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At How Big Of A Disadvantage Are UFC Fighters Who Speak Poorly Or Not At All?

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  1. Blackjack Black Belt

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    Considering the proven connection between a UFC fighter's able to speak well with personality and creativity, at how bog of a disadvantage do you think that places the UFC fighters who either speak awkwardly with little personality or charisma, as well as the fighters who don't speak English?

    It's certainly harder for a fighter who doesn't speak English to get over with the UFC fans. That's a huge disadvantage when attempting getting the big money fights. The UFC fighters who do speak English but speak poorly and/or lack personality and charisma are also at a big disadvantage to people like Mcgregor, Punk, Sonnen, or going back in history, guys like Tank Abbott.

    In order to give some of the less skilled or less charismatic fighters a better opportunity at making it to the highest level, they should be allowed to have a manager who speaks for them, a manager who is basically a mouthpiece for them. pro wrestling did this for decades with great success and considering the many similarities in these two different, yet similar forms of combat entertainment, I believe that giving a talented fighter who is very limited in the speaking department a mouthpiece similar to how Paul Heyman speaks for Brock Lesnar in WWE would be a way to help even the playing field for non-English speaking fighters and fighters who speak poorly, awkwardly, or without charisma.
     
  2. LoopingRight Brown Belt

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    Couldn't read your thread. I don't speak english.
     
  3. Pliny Pete Puts Butts In Seats

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    Depends on if they can swang and bang or not
     
  4. MatRat75 Blue Belt

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    Well lets look at Aldo and Anderson before Chael. Both going to go down as legends and people could have cared less about them.

    Edit: it's a sad truth but casual fans care more about characters than fights and they keep the sport going.
     
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    Nate/Nick Diaz sound like they have aspergers and can't even look people in the eye sometimes and they seem fine.
     
  6. ThatCasualFan Blue Belt

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    Agreed. They should make a Sherdog account too and interact with their fans in social media more often. Gather a bunch of fighters and make events so people can meet them. Make daily vlogs in Youtube so people can see how it is to be a fighter, their routine and their thoughts. These guys are to slow my man... if i was a fighter i would have a youtube channel already and would post threads here daily lol.
     
  7. Mondo Freaks Green Gucci Suit Platinum Member

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    It hurts them but its amazing how much better some of them have gotten at English. I remember JDS could barely speak English when Rogan interviewed him after his Gonzaga win. All he could say was, "yes. The time". Now, he can speak English pretty fluently.
     
  8. The Judo Champ Green Belt

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    it hurts them however its not essential. Gsp and anderson have terrible voices yet are regarded as potential goats and both were huge sellers. Also Fedor rarely spoke and showed 0 charisma and people still loved him + hes also extremely marketable. Chuck, shogun, Wanderlei, cain etc

    Then you got guys like junie Browning, beth Correia, brandon Vera, rondas horse women etc who the ufc would LOVE if they could beat the best and be marketed. However they didnt have the skills to cut it so their marketability didnt matter.
     
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  9. RockyLockridge Silver Belt

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    Nick diaz has a speech impediment and probably autism and he's fairly popular.
     
  10. Cygnus-X Red Belt

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    Jon Jones would do better if he was a mute.
     
  11. ZuffaExecutive Red Belt

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    Anderson always drew pretty well if you believe meltzers numbers
     
  12. skysolo Silver Belt

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    You mean some American fans. Aldo and Silva were and still are popular in Brazil.
     
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    He drew 300k-700k pre-Chael, with Vitor being the 700k and most leaning towards the 300k mark. Is that drawing well?

    http://mmapayout.com/blue-book/pay-per-view/
     
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  15. ZuffaExecutive Red Belt

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    UFC 64 Franklin v. Silva 300,000
    UFC 67 Silva v. Lutter 400,000
    UFC 73 Ortiz v. Evans 425,000 (Nate fight )
    UFC 77 Franklin v. Silva II 325,000
    UFC 82 Silva v. Henderson 325,000
    UFC 90 Silva v. Cote 300,000
    UFC 97 Silva v. Leites 650,000
    UFC 101 Penn v. Florian 850,000 (Forrest fight)
    UFC 112 Silva vs. Maia 500,000
    UFC 117 Silva vs. Sonnen 600,000
    UFC 126 Silva vs. Belfort 725,000
    UFC 134 Silva vs. Okami 335,000
    UFC 148 Silva vs. Sonnen II 925,000
    UFC 153 Silva vs. Bonnar 410,000
    UFC 162 Silva vs Weidman 550,000
    UFC 168 Weidman vs Silva II 1,025,000
    UFC 183 Silva vs Diaz 650,000

    While he was never a stellar draw,he was always a decent draw and not like Aldo who he was compared 2 who only ever did over 300k once with frankie.
     
  16. slipleft Green Belt

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    Why is it "sad"? Why must such a predilection be associated with "casual fans"?
     
  17. SlicerDM Peace is a lie, there is only passion Double Yellow Card

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    Aldo dealing with the rabid losers of McGregor's peak fanbase should answer your question.
     
  18. SmilinDesperado Silver Belt

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    How the fuck did I guess that this thread was going to be related to some fairy wrestling?
    All of your damn threads are WWE related.
    GTFO
     
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    totally worded that wrong i meant its sad we they put more emphasis on personalities, which all in all is what most sports fans do. i stand corrected
     
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