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Is it wrong to call a fighter "champ" when he no longer is champ?

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  1. Dougfunny Yellow Belt

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    The few times ive bumped into fighters (former champs) i do this as a nervous reaction. Nick Diaz didnt find it amusing. Do they think u are mocking them??
     
  2. bjpenngoat Silver Belt

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    if they are retired yes. I would call any retired fighter champ because they earned that respect, but if they are still fighting it is highly disrespectful to say that because it is mocking them that they arent the champ anymore.
     
  3. Harmonica Strong, silent type

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    Why do you feel the need to address the fighters when you meet them? They probably want to be left alone.
     
  4. HeDucking Im so Groovy Banned

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    Calling former champs "champ" aint disrespectful.

    Whats disrespectful is calling a fighter who has never been champ "champ". No need to nuthug.
     
  5. The guest Banned Banned

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    I think it's like being the President. Once you leave office you don't go back to being Mr Smith.

    But, it should only really happen with long time champs.
     
  6. NavySeal4Life Peace Banned

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    Not really Buddy, he prob did not want to be bothered unless you were a hot chick or were buying him a beer.
     
  7. Jimmy Jazz Red Belt

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    no its a term of affection
     
  8. Davem10 Banned Banned

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    champ is what young disabled kids get called
     
  9. dim_ Steel Belt

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    If they are active you only call them champ if they are the champ

    Once retired i think its fine to call them champ if they were champ at any point (unless they won it, and then lost it straight away etc)
     
  10. Rico Franklin Platinum Member

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    #Letsgochamp
     
  11. TheTimeIsNotNow Silver Belt

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    Only Jon Jones.
     
  12. My name is Shawn

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    my dad use to call me champ :(
     
  13. sparkyjohannsen Purple Belt

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    Yes it is morally wrong
     
  14. Roman Empore Banned Banned

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    Tell that to Shannon Briggs
     
  15. Frank Edgar Purple Belt

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    I call my dog champ and he has never held a belt, as far as I know.
     
  16. Z28MARO Wood Belt

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    Only a diss when they got dismantled their first defense a la Carla esparza
     
  17. Sampsonsimpson Brown Belt

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    Once a champ always a champ although not the champ.
     
  18. PutUpYourDux - Banned

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    What did Nick Diaz say? If he gave you attitude you should have been like..

    "Why you mad bro? Is it because you're full of shit and everybody knows it?"
     
  19. That's bad etiquette. You should have adressed him as "former Strikeforce champ".
     
  20. PutUpYourDux - Banned

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    "Hey Carla. Unlucky in your fight with Joanna, I thought you won that."

    <{yearp}>
     

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