Are your only mma fans/friends on the internet?

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  1. DVN**

    DVN** Banned Banned

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    Ok j just want to first say i do have friends.

    But none of my friends IRL love mma as much as I do. Most people i know at work etc in general are casual fans who only know chuck liddell or bj penn.

    I can never have half an engaging discussion about mma as i can on sherdog.

    Anybody else out there like this?

    Ive never discussed anderson silva being 230lbs or gsp being boring or any of the common sherdog discussions to anyone IRL.

    And dont get me started on meeting some just bleeders or noobs.
     
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    Substance Abuse Plutonium Belt Platinum Member

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    No one loves MMA as much as I do, that I know. I do however have two friends I consider non-casual MMA fans and know about ten casual MMA fans who will kick in on cards. That works for me.
     
  3. iNoScopedJFK

    iNoScopedJFK TUF Noob

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    There are people outside the internet?
     
  4. velvet goldmine

    velvet goldmine Purple Belt

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    Unfortunately, yes. My retarded friends just cannot come to grips with watching mma. I have tried and tried but they're too rooted in traditional sports such as football or baseball. Fucking damn shame.
     
  5. 76Knockout

    76Knockout Silver Belt

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    I've gotten a few of my friends to become casual fans, but that's about it.

    That's why i come to this site.
     
  6. CajunOutlaw

    CajunOutlaw Purple Belt

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    I have several friends that I watch nearly every card with and we always talk about them later. Also I don't know where you live but in New Orleans I can go to a bar and almost always meet a few people that aren't talking out of their ass.
     
  7. SnowBlynd

    SnowBlynd Red Belt

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    I don't have any friends online but sherdoggers know a lot more about mma than most of my friends I go to watch fights with
     
  8. klimt

    klimt Brown Belt

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    Similar.

    Basically my girlfriend is the only person who I watch MMA with. I actually kind of like it that way. She likes to watch but basically knows nothing about it.
     
  9. Enlightened Ego**

    Enlightened Ego** Purple Belt

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    its big in my city still, boxing and wrestling was big here before mma so its only natural.
     
  10. 76Knockout

    76Knockout Silver Belt

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    50% of the cards i watch are at Buffalo wild wings or at a bar, and its usually nothing but idiots.

    Lol that's just been my experience though.
     
  11. JKS

    JKS 77+&--#rT....

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    Half my friends are big MMA fans....I work in nightlife, so pretty much most bouncers/security staff train or are mma fans.
     
  12. Zap Brennigan

    Zap Brennigan White Belt

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    I got my sister in to it! I taught her about the Pride Gp, Fedor, Chuck-Tito era...how Cung Le is Van damme..motivated BJ...postion grappling is not boring...1 2 5.....Fuck Chuck!!!! AS is lord.....Brocktober....Healthy Shogun...etc
     
  13. TankAbbott4Eva

    TankAbbott4Eva Silver Belt

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    Ditto. I do have one mate who likes the UFC a lot but not MMA, he hadn't even heard of Fedor at all when I mentioned him last year!
     
  14. melvinj0

    melvinj0 Gold Belt

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    I have one friend who loves MMA as much as me, he started watching about 2 years ago but he has become a pretty big fan.
     
  15. Peteyandjia

    Peteyandjia Saku Spring Staff Member Forum Administrator

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    Most of the people I know don't know about it, most that do know about it are casual fans at best; the vast majority of great MMA conversations I have are on here. That said, there are a few people I know "irl" that I can talk with in depth about it.
     
  16. Sosua

    Sosua Yeah nah

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    Almost - I've got one mate I don't see much who's into it and another.

    Not good mates though, although I am going to check with them in future to come watch a PPV or go to the bar.

    Neither are as obsessed as me though.

    I was at a party last night and none of the guys had even seen it. These are sports fans as well.
     
  17. Satsui Ryu

    Satsui Ryu Brown Belt

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    Know just enough people who watch religiously. Got my girl to be interested in it even though she is not super into it.
     
  18. CajunOutlaw

    CajunOutlaw Purple Belt

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    Maybe I've just been lucky. Although from what I understand New Orleans has one of the highest buy rates on average so maybe its just more popular here in general. Hell, Louisiana even had that shitty show on MTV about local fighters and how popular it is here, although from the one episode I watched they seemed completely fucking retarded.
     
  19. cc023

    cc023 ceejaycooleymarshall

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    I felt like that a lot when I was a teenager watching pride and none of my friends wanted to give it a chance cause they were doing typical teenage girl stuff.... but if you love something enough you end up making friends who love it, too, so hopefully you find a friend who is more than a casual fan sooner or later.

    Start training and you'll find all the friends you make love MMA as much as you do, lol.
     
  20. maddwarf

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    im in the same boat TS. the only exception is my wife but she relies on me for news/updates and usually only watches the main cards
     

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