Dealing with your favourite fighters facing each other

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  1. zacholistic

    zacholistic Yellow Belt

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    Hi

    With the Gus/Rumble fight coming up, I just wanted to hear how you fellow Sherdoggers deal with the situation when two of your absolute favourites are competing. My tactic is most of the time to force myself to pick at slight favourite (experience tells me that you get better entertainment from a fight if you're backing one of them - so for me the whole idea of "I will cheer for both of them and just hope for at great fight" is just not the same) and then bet a small amount of money on the other fighter. This way i'll earn some money if my fav looses:) thus making the loss more bearable. This can also be generalized to any fight with one of your favs competing -> bet on the outcome you do not want to happen regardless of odds etc.

    So this weekend i'll be betting on Rumble and cheering for Gus!

    What do you do?
     
  2. LikeItIs

    LikeItIs Red Belt

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    Cain, Barnett, JDS
    Gus, Cormier,
    Sonnen, Machida, Silva, Bisping, Jacare, Barnatt
    GSP, Condit, Amagov, Stun Gun, Rory
    Khabib, Gil, Pettis, Rustam
    Aldo, Edgar, KZ
    Barao, Faber
    Dodson, Bena

    Rumble isn't in your sig. LIES!
     
  3. Kanster

    Kanster Guest

    I'm a grown man, that's how I deal with it.
     
  4. Jin Akutsu

    Jin Akutsu Gengar Belt Platinum Member

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    You feel hyped since you're more invested. My thoughts anywho. Hunt vs Nelson, for example in my regards to fighters. It just amped up the anticipation and had me glued that little bit more.
     
  5. zacholistic

    zacholistic Yellow Belt

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    Haven't updated that for over a year :D did it now, all for you mr detective;)
     
  6. tenniswhiz

    tenniswhiz Steel Belt

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    Haven't had that feeling forever.

    Only time I ever felt completely torn was when Sakuraba fought Royce in 2000.
    Royce inspired me to train BJJ, but I just loved watching Saku fight and thought he was the real prodigy of MMA.
    It wasn't an exciting fight the whole way through, but I was absolutely spellbound by it anyway.
     
  7. LikeItIs

    LikeItIs Red Belt

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    Hahah. :)

    To answer your original post I agree, it's tough. I haven't found a good way to deal with the anguish of watching one of them lose. I usually mask it with alcohol and deal with the repercussions the next day.
     
  8. zacholistic

    zacholistic Yellow Belt

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    Your avatar says otherwise
     
  9. Jin Akutsu

    Jin Akutsu Gengar Belt Platinum Member

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  10. Pliny Pete

    Pliny Pete Puts Butts In Seats

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    Anderson and Nick have been two of my favorite fighters since forever
    Not really sure who Im gonna root for next week
    I figure emotion will just take over on fight day and let me know who Im rooting for
     
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  12. zacholistic

    zacholistic Yellow Belt

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    Well, that's how some of us deals with every tough decision in life:icon_chee
     
  13. loyalyolayal

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    I fap. Whoever I still have a boner to after fapping, gets my support.
     
  14. Koimpact

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    I just get stoked for the fight but I don't get too bummed out if it falls through i.e. Thiago Silva/Rampage at the time. The only one I was disappointed in falling through was Aldo vs Pettis. Love watching both of them but goddamn that would be one hell of a fight!
     
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  15. beephin

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    I just cry
     
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    Me too!!!

    Except I do that thing where I cover my face with hands and then separate two of my fingers so I can peak through them :redface:
     
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    MortalWombat Vombatus Sherdoggus

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    A lot of therapy and masochistic amounts of cardio.
     
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    It's fucking nerve wrecking man!
     
  19. Git rekt

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    Shots fired!

    @TS it's never been a big deal to me when two fighters i like meet up in the ring. With this fight i figure whichever fighter wins is likely the one better suited to Beat jones.

    Im Rooting for rumble but honestly i feel this fight is a test to see whether he can handle the reach and height of these guys. If he doesnt KO gus i dont se him beating jones at all decision or otherwise.
     
  20. Hendo101

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    I love it

    Wand vs Liddell
    Shogun vs Hendo
    JDS vs Hunt

    Those were all good fights to watch and not hard to swallow.
     

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