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I dont know, if anyine else has noticed but why is it most of the time when a "foreign" fighter takes on a American born fighter, the USA chant comes out in full force.
Not trying to start anything, just wanna know why?
 

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its not racism it is just pointless patriotism. they never cheer for soti and they chant usa
 

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it's not really anything against the foreign fighter but patriotic support for the American fighter.

Take Gomi v Griffin, the crowd went nuts for Gomi at the end but for the full minute of the fight were chanting U S A, but the crowd still appreciated and respected him as a fighter.
 

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Because we Americans are proud m-effers!!!!!!! Of coarse we want to see an american fighter win its like a local guy...you may not know shit about the guy but your automatically inclined to back him......Oh BTW your title is all wrong last time I checked "American" isnt a race...just saying lol
 

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it's almost a little embarrassing. The chanting reinforces the whole stereotype of Americans being a bit over zealous about their country. Patriotism just for the sake of patriotism.
 

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Happens in pro wrestling too, it's just the fans depending upon where they are having the UFC event. It's called patriotism, which is suppsed to be a good thing, but I'm not going to be the one telling them the chant gives the whole world a douche chill when it's done at UFC events.

It really should be reserved for Hacksaw Jim Duggan's fights and no one elses.
 

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1st it's called nationalism not racism. Natitionalism is cheering for someon from your nation agaist someone from another nation. Racism would be like cheering for a white guy against a black guy just because of the way they look no matter where they are from or who they are.
2ed it is the fans not company
3ed it's not just in America. Hell I wonder why bisping was the fan favorite when he fought hammil or think of all the boos sera got when he fought GSP in Canada.

If the have an event in England ant it's a brittish fighter vs an American you can expect to get allot of cheers for the Brit and not so much for the American. Although some will cheer for the other guy expect most to cheer for thir nationality.
 

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It is jingoism programing by the mass media and government. It exists in most countries the citizenry of this one is just programmed to express it differently. I actually find it funny that something beaten into peoples brains from the time they are born for the purposes of limiting political questioning spills out during sporting events.

Nationality isn't ethnicity so generally it isn't racism they do it to british fighters as well. I have seen people do it when there isn't a USA born fighter in the ring though and there can be a argument made for that being racist. Since it is usually the fans associating the white European/South African as american and the hispanic/south american as foreign. That plays into the whole white americans not seeing minorities as real americans thing.
 

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It happens everywhere.. The Canadian fighters got bigger cheers and their names chanted every time in Montreal and Vancouver. Im sure it was the same in England.

What about when Nate Quarry fought Kalib Starnes in Canada? 20,000 people were cheering for the Canadian Kalib, while booing Nate.

Then Kalib didn't fight and Nate was pushing all the action (kind of like Maia against Silva in the 5th round). Nate was cheered like a hero in the later rounds. Nate made that horrible fight somewhat interesting and changed a whole crowds reaction. Then the second time he fought in Canada he was cheered like he was Canadian.
 

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What about when Nate Quarry fought Kalib Starnes in Canada? 20,000 people were cherring for the Canadian Kalib, while booing Nate.

Then Kalib didn't fight and Nate was pushing all the action (kind of like Maia against Silva in the 5th round). Nate was cheered like a hero in the later rounds. Nate made that horrible fight somewhat interesting and changed a whole crowds reaction. Then the second time he fought in Canada he was cheered like he was Canadian.
And just when you thought he couldn't get more awesome, he quotes Rocky's post fight comment about everyone can change from Rocky IV. :D
 

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I don't get national pride either. One shouldn't be proud of something that happened through accident. Nobody can change the place they were born in. Pride should be only for things you accomplish. I guess as long as it's just an innocent chant it doesn't matter much... just sayin'...
 

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The fact is that when people go out and fight in MMA that person is representing everythign they are, and that includes your country. Back when PRIDE was the major promotion it was a big deal to go out and represent your country. Since the UFC has become the major promotion, everyone takes it for granted that we live in the USA and that 90%+ of the UFC events will be in America. We forget back at the time when fighters went to Japan to represent everything they were. That was a time when fighters of all different nationalities went over to represent themselves. We forget that the majority of fighters in the UFC are American and we take it for granted that the top promotion in the world right now is American. It's different when we see foreign fighters in the ring cause it's not the norm. I can understand why fighters take PRIDE in representing their country!:thumbsup:
 

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What about when Nate Quarry fought Kalib Starnes in Canada? 20,000 people were cheering for the Canadian Kalib, while booing Nate.

Then Kalib didn't fight and Nate was pushing all the action (kind of like Maia against Silva in the 5th round). Nate was cheered like a hero in the later rounds. Nate made that horrible fight somewhat interesting and changed a whole crowds reaction. Then the second time he fought in Canada he was cheered like he was Canadian.
They cheered Kalib on his way to the cage and didn't hate him till he ran till he couldn't run anymore.

Every county cheer there own. Yeah there is the odd exception but in general its a fairly safe bet.
 
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