How Do Fans Boo Full Mount

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  1. Arrrrgh

    Arrrrgh Black Belt

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    Last night boos reigned down on DC two times in the fight when he gained full mount. I just don't understand. It was brilliant smothering ground work. As I got excited and jumped up from the couch spilling a beer these "fans" were booing. It's not like he was inactive on the ground either--dominant wrestling, passing and brutal ground and pound.

    It's certainly not the first time fans booed a great performance, so what is it going to take for people to learn the sport they pay to watch? Do we need announcers in the arena like other sports (football, bball, baseball, etc) to tell people whats going on? Big bright signs saying "CHEER" when a fighter does something good?!
     
  2. KillingJoke

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    They were probably rooting for Hendo.
     
  3. SimonNova

    SimonNova Worship and forget

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    talking about full mounts, how many times has a fighter got full mount last night? Hollsworth, Chiesa, DC, man like 10 times at least.
     
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    Jew Jif Shoes Nullius in Verba

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    People just need to learn how to grapple so they don't think the ground work is boring. Maybe if both guys are being stifled in guard or half guard, there's cause for a stand up, but no one should be booing a fighter in mount.
     
  5. CabCoola09

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    It was a pro Hendo crowd
     
  6. BigDougieP

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    All the Greg Jackson-ey gameplan stuff is getting to them. They're being trained to dislike danger.

    "Boo! Clean big headkick. Subs attempts from the topstrong transitions or an effort to finish. Boo!"
     
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    IngaVovchanchyn Titanium Belt Platinum Member

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    This. How long is it going to take TS to learn the basic dynamics of sports fandom? You think Philly fans cheer if Tony Romo throws a great touchdown pass?

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  8. Fujita

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    They are uneducated.
     
  9. Arrrrgh

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    Hell I was rooting for hendo. I didn't give him much of a shot to win but I was rooting for him. It doesn't stop me from appreciating and getting excited during the fight watching DC go to work out there.

    Boo a bad stand-up by the ref, boo a stupid comment from a fighter, boo a boring inactive fight... but booing a fighter for brilliant guard passes?!
     
  10. BionicCommando

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    When the ticket seller is on the bottom of said mount.
     
  11. elzar

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    yeah i don't think it was aimed at cormier so much as disappointment in how things were going for dan.
     
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    Ackrite Banned Banned

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    Until the 3rd round it was hard for the action to be as boring as it was with a guy in full mount position. I'm glad DC got the finish or he'd be facing a lot of criticism right now. He just did very little other than maintain position for rounds 1-2 and was clearly dominant. If he was the hometown favorite they wouldn't have booed though. No one wants to see Hendo in a fight like that.
     
  13. elzar

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    lmao.
     
  14. BJ@LW&WW

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    meh vegas crowd usually isnt the best when it comes to these kinda things.
     
  15. Arrrrgh

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    Honestly you might be hitting on a bigger point: is the UFC putting on more events than they can schedule quality fights for?

    Personally I thought the card was stacked heavy at the top: Ellenberger Lawler, DC Hendo, Barao Dillashaw. But other than hendo and lawler most of those names are relatively new to fight fans. (Even lawler may be over looked since he wasn't headlining back in the day when nick diaz was putting him to sleep)
     
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    Calboy Banned Banned

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    because they're die hard hendo fans and possibly dislike cormier?
     
  17. AP_RESURRECTION

    AP_RESURRECTION Gold Belt

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    dont underestimate the following: peoples stupidity, short attention span, and willingness to be completely biased
     
  18. Arrrrgh

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    There are a few boring cormier fights but I didn't think last night was one. Its definitely more interesting when the opponent isn't so over matched (like brown v silva) but DC was active on top raining down punishment on Dan. Look at Dan at the end of round 1, 2, 3 and post fight: he is exhausted. DC put in work on him.

    But I agree, it was tough to see hendo lose like that. I'm hesitant to say it but I think Cormier went for the choke because he respects dan so much. It looked like he didn't want to punch dan anymore in round 3 and wanted to finish without continuing to punish him.
     
  19. Rex Kwon Do

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    Because they are loyal to the Hendong. If he had mount on DC they woulda went apeshit.
     
  20. clear31

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    never been a fan of the vegas crowds really, not that the shows i've attended in other states are much better
     

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