Is it necessary to present the fighters martial arts background during introductions?

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  1. 13Seconds

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    High level MMA is so refined these days. Tyron Woodley the wrestler just KOed Lawler. As a matter of fact, Woodley has never really used a wrestling heavy attack in the UFC.

    That's just one of many other examples of well rounded UFC fighters that are fighting differently than his/hers supposed background.

    I think instead of announcing the fighters background, Buffer should present the amount of finishes in a fighters career.

    Edit: Unique fighters like Wonderboy get's a pass
     
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  2. Gabe

    Gabe Saturdays are for the Boys

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    Didn't Joe Martinez do that? Gosh we need Martinez on the mic.
     
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  3. HIMBOB

    HIMBOB Steel Belt

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    Its a bit redundant but cool for guys like maia.
     
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    basementdweller Black Belt

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    you're right TS
     
  6. soulsstealer

    soulsstealer Silver Belt

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    I think its cool.you get to know more about the fighter.
     
  7. Toco

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    For sure not
     
  8. Willek

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    Jon Jones is a Look See Do fighter.
     
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  9. FadeLess

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    Imo its very important to understand the fighters paths .... as long as they promote it as such ... if its just marketing , i dont give a f*ck
     
  10. blopdak

    blopdak Blue Belt

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    why not? It's an interesting fact that can give a casual fan some idea of what to expect.
     
  11. Rod Farva

    Rod Farva War Big Nog!

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    Considering where the UFC started its cool to maintain its roots a little.

    It started as a showcase of art vs art so I like to see the tradition continue
     
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  12. Concrete Whale

    Concrete Whale Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    Yeah it's an anachronism TS, everyone they introduce is an MMA fighter now and has been for a long time.

    What is even less necessary is for the man who checks their gloves and pats them down etc. to command fighters to hug their cornermen before the check. Ok so he doesn't have to check again in case they secretly passed the fighter a knife, or apply vaseline again. It just seems less than wholly necessary.
     
  13. Estrogenblocker1078

    Estrogenblocker1078 Purple Belt

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    TJ Dillasnake is a Bang fighter. Big Country is a kung fu fighter
     
  14. Glenbuterol

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    As long as it's accurate I don't mind; This man is a lay and pray fighter..
     
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  15. Y2Khaos

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    How else would you know Yve Edwards does thugjitsu?
     
  16. JokersKnife

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    Thought TJ was a monkey style fighter?
     
  17. Estrogenblocker1078

    Estrogenblocker1078 Purple Belt

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    He was until he started banging with Bang.
     
  18. Rovert

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    pretty sure the fighters pick what buddy says there background is , i would imagine there proud of there background , A guy in Strikeforce was announced as trained in the art of (Face Punch Foo) LOL.
     
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  19. gondo

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    Its still accurate for WMMA.
     
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  20. 13Seconds

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    Oh i cringe everytime the vaseline guy command a fighter (Nate Diaz, UFC 196) who clearly don't wanna do the hugging shit
     
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