dont you just hate how mma has turned to pointfighting?

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  1. van1ty

    van1ty Banned Banned

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    Because if you do, you need to jump off a cliff.

    MMA is as exciting as it's ever been, if not moreso. The last two nights showed it, once again.
     
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    Really good card last night.

    What I liked was even though Colton vs. Ricci wasn't the most action packed fight, the crowd was into it and that really helped it along, made it a fight you could easily get into it.

    Just wish we could have seen Varner/Guillard, I think all the stalling really hurt it.
     
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    Generally, it's hard to say MMA is just point fighting. So you do have a good point.
    The people who complain about it are pointing to specific fighters.

    There are guys at the elite levels; guys like Edgar, MM, and Cruz, who are almost pure point fighters. And they tend to clog up Main Events with 25 minutes of their games.
     
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    haha good title just wanted to insult you :D
     
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    lapollarecords Red Belt

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    except the usual and expected Pierce and Colton shitfests, both events were very entertaining.
     
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    I actually didn't even mind the Colton/Ricci fight, the cool part was that the casuals I was watching the card with appreciated Colton's tenacity and his constant rnc attempts.
     
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    van1ty Banned Banned

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    also, i'd like to point out that the fight that won FOTN went to a decision.

    this card wasn't great because of the finishes. they were just great fucking fights.
     
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    People love being overly dramatic.
     
  9. van1ty

    van1ty Banned Banned

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    imo seth actually won that fight... but whatever. yea i didn't like it either.

    smith/ricci was a good fight. if you don't think so, i don't know what to tell you. smith was looking to finish the whole time, and imposed his will.
     
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    I think its generally harder for flyweights to finish by tko because they jut naturally lack power, roys gut gives him extra power alone
     
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    I don't care, but people like different things, can't blame them tough.
     
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    Last night brought me back from the UFC on FX 6 (Diaz vs Bendo), I was thinking about starting to hang up the gloves....BUT NOT ANYMORE.
     
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    van1ty Banned Banned

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    wait... wait... you didn't like diaz vs bendo? dude... get out.
     
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    arrelione Member of the YES!!! Revolution

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    Colton tried to finish. I'll never be upset with a fighter for not finishing if they are trying to. Fights like Koch/Brookins when brookins entire game is to hold koch against the fence and don't do jack to finish, that bothers me.
     
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    Best TUF finale in a long time
     
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    van1ty Banned Banned

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    no... that was a weird fight.

    brookins was trying to take koch down, koch just refused to concede it.
     
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    Best TUF finale since the day before I thought both of those cards were awesome
     
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    Nice bait and switch with the thread title.
     
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    Exactly. What I hate about the "pointfighting" complaints is that they confuse what fighters achieve with what they intend. Trust me: fighters know they'll get more fame and more money if they finish. They want to finish. But the other guy in the cage has something to say about it!
     

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