moments but i think a lot more of him now. (I still want Rampage to ko him though)
 

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1. Tito Oritz, absolutely cannot stand him also Dan Hardy.

2. Anderson Silva, he showed up like a monster but he is such an arrogant prick.

3. Josh Koschek, Hated him on TUF but the guy will fight anybody anytime after taking the Alves fight on the drop of a hat and then turning around wanting to fight Yoshida immediately after he earned my respect.
 

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Frank Mir - I cheer for him but I dont like him that much but respect his skills

Tito - When i first started watching the ufc i thought he was cool but now I cant stand him

Dan Hardy - Impressed me very much against gsp so I am a new fan of his now.
 

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Nate Diaz - I hate this guy and everything he says

Matt Hughes - I used to like him, but now I think he just runs his mouth a lot. Ever since he got beat by St. Pierre and he was caught laughing in the audience when GSP lost to Serra... I just sorta thought, wow this guy is a classless douche.

Koscheck / Kimbo - I used to think Kos was a huge tool, but now I can get behind him and his fights. He is usually pretty exciting I feel. Kimbo, I hated him for everything he was when he started out in MMA, but since TUF I realize he is actually a pretty likable guy who really wants to try hard and learn.
 

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While extremely bored I googled my name and found an old thread I started on here that was simply called. Who do you always cheer against? It got a long of interesting conversations going and since it was nearly two years ago I decided to do an updated version of it. So here we go.

Sidenote. This is all for conversation and fun, lets keep the conversation and jabs inside the thread and refrain from the throwing the red rep around based on someone's opinion.

Part one- Who do you cheer against, that you have always disliked?
For me, Rampage... never did I like this guy. I think he projects every wrong image about the sport.

Part two- Who did you used to cheer for, that now you can't stand.
GSP, there was a time, after he lost to Hughes my buddies called me nuts when I said he was going to be an monster someday soon. No doubt that came true, but I personally would rather see a fighter with his skill show a little diversity in their battles.

Part three- Who did you used to despise, that has now won you over?
BJ Penn... I think the beating he got from GSP was the best thing that ever happened to him... it's as if the Georges hit a switch in him that told him just how good he could be, and the ironic part is that switch that made him realize his potential physically, seems to have also cooled his head mentally, taking his arrogance down to healthy confidence (imo), and his trash talk down from uncomfortable and laughable, to genuine respect for the sport and his opponents.

So there you go, lets make it interesting.
1. Brock mother ******* Lesnar - Enough Said

2. This is a little embarrassing to say... but Junie Browning. I thought that guy had some serious potential... man was I wrong.

3. Cain Velasquez - I couldn't look past the brown pride tattoo. Now I see him for his skill, not his tattoo.
 

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Part one- Who do you cheer against, that you have always disliked?

Cock Chestnar - I hope that Carwin wreck him up. Maybe after the miracle with his stomach he will be more humble.

Part two- Who did you used to cheer for, that now you can't stand.

GSP - He was great fighter. I liked him. Then he start show more and more his hypocrite personality and grinding for win.

Part three- Who did you used to despise, that has now won you over?

I disliked arogancy and lack of determination of BJ Penn. So much talent. Now he is true champ in my eyes!
 

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Part one- Who do you cheer against, that you have always disliked?

Jon Fitch - 13 fights in the UFC, 9 end with a decision. He consistently bores me with LnP and the last time he finished a fight was 2007!

Part two- Who did you used to cheer for, that now you can't stand.

Mirko Cro Cop, Put some effort in man!


Part three- Who did you used to despise, that has now won you over?

I could put so many here but it would have to Rashad Evans. Seems like a nice guy on Tuf and his fights are now fun to watch.
 

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1.) GSP - 25 minutes of lay and pray = Wasting my money.

2.) Paul Daley - Loved his striking ability, then he opened his mouth and I can't stand him. I still find him very entertaining to watch but I won't be rooting for him.

3.) Chael Sonnen - I didn't dislike him ever but I didn't like him nearly as much before his interview antics as much as I do now.
3 is the same as me but 1 is murr and 2 is gsp
 

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part 1) Jon Jones, I really cant stand the hype he is getting and also the illegal elbows to matts face so much so that his eyes started bleeding, man I just want him to get completely tooled in every way in the ring, like seriously bj penn vs diego or joe daddy style of beat down.

part 2) Rashad Evans.. I cheered for him because he was a hometown boy and man did I cheer hard but then he started doing his in ring antics and now I just want him to get his face pummeled in (he does have moments though where I think i might be starting to like him again but then he will do something and I go right back to hating him)

honorable mention Randy I used to cheer for him so hard but now he just bores me in the ring its not that I despise him I just cant stand watching him fight anymore

part 3) Nate Diaz man I could not stand his mouth he sounds like he is high as **** and twice as retarded (which he might be) ...but then he stepped into the octagon and he became one of my top 5 favorite fighters (man i want someone to punch out his voice box though so then i could like him even more)


add in part 4: who have I always cheered for and always will
BJ Penn I just cant stop cheering for and liking him he is just what I look for in a fighter
Ken Shamrock he is who got me into this sport and for that he will always be one I cheer for (would be nice if he could actually fight well enough to win though every once in a while )


p.s. this is easily one of my favorite threads I have read in a long while
 
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