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Old 07-16-2014, 05:01 PM   #81
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All I am pointing out is that religion has nothing to do with fighting. Or a fighter being a fighter.

Why not lets do the opposite and ask the pope about his insight on the upcoming TUF?
It is equally as stupid.
Fighters are human beings, not automatons. And an unusual breed of human being at that.. asking them what drives and motivates them is NOT a stupid question unless you can't see past your own beliefs, or don't care about what makes people tick.
That last part about your beliefs.. ironic eh?

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Old 07-16-2014, 05:08 PM   #82
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Originally Posted by Luger View Post
Relax. I just donīt see what religion/philosophy has to do with fighting/mma/boxing journalism.
What you believe in is personal.
I donīt care if it is Xenu, Allah, Jesus... it has nothing to do with combat sports.
Leave it out of the sport.
I don't know if you are too simple to understand, or just being a prick, but the mental and emotional state of a person, combined with their present condition, and also their upbringing--those things all play into what type of fighter you will be, or if you will even consider fighting as a career.

If you can't see the parallel between a person with faith that they would die for, versus a passion or goal outside of theology that they would die for... I don't know what to tell you. You're not intelligent enough to be commentating then.

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Old 07-16-2014, 05:13 PM   #83

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The Diaz Bros are sick. They should totally box. I'm sure they will be undefeated. I believe if they go to Mexico to get some fans like Cain did, they will be a even bigger draw today. I say this because I really want to see them make that money that they wanted.

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Old 07-16-2014, 05:30 PM   #84

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Originally Posted by Steve08 View Post
It's also how TJ Dillashaw beat Renan Barao.
Not exactly. Dillashaw used movement and angles to set up combinations, whereas Condit would land single shots on the backpedal and circle away at the fence.

Dillashaw showed exactly how footwork in MMA should be applied.

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Old 07-16-2014, 05:32 PM   #85

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Originally Posted by xelad1 View Post
And Freddie Roach has gone on record as saying he doesn't even consider Nick Diaz to be a boxer.

So who do we listen to? The guy who trains with them , or the guy who trains their opponents? There's probably some bias at play here either way.

Nick and Nate would very likely not go very far in the pro boxing world. That's no slight to them, they are focused on other pursuits and don't dedicate all their time to boxing. Just being able to step in the ring and spar with Andre Ward is an accomplishment for an MMA fighter.
i'm sorry, but i'm going to go with what andre ward said: "they can go, they can go. they wouldn't be with us if they couldn't." you can debate on what exactly, "they can go" means. but a world-class boxer would not waste his time sparring with the diaz brothers, if he didn't benefit, and if they didn't put it on him.

pick one -- equality, or quality. can't have both.

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Old 07-16-2014, 05:33 PM   #86
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Originally Posted by Luger View Post
Not just Jesus followers. He could have talked about Xenu, Allah, Odin... whatever...
It has nothing to do with the sport that I like to watch.

It is about as far away as political thinking.
Some are into communism, socialism, capitalism... I donīt care. I care about the fight itself.
If faith in Christ is at the center of a fighter's life, then it has everything to do with the sport. Change your goggles.

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Old 07-16-2014, 05:41 PM   #87
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Originally Posted by Luger View Post
Finally, someone talking about MMA.
Like Ande said, the volume is the most important thing.
The opponents donīt have time to think or get their game going.
Not in MMA it isn't which is why Diaz brothers lose

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Old 07-16-2014, 05:41 PM   #88

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Originally Posted by Luger View Post
This is a forum based on opinions of people. I happen to be a person.
If someone truthfully thought that I vomited as I watched the interview; that person is probably legally insane
And this is backpedaling. Rather than admit the fact that you did full on say it was vomit inducing, obvious exaggeration or not, and admit that you put your own beliefs into the OP, you literally go "Well if you thought I REALLY meant that, you're probably insane!"

That is the definition of backpedaling. You run away from the arguement and try to change the subject about how insane it is to take you literally.

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