Fighters with questionable nationality

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  1. panzer723

    panzer723 Banned Banned

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    I don't understand about the fighters that represents the country of their descent and not the country where they are born and raised.

    This are the fighters:

    Mma:

    Stipe Miocic - Ufc Champ,American from Croation descent that represents Croatia.

    Cain Velasquez - according to maestro Werdum an American pretending to be Mexican

    Brandon Vera - American representing Philippines

    Mark Munoz - Born in Japan,lives in America. Represents Philippines.

    Old Laursen - Danish fighter who represents Philippines.

    Pitbull Arlovsky - Belarusian immigrant that represents America,well he's already living in America so not questionable.
     
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    empsim Brown Belt

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    honestly, does it matter?
     
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  3. SirKratos

    SirKratos Silver Belt

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    I think Miocic does represent America. Its just not original to come out with an American flag or something like that, lol.

    About Cain, I think the UFC pushed him to act like that- to enter the Mexican market.
     
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    basementdweller Black Belt

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    IDK why they do it but it helps the UFC brand that they do it, so maybe there's something to it...
     
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    Goonerview Gold Belt

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    I don't have a major problem with any of these.
     
  6. Abazzdeboom

    Abazzdeboom Legend in the making

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    Its more a marketing thing imo
    USA is already a good market and the countries these fighters "represents" are not yet
     
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    The "Irish hand grenade"???
     
  8. Jkaylor

    Jkaylor Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    "Questionable nationality". Lol well played
     
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    Stipe is always rapping Cleveland I think it was UFC who pushed the Croatian angle to replace Cro Cop
     
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    Aureil White Belt

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    What a shame for Beneil Dariush and Randa Markos...
     
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    Did the UFC push him to get the brown pride tat?

    Lots of Americans rep their ethnicity. No biggie.
     
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    Ufc like target demographic
     
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    Hoop Black Belt

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    When you say represent, are you sure you're not confusing that with them being proud of their heritage?
     
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    rico AKA dicknasty Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    who does TYRON think he is..... hes black...he need to stay in the corner and be humble like the rest of the black champs.only whites can demand fights like that.
     
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    LiquidSnake Banned Banned

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    Who cares
     
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    Velasquez and Miocic were born the the US how much more Americn could they be?
    Miocic doesn't even represent Croatio he had those shorts and that's it he doesn't even speak Croatian and I think he was there once to promote some MMA event.
    Both Velasquez and Miocic were born and raised in the US and have US citizenship how would they represent any other country?
     
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    Your rite brah, everyones American.

    Not a single fighter in the UFC is anything else they're all lying for the money and glory of making up ethnic roots.

    Anderson Silva, hello, Anderson ??? Brazilian my ass sounds pretty Norwegian to me and that's pretty much America. And, he's in Burger King commercials, I don't see him sponsoring no Brazilian food so get out of here w that Brazil stuff.

    Cro Cop, I haven't heard of a single Croatian named "Croatian Cop" that's clearly an American name and he's lying and pretending to live there. Prolly has an apartment in Idaho.

    Jose Aldo, man I live in American and there's so many Jose's here. No way someone else from another country is named Jose.

    And Conor McGregor, about as Irish as American Pie. He lives in SF and Vegas Bro and shops in Beverly Hills, sounds like someones milking the "Irish" for some $$$.

    These guys needs to come clean and admit they're Americans.
     
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  19. Jimmy jump

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    If a dog is born in a stable, it doesn't make it a horse.
     
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  20. Paradigm

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    You forgot Brian Stann...born in Japan but repping US & A.

    Anderson and Lyoto live a few miles away from me lol...don't think they're raising their kids in Brazil.
     

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