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Old 01-01-2012, 11:36 PM   #31
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Default Re: Should non-English fighters be expected to practice improving their English speak

It's never bothered me because there is usually an interpreter. Seriously, do you give a shit what language something is spoken in, if someone/subtitles are there to let you know what was said?

I think this is an idea that came from boxing analysts, commentators, and reporters; that claimed certain fighters would be more popular in the US if they were to speak English. I remember hearing that about Duran when I was a child, and later the same was said about Chavez. I just don't buy it. Especially after the success of the UFC in America. I have actually heard people say they watch it because white people have more success there than in other sports. I think there is a large percentage of the US, which is still close to 80% white, that want to see white Americans. I don't think that picking up the language is going to satisfy these people.
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Old 01-02-2012, 12:20 AM   #32
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Half the english speaking fighters cant string a decent sentence together. Those pre fight interviews consisting of a mix of ebonics and cliches are boring. At least an interpreter cuts most of that crap out.

One of the attractions of Anderson - not a shit talker.

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Old 01-02-2012, 02:13 AM   #33
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they shouldn't be expected to, but i wish they would. when they're interviewed in the ring by rogan its annoying having to have a translator present.
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Old 01-02-2012, 09:13 AM   #34
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As big pointless piles of fail go, this thread is a top 10 p4p of the decade contender.
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Old 01-02-2012, 09:18 AM   #35
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As big pointless piles of fail go, this thread is a top 10 p4p of the decade contender.
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Old 01-02-2012, 09:19 AM   #36
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they shouldn't be expected to, but i wish they would. when they're interviewed in the ring by rogan its annoying having to have a translator present.
Yes how inconvenient!!!
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Old 01-02-2012, 12:19 PM   #37
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they shouldn't be expected to, but i wish they would. when they're interviewed in the ring by rogan its annoying having to have a translator present.

I bet you are the kinda guy that watched Old Boy, if you ever watched Old boy, in english and not in the original version, in Korean with subtitle ?

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Old 01-02-2012, 12:21 PM   #38
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Should fighters on the UFC Rio cards be expected to learn Brazilian?

Should the fighters who fought in Pride have been expected to learn Japanese?

Like someone said, this thread is top 10 P4P most shite
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Old 01-02-2012, 12:28 PM   #39
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To be a shit thread this is a shit thread....

And I am not the kinda a guy to call out people on that and I don't have Stoo patience but....

If my memory is correct, didn't Haggis (or someone else, but I think it was Haggis, cause there get on each others nerves pretty easily on the MMA forum) called out Popkins out for making too many "useless" thread ??
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