Do you feel like you know more about Brazil than other people in your country because of MMA?

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  1. Fedor Machida

    Fedor Machida Banned Banned

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    Obviously this question doesn't apply to Brazilians but do you feel like being in the MMA community exposed you to a lot of information about Brazil that the average person in your country is ignorant of?

    For example, I was observing how people would watch the Rio Olympics opening ceremony and people were like "oh wow" this and that and I was like "psh... I always knew Brazil has a sizable Japanese population because of LYOTO MACHIDA".

    And that part about Brazil's African heritage I was like "psh... I always knew Brazil has a sizable African population because of ANDERSON SILVA".

    Fucking dummies. We MMA fans are professors when it comes to Brazil.
     
  2. John Wick

    John Wick Banned Banned

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    Porn introduced me to Brazil.
     
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  3. sangreporsangre

    sangreporsangre Gold Belt

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    Actually it was trannies that first got me interested in Brazil.
     
  4. IndyCovaHart

    IndyCovaHart Gold Belt

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    Yes. We are all experts on Brazil, Thailand and Japan here on the dog.
     
  5. Cindynice420

    Cindynice420 Brown Belt

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    Well I know they want me to die
     
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  6. 20falarVerdades

    20falarVerdades Silver Belt

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    There are a lot of japanese people in São Paulo, but this is not true for Rio
     
  7. King Bastar

    King Bastar Green Belt

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    Brazil? Never heard of it.
     
  8. Peteyandjia

    Peteyandjia Winter Orchid Staff Member Forum Administrator

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    Definitely have learned a lot about Brazil from following MMA for so long. Such a unique culture & people.
     
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    I'm practically an Ethnographic Anthropologist because of MMA. Thanks to MMA, I now know that countries often have more than one race.
     
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    Yes, but I think it has more to do with all the off-duty cop videos out there.
     
  11. BrazilianDude

    BrazilianDude Gold Belt

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    I guess people who follow MMA will tend to have some extra information about Brazil, TS. If you spend too much time on Sherdog, you'll absorb some stuff that isn't really true as well, but in general I agree with you.
     
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  12. Ingjr

    Ingjr Brown Belt

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    I watched the Olympics last night so I know virtually everything there is to know about Brazil.
     
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    galleryy Brown Belt

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    Brazil no hespectch notching. I no hespectch brazil
     
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  14. Ozze

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    Even though there is a lot of black people here in Brazil it was through MMA that I learned about their explosiveness (didn't learn how to write the word though, I think).
     
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    Brazil gave me one of the happiest moments of my life in the 2006 World Cup
    So thank you
     
  16. Chindit

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    Seriously, yes, by following MMA, I discover a lot of informations about Brazil but not only.

    I learn a lot about sports, martial arts, violence, military & police training, Brazil & Japan, PEDs using, etc.

    The sad thing is that it's a very specialized subculture almost nobody - in terms of percentage of population - understand and share. When your fav athlete is Kharitonov or Bustamante in a country where soccer player or judokas are gods, it's difficult.
     
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  17. knock_you_out

    knock_you_out Red Belt

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    Not at all. I know as much about Brazil as any Olympic games spectator: that the water is filthy and crime is out of control.
     
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    I know Silva seems the most common last name there.....and thats it.
     
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  19. ninja boot

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    facepalm... lets try this a little closer to home then.
    i would love to know how canadian hosted events and competitors have improved your cultural diversity? i expect an answer by the time i feed my dogsled team, harvest the whale blubber for my family and re-shingle my igloo.
     
  20. Squall Leonhart

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    I feel like I educate people on how nationalistic Brazil is, not just at the olympics.
     

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