Does un-proffesionalism discredit the sport?

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  1. DVN**

    DVN** Banned Banned

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    Ok, i like big country, he's a great guy.

    But does the way big country talk about "learning this combo thing" make the sport seem low level?

    I have nothing against the way he looks.

    But it doesnt help that a guy that looks like him, even says stuff like he's just some bum who learned to fight.

    It probably makes people who are new to the sport think that MMA is full of the tank abbotts.

    It being a tv card doesnt help catch new fans.

    My father in law was watching with me and he thought it was some toughman contest or something.
     
  2. Tycho Brah

    Tycho Brah You drink water, I drink anarchy Platinum Member

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    It should be pretty obvious to even the newbiest of newbs that Roy is a... an enigma of sorts.
     
  3. EmeliankoFan1

    EmeliankoFan1 Red Belt

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    He is far from an enigma


    He trains with Mayweathers uncle who trains him pretty well.

    Make no mistake about Roy, he is a very well trained fighter, he may not look like he gets in shape but his boxing coach is Jeff Mayweather.

    Jeff stated that he makes Roy throw over 500 punches a round and Roy has a nasty overhand.
     
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  4. misfitofscience

    misfitofscience Brown Belt

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    I like Roy and I appreciated his antics for awhile, but to be honest at this point he doesn't need the shtick. He's a good enough, mid-tier UFC heavyweight to have a successful career.
     
  5. RiverCity

    RiverCity Green Belt

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    Amusing comments made by a unique character do not discredit the sport. Constantly awarding title shots to undeserving fighters, especially those coming off of suspensions, and taking back title shots that were promised to fighters are the types of things that discredit the sport.
     
  6. Tycho Brah

    Tycho Brah You drink water, I drink anarchy Platinum Member

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    I mean his personality. He's a fat guy with an odd sense of humour, there's really no population that he represents with any accuracy. Thus, most socially competent people should understand that generalizations from him to other fighters (or, ya know.. people) are probably a bad idea.
     
  7. GSP Apologist

    GSP Apologist Banned Banned

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    Roy Nelson is an ELITE UFC fighter. When Dana White talks about the best fighters in the world being in the UFC, he's talking about Roy Nelson!
     
  8. misfitofscience

    misfitofscience Brown Belt

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    ^ True, but MMA has a background with a lot of dodgy stuff, the freak show/professional wrestling/bum fights aspect. That makes it more vulnerable as a sport.

    (oh hey brown belt, nice to meet you)
     
  9. Gravy_Gecko

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    Roy has always had a goofy, self-deprecating sense of humor. Don't let it fool you, he's a well-trained fighter. It's fooled a few guys that ended up on their backs wondering what happened.
     
  10. Tycho Brah

    Tycho Brah You drink water, I drink anarchy Platinum Member

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    Can't deny that lol. Goddam tats and mohawks (I blame Liddell :p)

    'Grats on the belt!
     
  11. effedup

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    Fighters needing to be professionals and scholars... Seems legit but I'm not sure...
     
  12. atl2006

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    Roy does have a really good ground game though, he just doesn't use it
     
  13. EmeliankoFan1

    EmeliankoFan1 Red Belt

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    ROFL, okay.
     
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    Being an enigma doesn't refer to his training methods. Roy's an oddball.
     
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    Bingo-bango!
     
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    Roy is great for the sport. Interesting character, unique look.
     
  18. HydralisK

    HydralisK Surrounded By Ahos

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    No I believe in freedom of speech. Thanks for asking.
     
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    roy nelson is the best, he can KO anyone. roy nelson will be champ in end of 2013
     
  20. tightrope

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    Lol this was one of Goldbergs lines, I don't think Apologist meant it. Pay attention man.
     

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