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Old 04-16-2014, 12:07 PM   #111
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I think this show has to be taken in context...

It is for BRAZIL. It is a different market, with different values and expectations of MMA. I don't think they are going to be turned off by this kind of behavior. If this was set for the US, I think it would be run very differently. Look at how hard Dana worked to keep Ronda and her team from going over the edge in their show.
The repercussion in Brazil was awful. Dida is being crucified and Wand lost a ton of support.
A big website in Brazil called UOL made a poll asking people who they would root for in the TUF Brazil 3 Finale. Over 80% said they will be rooting for Chael.
This kind of behavior is just not acceptable. This is a sport, not a bar brawl.

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Old 04-16-2014, 12:09 PM   #112
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so the coach risked his whole reputation to stage a fight. Rightttttt......
Yes, that's the part I don't see the conspiracy theorists explaining. Dana sure will make some extra buckes because of that fight, but Wand lost a lot of support and Dida is being called all kinds of bad things in Brazil. Chael gained support, but he was the one who didn't seem interested in fighting.

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Old 04-16-2014, 05:30 PM   #113
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It definitely wasn't fake. If it were fake, they would try to make both guys look like hard asses. Chael was obviously trying to avoid a physical confrontation. Just look at his body language and what he said. The strikes thrown during the melee were also very real.

As a side note, had no help been there, Chael would have beat Wand's ass. Chael got on top, if he wanted to, he could end it quick with headbutts.

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Old 04-16-2014, 05:39 PM   #114
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looked like wand swung at chael with an open palm too....not a fist....just sayin.
Maybe he watched this and realized that utilising that particular strike in that situation would be foolhardy and potentially career threatening.



Smart guy, is Wand.

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