English speaking corner

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  1. RearNakedCh0ke

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    How much of an advantage is it to be bilingual when it comes to advice from your corner?
    Is there any fight you can think of that ended because fighter A understood fighter b corners advice and not vice versa in the fight?
     
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    not 100% sure but seems like speaking a foreign language can be evasive to random annoying media questions and you can pretend to not understand questions you would not like to answer as a fighter. As far as corners go not sure.
     
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    Hmm, Riki Fukuda has Japanese guys in his corner as well as coaches/training partners from AKA. And Chris Wilson used to receive instructions in both English and Portugese. I don't really know if it's an advantage as such, though. I can't think of a fight like what you describe though.
     
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    I was thinking about groundwork/clinch against the cage in front of the other guys corner and you can/cant understand the corner.
     
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    fair enough, a corner can help - and if your opponent can't understand, all the better... but at the end of the day, there's more important matters to consdider when stepping in.
     
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    I once got advice in spanish from my corner. It did not help me since I dont speak spanish.

    However in my latest fights I've been getting advice in English and Thai. Doesnt really seem like its given me any advantage thou.
     
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    I understand that, of course your skillset and training is more important than your corner.
     
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    my god, hope you slapped the bellend who spoke to you in spanish, how frustrating.
     
  9. Mr Boogaloo

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    I dunno, sorry, maybe that was a tad facetious of me
     
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    Did your opponent speak English and Thai? Yeah if you dont speak spanish its probably not a good idea from your corner to give instructions in spanish :)
     
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    Dont worry about it
     
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