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Even in Brazil, Bisping gets more love than Belfort LOLz

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by eatthisjerry, Jan 16, 2013.

  1. SeattleFightFan Steel Belt

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    like all popular fighters (except maybe Randy & Hendo), many really, really love Vitor and many really, really don't.

    very few are middle ground.

    why would Vitor be any different?

    not to mention, he aligned himself with a futbol team, so anyone who is a fan of that team's nemesis team will now hate him.
     
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    they're still most likely going to boo him during the fight.
     
  3. BrainLeakage Red Belt

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    Fame and notoriety go hand in hand.
     
  4. Chapter40z Red Belt

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    with the way people in brazil favor their own I find it hard to believe that the majority will be cheering for bisping
     
  5. SeattleFightFan Steel Belt

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    i would suggest that you could say the same thing about every fighter (except Randy & Hendo).

    GSP? Jones? Shogun? BJ? Brock? the more famous, the more the uber-fans AND the uber-detractors come out.
     
  6. SeattleFightFan Steel Belt

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    correct. don't be fooled by a pic of 40 people watching him shadow-box.
     
  7. Winston Wolf Problem solver

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    I sort of agree but I don't see many GSP or Shogun haters to be honest. Sure, GSP's style doesn't excite everybody, but he doesn't seem to get actual hate for it. And Shogun's fans are a pain sometimes, but the fighter himself is a different story.

    Same goes for Nog, Wand, Chuck...

    We can't take Sherdog into account. Sherdog hates every single fighter on the planet.
     
  8. SeattleFightFan Steel Belt

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    i could have used a better word maybe.

    just because 40 or 60 guys are watching Michael shadowbox doesn't mean they 'hate' Vitor either.

    plenty of folks think Shogun is a mediocre fighter because he's 5-5 in the UFC. i guess they're not haters, no, but they sure are letting something get in the way of common sense.

    so exchange "hate" with "not love" and i think my point still stands.
     
  9. prodigybest Brown Belt

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    cool i guess
     
  10. MarcsNZT Orange Belt

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    Nobody stands Vitor Belfort
    He's one of the most hated fighters by brazilian MMA fans
    Him and Anderson Silva

    That doesn't change the fact that people will cheer hard for him come fight time... You guys don't even get it why, I see.

    I don't like either, but if I was in attendance of either of their fights, I would feel VERY awkward at not participating of the whole party or even worse, loudly cheering AGAINST the brazilian guy...
     
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    I'm rooting for Bisping, for sure. I don't like Vitor and I like Mike, pretty simple
     
  12. SeattleFightFan Steel Belt

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    interesting lol i always enjoy learning the subtle differences in culture between US and Brazil on these forums

    and just because:



    :)
     
  13. jonasjodes Blue Belt

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    Vitor gets hate here because he does not fit in the "i came from i poor family and i lived in a favela so i deserve love and you don't" model....
    so is not quite hate is more jealousy, they mad because he is not from poor background, made a lot money, was on a reality show and married a woman that every man that was a teenager in the 90's fapped to...
     
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  14. rafa_baldo Black Belt

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    Vitor is such a boring man... that's why
     
  15. MarcsNZT Orange Belt

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    Noooooo that's not it, c'mon...
    obviously when the guy has humble beginnings and had to go through many obstacles to be where he is, people will have more sympathy for him... That's true here, that's true in the USA as well

    Does anyone hates Demian Maia? Daniel Sarafian? Fabricio Werdum? Lyoto Machida?
    Any of the Gracie's?

    Vitor is "hated" because he says a lot of BS, he tries to pose as something that he isn't and long time fans can tell that, just like Anderson's.
     
  16. brazilianblood Purple Belt

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    are you kidding me? belfort is loved on brazil, no one cares about bisping
    jus because some guys were happy to see a ufc fighter for the first time in his life doesnt mean bisping wont face a hostile crowd against belfort

    there are some stupid brazilians here...
     
  17. brazilianblood Purple Belt

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    you guys are confusing hardcore brazilian mma fans that hate vitor, anderson or whatever, and the guys that are part of 99% of a UFC event crowd

    trust me, vitor will be supported and bisping booed
     
  18. L0ki Silver Belt

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    They choose to hate a nice guy and threaten Franklin with death, but they like arguably the most hated guy in all of MMA?
     
  19. ovbious Brown Belt

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    Most of Brazillian MMA fans who don't live in Rio de Janeiro don't like Vitor.

    Even in Rio he gets mixed feelings.

    Most people who "support" him are not much into MMA, but cheer for him only cuz he's from Brazil, like they'd do in any other sport.
     
  20. UWanaPlayDaGame Brown Belt

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    nobody threatened to kill Rich Franklin. my mother will chant "uh, vai morre" at me if I'm playing video-game with her. it's kinda cute.

    and Vitor is much more polarizing than other brazilian fighters. that's it I nailed it.
     

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