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Old 10-12-2008, 12:43 PM   #1
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Hate him all you want, but he is 100% correct.
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Old 10-12-2008, 12:50 PM   #2
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LOL he starts off the video by saying the idiot Gary Shaw, he doesn't hold anything back..
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Old 10-12-2008, 12:52 PM   #3
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Wow!
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Old 10-12-2008, 01:12 PM   #4
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Here is the interview he refers to


Elite XC consultant Gary Shaw said he wouldn’t hesitate to “go to a fighter and say, ‘We’re looking for a stand-up fight.’ You’re not asking him to throw a fight. You’re talking about a fan-friendly fight, not about protecting Kimbo.”

Shaw said he has urged MMA fighters in the past to maximize the action, to avoid an abundance of yawn-inspiring wrestling.

Do I think that’s unethical? No,” Shaw said. “Because in MMA, you get bonus money for a knockout. I don’t see it as unethical . . . asking him to be TV and fan friendly.”
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Old 10-12-2008, 01:23 PM   #5
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Elite XC consultant Gary Shaw said he wouldn’t hesitate to “go to a fighter and say, ‘We’re looking for a stand-up fight.’ You’re not asking him to throw a fight. You’re talking about a fan-friendly fight, not about protecting Kimbo.”

Shaw said he has urged MMA fighters in the past to maximize the action, to avoid an abundance of yawn-inspiring wrestling.

Do I think that’s unethical? No,” Shaw said. “Because in MMA, you get bonus money for a knockout. I don’t see it as unethical . . . asking him to be TV and fan friendly.”
I don't know about you Beebs, but if Shaw or his son came upto me talking in that tone, i'd have alot to say. Urging fighters "to avoid yawn-inspiring wrestling" ? Saying "we're looking for a stand up fight" This is maddness, crazy. How dissrespectful is that ? To the sport as a whole, and the mma fighters in general who train so hard to perfect their craft. No wonder Dana was so angry, at least the guys passionate about the sport..
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Old 10-12-2008, 01:24 PM   #6
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It just goes to show Shaw knows nothing about the basics, never mind the techincal aspects.
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Old 10-12-2008, 01:38 PM   #7
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Dana is an asshole. But he is very correct. Gary Shaw is an even bigger asshole.
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Old 10-12-2008, 01:57 PM   #8
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Old 10-12-2008, 02:38 PM   #9
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Dana vs. Shaw. I'd pay 40 bucks to watch Dana stomp a mudhole in that fat turd.
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Old 10-12-2008, 03:04 PM   #10
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Hate to say it but spot on for White. If Shaw really did those things then he should be in some serious legal troubles.
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Old 10-12-2008, 03:08 PM   #11
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lol they should have put kimbo in a boxing match then. im sure the trailer park series would take him
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Old 10-12-2008, 03:36 PM   #12
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Had to watch that again it was to funny ....
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lol they should have put kimbo in a boxing match then. im sure the trailer park series would take him
Kimbo can make Bum Fights videos for YouTube.
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Old 10-12-2008, 04:20 PM   #14
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Dana is correct - but I'm sure there is more than just a touch of opportunism at play as he sees a chance to press the advantage against the competition. That said - who gives a shit? The integrity of MMA as a sport is at stake here.
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Old 10-12-2008, 04:24 PM   #15
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Dana's right but it's like he gives a **** about the sport, too. He's just tryna protect his cash cow and has taken to the moral high ground to do so. But funny interview, nonetheless, if for nothing more than his colorful adjectives and nouns.
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