Fighting attitude

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  1. abrasion

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    You know what I mean. Also known as fighting heart. It's the ability to dig down deep and just get mad dog mean at times during a fight when things might not be going so well, and your in a world of hurt. I think it is usually accompanied by a certain amount of pleasure (actually enjoying it) anyway, my question is, which fighters do you think have this kind of spirit? Who embodies it the most?
     
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    Anthony "Mad Dog" Macias
     
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    LouisBolanos Popcorn tastes good

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    On the other end of the scale you have quitters like
    Bob Sapp, Anthony Johnson and GSP.
     
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    I was thinking Robbie Lawler fits the description.
     
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    After their last fight, I'd include Rory. I know he got stopped but his nose was mashed into a bunch of different pieces.
     
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    You don't want to face yoel "3rd round romero".
     
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    accolyte1022 Fighting Giants

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    Wow.
     
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    WOW what? Tapped to strikes and completely changed his style to safety first and went on a record decision run, that's a fact. You have guys like Fedor who would stand toe to toe with the most feared striker of his era, jump right in the guard of the most feared BJJ fighter of his era and win, and then you have guys like later-career GSP who gets so paralyzed by his own fears he tries his best to not engage his opponents where they're strongest.
     
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    He didn't have the most exciting style post serra but I'm not going to bash a guy for wanting to make a career and not have his brains turned to mush. Cro Cop is about the only striker that isn't half retarded after a long career and the jury is still out since it can take several years to catch up with you.
     
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    Wow.
     
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    Trying not to engage your opponent where they are strongest is a sound strategy. Boring or not, he was good at the winning part.

    You know his reasoning as well as I do. Which means you have no clue.
     
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    After hearing those statements from Rory about the pleasure he got out of his fight with Robbie. I'm actually more interested on your thoughts on fighters who actually have fun fighting.
     
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    I never said it isn't the smart thing to do. GSP is one of the most cerebral fighters to have ever entered the cage, certainly far more so than the likes of Diego Sanchez and Eddie Alvarez. But that's not what OP's post is about, is it? OP's post is about fighters who "get mad dog mean at times during a fight when things might not be going so well, and your in a world of hurt." That defines fighters like Sanchez and Alvarez, and is the very antithesis of GSP.

    Is going toe-to-toe with Cro Cop in the stand up the smartest thing to do for a world sambo champion? No, but Fedor did it because he had that attitude. You can't possibly tell me that GSP isn't exactly the opposite.
     
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    I can't stand GSP ....but hard to hate on someone for fighting smart
     

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