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Anik-Cormier-Felder Ortega bias last night

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by 1BadMF, Sep 26, 2021.

  1. 1BadMF Green Belt

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    I was watching this with my GF last night, and even she who knows very little about
    the UFC, asked me why the announcers seemed to be rooting for Ortega.

    This is nothing new for Anik-Cormier. They get so caught up in a fighter's back story,
    like they did with Ortega, that they outright root for him. Is it because they are enamored
    with Ortega's "gang signs"? lol
     
  2. ltarian11 Respect to those with the guts to step in the cage

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    Ortega is American. Probably just rooting for the hometown fighter.
     
  3. Grayto Yellow Belt

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    I think Rogan admitted that the UFC passes on notes to commentators to big up guys who seem more marketable. See Rousey vs anyone, Adensenya vs Jan, Ortega vs Volk

    I think that sucks.
     
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  4. usernamee Silver Belt

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    DC was unbearable

    It took for Volk to nearly kill Ortega and show that he was going to be the clear winner in this fight for DC start complimenting him and not just mentioning everything and anything Ortega was doing
     
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  5. Eric Silva 2.0 Brown Belt

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    They did it so much in the Zombie fight it's why I originally didn't believe in Ortega 2.0. I had to watch it again to confirm Ortega's improvement. The UFC loves creating their own narratives, they don't really announce what's happening a lot of the time.
     
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  6. The Chosen Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    DC is really getting on my nerves. I don’t think there was really a heavy bias for Ortega though
     
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  7. acannxr Red Belt

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    That's actually how the UFC's rankings are decided as well; the media members (if you could even call them that) are sent memos from the UFC, telling them who to vote for based on marketability.
     
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    It may have overtaken Jan/Israel for the most bias commentary I've ever heard. Volk would land 2 hard shots and they'd focus on the non existent jab landed by Ortega
     
  9. Titleboxe Brown Belt

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    UFC has always behaved just like any other promotion, they get behind what can make them the most money.
     
  10. Arkham's Notorious Geyser Sherdog's Shane Walsh. Blessed.

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    Shades of the Max Holloway vs Ortega fight where Rogan was doing his DAMNDEST to sell the ever loving FUCK out of any offence that came from Ortega, even if this shit glanced, or missed completely smh. Almost as annoying as Izzy vs Jan but I guess overtime I learned to tune them out, because I was very much engaged in the fight and knew Volkanovski was soundly winning, I don't remember anything they said on commentary last night and thank god.

    I honestly only remember DC saying "Murphy is trying to not get finished" or something like that during the Valentina fight lol, most of it was a blur once they got on that shit.
     
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  11. 1BadMF Green Belt

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    I remember one exchange where Volk threw a nice combo, and Anik just said how he was
    impressed that way Ortega is taking punches (or something like that) it was ridiculous lol
     
  12. Only Here for Attachments Bacon Lettuce and Mayo

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    Commentary is scripted, it's just now delivered so badly that it's painfully obvious.
     
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  13. kflo Titanium Belt

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    No, that’s not what happens. Lol…..

    The notes don’t come from the ufc.
     
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  14. 1BadMF Green Belt

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    dude...just play along with it
     
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  15. Benoitthegr8 Sexual Tyrannosaurus Platinum Member

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    The UFC likes to poke and prod their favorite horses into looking good in victory and even in defeat, marketing 101... The sad thing is when they have obviously skilled guys who they could push and market, yet they seemingly do the opposite, insert Stipe Miocic
    <{cruzshake}>
     
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    Both of you guys are just making shit up, lol...

    "This is what I think so it must be true!!"
     
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    Mute them...
     
  18. Guy LeDouche Brown Belt

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    They don’t even try to make it subtle anymore.

    They were just short of slipping a Modelo bottle in there to help him win....but make sure to hold the label out.
     
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    The crowd also plays a part. When they scream for any Ortega jab it plays into the commentator's minds I'm sure.
     
  20. acannxr Red Belt

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    <TrumpWrong1>

    Just a FYI: MyMMANews is a "media member" who votes on the UFC's rankings.
     
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