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Old 06-30-2007, 07:59 PM   #1
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Default How can we win over boxing fans?

I'm not talking about people who love Boxing and MMA, I'm talking about the boxing fans that say things like "UFC is just a bunch of brawlers" or "there's no talent or skill in MMA". Do these people not understand that Jiu-jitsu, wrestling, and Muay Thai are very technical and can take years and decades to master? Are they under the impression that MMA is more brutal than
boxing because it allows elbows and knees? Are they jealous that MMA is exploding while boxing is in decline? Or is some other reason at play?

I love boxing and MMA both, but it drives me up a wall that so many boxing fans have a negative opinion of MMA because they know almost nothing about it.
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Old 06-30-2007, 08:50 PM   #2
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Nothing you can do. If a person is unreasonable he will be unreasonable until the truth hits him in the face and theres no way around it. People like that will NEVER listen to anyones word or any evidence that is presented to them.
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Old 06-30-2007, 09:40 PM   #3
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Brng It Back To The Old Days. No Rules No Gloves
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Old 06-30-2007, 09:43 PM   #4
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Brng It Back To The Old Days. No Rules No Gloves
Dumb idea.
You don't want to see MMA get banned again do you?

Not to mention allowing knees and kicks to the groin,headbutts and pulling hair was just retarded.
Any old bum could to that.
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Old 06-30-2007, 09:53 PM   #5
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Brng It Back To The Old Days. No Rules No Gloves
I've heard this line from several boxing fans, but this would quickly become extremely boring to watch. Very few people would want to see grown men biting and pulling each others' hair. Part of the problem with some boxing fans is that they don't even know what's going on with the ground game so it looks boring to them, though.
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Old 06-30-2007, 11:03 PM   #6
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No, it was not great. After seeing how a dude on bottom was getting hit FULL force with punches to his little steroided testicals i dont think its anything more than a retarded idea to bring that back.
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Old 07-01-2007, 12:29 AM   #7
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I'm not talking about people who love Boxing and MMA, I'm talking about the boxing fans that say things like "UFC is just a bunch of brawlers" or "there's no talent or skill in MMA". Do these people not understand that Jiu-jitsu, wrestling, and Muay Thai are very technical and can take years and decades to master? Are they under the impression that MMA is more brutal than
boxing because it allows elbows and knees? Are they jealous that MMA is exploding while boxing is in decline? Or is some other reason at play?

I love boxing and MMA both, but it drives me up a wall that so many boxing fans have a negative opinion of MMA because they know almost nothing about it.
The problem is. A lot of the mma people say stuff like "ufc is taking over boxing" etc. A lot of boxing fans feel threatened and have a negative outlook on mma.
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Old 07-01-2007, 12:33 AM   #8
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yah thats true. but the old days was so much more interesting i have watched every UFC and Pride event. and the oriiginals was the best
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Old 07-01-2007, 08:39 AM   #9
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Some people are just like that. Some hate on boxing for certain reasons and some hate on MMA for certain resons.
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Old 07-01-2007, 08:45 AM   #10
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The only possible way to turn them would be to show them old Pride events, because they will sure as hell never be excited over ufc events enough.

I've always been a hardcore boxing fan, and never thought anything of mma & the ufc until i seen the Pride Gp 2003, that made me a fan and i got into it from there!
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Old 07-01-2007, 12:08 PM   #11
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Groundfighting is boring. I know it takes strategy and skill. So does chess. But I don't want to sit down and watch either one.

True i do not partically enjoy ground fighting but i can no appreciate it, my wife on the other hand thinks its boring as hell.

BUT also when you watch certain technical boxers in a fight deemed for "purists" only and the "sweet science" it can be argued as being boring as well.

You will never get some boxing purists to watch or get into ufc ever, the same way some people will never watch football, golf, baseball, cricket or my wosrt nightmare gaydiron. No matter what you do there will always be naysayers.
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Old 07-01-2007, 12:46 PM   #12
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i hate technical anything. lol like mayweather OMFA SOOOO BORING. and Gracie ALSO SOOOOOOO BORING
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i hate technical anything. lol like mayweather OMFA SOOOO BORING. and Gracie ALSO SOOOOOOO BORING
That is one of the worst ways to look at things ive ever read!. Yo have no idea what you are talking about boy, you 10 or something?
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Old 07-01-2007, 01:06 PM   #14
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I really like the ground game. When guys are manipulating each other, one split second away from a sub, some great escapes etc I think its a joy to watch. Show some Fedor and Penn and if they don't like the moves they pull off on the ground then they aren't in to the ground side of things.
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We can start by getting rid of that horrendous BodogFight theme music.
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