Italian fighter names not pronounced as such

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  1. Me&MrJones

    Me&MrJones Silver Belt

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    I wish the Italian fighter names would be pronounced in Italian as it'd feel like it's a mafiosi fight where the loser gets killed when leaving the venue.

    Try it yourself:
    Cerrone
    Chiesa
    Iaquinta
    Mitrione
    Vettori
     
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    Benoitthegr8 Bum Life Practitioner Platinum Member

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    Sir oh knee
    Chee essa
    I uh quint uh
    Meat tree fity
    Vett or eiiii
    <Fedor23>
     
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  3. reddhelium

    reddhelium Black Belt

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    pronounced by whom? i'm pretty sure anik and buffer ask the fighters during fight week how they like their names to be pronounced in cage and on the broadcast.
     
  4. Me&MrJones

    Me&MrJones Silver Belt

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    Try some acting lessons you've talent.
     
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    Kenny Powerth Jean Belt (Jelt)

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    Matt Mitrione is French/Creole I believe.
     
  6. Mondo Freaks

    Mondo Freaks Green Gucci Suit Platinum Member

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    Only one real EYE-talian

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    Reign009 Not sure if serious.

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    Ch is pronounced like K in Italian. Machiatto.

    A single c is usually Ch like ciento
     
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    EYEKICKFACES Green Belt

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    I think it sounds idiotic when people try to pronounce names in an accent they are unfamiliar with.
     
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  10. Timurd123

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    Mitrione is the only one who doesn’t get pronounced properly

    Chiesa, Vettori easily do, Cerrone they somewhat anglicized but still there, Iaquinta I don’t expect anyone who was born in N. America to be able to pronounce properly

    Generally non English names for English speaking natives of N America is a guess and it’s wrong 99% of the time
     
  11. Only Here for Attachments

    Only Here for Attachments Stipe Justice Warrior

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    Chair'-oh-nay
    Key-eh'-sa
    Yaa-kween'-ta
     
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  12. Emanuele

    Emanuele Orange Belt

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    Macchiato, with two C and one T. I am Italian.
     
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  13. Bobbybackpack

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    Che-ron-eh
    Kee-es-ah
    Eeya-kin-tah
    Meathead
    Veh-torri
     
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    la quinta doesnt sound italian.
     
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