Does "scrappy" mean dumb?

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  1. jayonajetplane

    jayonajetplane Orange Belt

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    i keep seeing people say meisha tate is "scrappy" and she is a tough matchup for holm.

    what the fuck does that mean, "scrappy"?

    tate walks into punches like a moron and just hopes that her opponents have no ko power so she can grab onto them.

    that doesn't make her scrappy that makes her an idiot

    i don't see how people think holm will have a problem here
     
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    It means technically inferior, but doesn't mind getting hit
     
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    It means the fighter isn't afraid to take a shot to give a shot
     
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    Pretty sure it's that black stuff in between an Elephant 's toes during a stampede.
     
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    raconnor Rebawk Belt

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    This thread puts the crappy in scrappy
     
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    Was expecting a Diaz thread
     
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    Darwinambrosius Thought you had a friend, boy?

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    I think it means to put up a fight.
     
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    Usually means they are tougher than most and not afraid to fight, but most likely technically and athletically inferior.
     
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    Scrappy = Tough, good self-belief, but probably lacking in technique and/or athleticism.
     
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    Not a pussy.
     
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    Scrappy means you ain't a bitch. Some guys who are scrappy can beat a more technical striker because they can take 1 to give 1.

    But referring to Tate, I don't think she's scrappy, she's just not a striker. Agreed Holm is going to dismantle her yup.
     
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    She's not going to quit, wiling to exchange... not going to win either.
     
  13. Koro_11

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    It's a word for just bleed fans to give more merit to fighters that are not very technically skilled.
     
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    The lord of bones Banned Banned

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    Tate is just a far far worse athlete than Holly & Ronda, Holly will dispose of her swiftly.
     
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    It means making up a lack of skill with the willingness and ability to take damage.
     
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    BigMuffler Loli is love loli is life!

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    Regarding all the 'technically inferior' comments, Holm is technically superior on the feet, but Tate is almost certainly technically superior on the ground. Striking is overemphasized on Sherdog when comparing two fighters' 'technical' ability and ability in general for that matter, as is speed.
     
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    Ronda was technically superior on the ground too as far as we knew.
     
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    It's the nice way of saying a fighter lacks technical skill.
     
  19. MaulingMyClown

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    No but "he has a lot of heart" means you suck but can take a beating real well.
     
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