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Old 09-04-2011, 10:31 PM   #16
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Popo is still pretty big, he was even at the last UFC in Rio, they filmed and gave him some love on the ppv. UFC only have 2 Champions of 7 that's from Brazil, so they are not really "owning" MMA.

btw I don't think too many people can take a punch with 4oz gloves...
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Old 09-05-2011, 01:28 AM   #17
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Old 09-05-2011, 07:41 AM   #18
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lionel messi.
Messi is from Argentina
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Old 09-05-2011, 03:09 PM   #19
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Popo was certainly a national hero, but now not as popular as once he was.
Probably because he retired...
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Old 09-05-2011, 04:11 PM   #20
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How are these Brazilians owning UFC anyways? jw... Better trainers?
I have a theory that Brazil is a hot bed of multiculturalism and this is creating physically advanced people - call it evolution. Blacks, whites, arabs are all there and have been for ages. Its one of the few countries where no matter what you look like you are Brazilian, even though your bloodline originates from Africa, Mid East etc

When I think of football, fighting, dancing etc I think Brazil are consistently the best (even good looks). I think the world is changing and the multiculturalism is becoming the norm but Brazil have got many years of races mixing. The same is true for much of South America and the islands.

Anyone agree or BS?
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Old 09-06-2011, 10:38 AM   #21
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How far is the bridge in popularity between 'Soccer' (I'm British, it's hard for me not to call it football!) and MMA right now?
Anderson Silva is a failed soccer player so he went the MMA route.
Jose Aldo also wanted to become one of the elite in soccer but never could get much so he switch to mma.
If i remember right shogun also wanted to become a soccer player
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Old 09-06-2011, 10:50 AM   #22
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Anderson Silva is a failed soccer player so he went the MMA route.
Jose Aldo also wanted to become one of the elite in soccer but never could get much so he switch to mma.
If i remember right shogun also wanted to become a soccer player
You mean football
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Old 09-06-2011, 11:50 AM   #23
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You mean football
It was itching so damn much to type football but all the americans get butthurt over that word
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Old 09-06-2011, 11:54 AM   #24
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They should just man up and accept American ''Football'' is really Hand Egg
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Old 09-06-2011, 12:30 PM   #25
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Meh...plenty of different types of football going around. And association football deviates more from the traditional forms of the game than those codes that allow you to hold the ball.
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Old 09-06-2011, 12:32 PM   #26
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Meh...plenty of different types of football going around. And association football deviates more from the traditional forms of the game than those codes that allow you to hold the ball.
Egg...you mean egg
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Old 09-06-2011, 10:21 PM   #28
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If i remember right shogun also wanted to become a soccer player
He did, although instead of a soccer ball he used Rampage's head.
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I have a theory that Brazil is a hot bed of multiculturalism and this is creating physically advanced people - call it evolution. Blacks, whites, arabs are all there and have been for ages. Its one of the few countries where no matter what you look like you are Brazilian, even though your bloodline originates from Africa, Mid East etc

When I think of football, fighting, dancing etc I think Brazil are consistently the best (even good looks). I think the world is changing and the multiculturalism is becoming the norm but Brazil have got many years of races mixing. The same is true for much of South America and the islands.

Anyone agree or BS?
Bumping an older thread, sorry, but personal interest.

You would think it would produce more great boxers then.

To the people who live/lived there why doesn't boxing have more participation? What reasons do people give for dismissing it? Similar situation with moneyhungry promoters killing the marketing/accessibility?
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