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Old 01-27-2014, 02:28 PM   #1
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How the hell is cain the first mexican heavyweight champion

I swear ricco rodrigez won the heavyweight title like almost a decade before him. Can somebody explain?

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Old 01-27-2014, 02:28 PM   #2
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Yup. It's pretty stupid

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Old 01-27-2014, 02:29 PM   #3
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Yeah, Ricco was the first Mexican-American champ. Cain is not the first Mexican, or Mexican-American, HW champ.

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Old 01-27-2014, 02:29 PM   #4
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Can somebody explain?
ya. marketing.

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Old 01-27-2014, 02:32 PM   #5
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I think it is because he is Puerto Rican and Mexican.

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Old 01-27-2014, 02:33 PM   #6
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To be fair, Ricco is half Peurto Rican so he was the first "half Mexican-American" champ. Why people get so hung up on this shit is beyond me, though



edit ^^^ beat me to it

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Old 01-27-2014, 02:34 PM   #7
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I swear ricco rodrigez won the heavyweight title like almost a decade before him. Can somebody explain?
Maybe because Ricco is only half Mexican.

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Old 01-27-2014, 02:34 PM   #8
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I swear ricco rodrigez won the heavyweight title like almost a decade before him. Can somebody explain?
It is because Ricco is from Puerto Rico.

Also, the UFC is likely catering to the new fans and trying to market Cain.

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Old 01-27-2014, 02:34 PM   #9
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Anthony Pettis is the first Ricco Rodriguez of the LW division.

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And Cain was born in Mexico.....wait

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