Do you think fighting in your hometown is an advantage or disadvantage?

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  1. AnarchyRedrum

    AnarchyRedrum Blue Belt

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    Title says it all. I think it's 50/50 but that's just me.
     
  2. Cam Zink

    Cam Zink Disorderly Conduct Double Yellow Card

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    I think it's a disadvantage becasue of all the pressure of performing good.
     
  3. europe1

    europe1 It´s a nice peninsula to Asia

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    When hometown advantage entails not having to adjust your body to a new time zone - it is defenitely an advantage.
     
  4. Lethal_Striker

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    There is defnitely plusses and negatives. One negative is you have to deal with a lot of friends and family who assume just because you're on the card you'll hook them up with tickets.
     
  5. dildos

    dildos Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    a fights a fight. it doesnt matter where it happens.
     
  6. Non

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    Good for some, bad for others.
     
  7. IlFenomenoVero

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    I think it's both.
     
  8. RearNakedCh0ke

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    Depends, I for example does better under pressure but I have some friends who does worse. So I guess it depends on the fighter and how he/she does under pressure...
     
  9. FIERCE ANIMAL

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    fighting in your hometown is good if you are used to fight in other countries or cities. on the other hand if you fight at home everytime, the hostility you will face when you fight in a different place will get into your brains, jmo
     
  10. SharkBoy

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    it's an obvious advantage, and i'm sure statistics will back that
     
  11. ElPrimero

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    depends on the person

    if one thinks o shit i cant lose ill look dumb, its bad PRESSURE

    if one thinks i cant wait to show all my friends how good i am, its good, MOTIVATION
     
  12. FlossAngeles

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    Advantage, the crowd goes nuts even if you're hitting air
     
  13. FlossAngeles

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    And I believe Matt Serra has been quoted in the past that when he fought at ufc 83 in monteal, it made a big difference
     
  14. mrsinister

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    It's a big advantage simply because you don't have to travel.
     
  15. FlossAngeles

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    But... Then you have to deal with everyone hounding you for tickets and the day-to-day stresses of everyday life that you don't normally feel when you're on vacation, for lack of better word.
     
  16. oscerthegrouch

    oscerthegrouch me & slimey worm

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    not sure myself 50 50
     
  17. Shadow Box

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    Sherdog should know cause everyone trains and knows everything about MMA.

    Me personally i would be nervous as hell. lol
     

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