How do you choose your "Fighters"

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  1. Wizzlebiz

    Wizzlebiz Wizzlebiz is the Wizziest

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    We all have our favorites.

    For me its Anderson, Rumble, Rick Franklin, Wonderboy, Aldo, Moose, Lawler, and so on.

    Becoming a fan of someone generally takes more than in octagon performance. It goes beyond the mat and into the person behind it all.

    I have also found that those who beat my favorites gain my respect and I have more often than not become a fan of them as well. As long as they are humble about winning.

    Except Rumble. I dont care for some of the shit hes done however hes a fucking beast.


    So how do you choose your favorites? If they get brutally beat do you become a fan of the the man who beat your favorite as well? Keep in mind all the while still <StillMyBoy>for your favorite?
     
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    JabToucher I don't put anyone on ignore!

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    My only real fave is Jon "role model" Jones.
     
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    Exciting fighters with personalities I can get behind

    Not big on the dudes who try too hard to act tough
     
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    Reign009 Not sure if serious.

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    Rick Franklin huh

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  5. fight_fiend

    fight_fiend Green Belt

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    I dont choose them, they choose me
     
  6. Tomas

    Tomas Brown Belt

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    I'm not even sure. Guess it depends on what they're like inside and outside of the cage.

    Some of my favorite fighters are polar opposites

    I like Tyson Fury & Conor McGregor but also like Stipe Miocic and Jose Aldo. So I'm not even sure. I think it might just be the epic moments of their careers that really get me hooked into becoming a true fan. Fury beating Wlad as a heavy underdog, Conor beating Chad with a bum knee, Stipe Miocic overcoming the storm of Francis Ngannou, and Jose Aldo coming back after the Conor loss to beat Frankie
     
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    Klaavical Brown Belt

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    I typically cheer for the underdog.
     
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    whaleshark Cancer was never my friend

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    I have two main criteria for choosing my fighters...
    One, By How hard they bang
    And two, How big their girls ass is

    <Gordonhat>
     
  9. Ace of Spades

    Ace of Spades My Opinion > Yours

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    Creativeness, gameness, and skillset. If you're a great kicker you're halfway in the door with me.
     
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    momchamp Orange Belt

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    The more hate they get the more love they get from me and they need to keep winning, Kamaru Usman, JBJ, Cejudo are strong on my list
     
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    I actually become fans of alot of guys through the "road to the octagon" series. With Jack Hermansson, I became a fan through his toughness in the Thiago something fight. Sometimes they just seem like nice guys. Idk why I am a fan of Rockhold though
     
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    mb23100 Gold Belt

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    I like slick jiu jitsu or boxing. I dont really understand wrestling enough to understand whos elite and whos not. Became a Rockhold fan after the Boestch fight. Became a Ngannou fan after the Overeem fight.

    I will say i like Askren even more after the way hes handled the ko so i guess it can be a lot of things.
     
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    I like them TST
     
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    Any time, any place, any weight.
     
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    DatSamboKid Black Belt

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    I always root for what I believe is best for the sport. However, arrogance and cockiness leaves a bitter taste in my mouth. I tend to root against the bully, unless the bully has a certain charm like McGregor.
     
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    Cylence Flying Arlovski Belt

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    Well, generally I see them when they're coming up, see their potential, and then ride them to the top. Did it with Cain, Weidman, Max, Cejudo, Aldo, Tony, and a few others. Sometimes I miss like I guess I did with Maia, but he's still an excellent fighter.

    My top prospect for tomorrows champions is currently McKee in Bellator.

    When I first got into the sport, I was a fan of big name finishers, so I went with Fedor, Penn, and Shogun.
     
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    Wizzlebiz Wizzlebiz is the Wizziest

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    Well said. I think that is a huge component for me. Those epic moments where you just know you witnessed next level shit.

    Perfect
     
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    Wizzlebiz Wizzlebiz is the Wizziest

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    Wizzlebiz Wizzlebiz is the Wizziest

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    Kicks are a large part of my love as well. Good point
     
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    Wizzlebiz Wizzlebiz is the Wizziest

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