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Love him or hate him, nobody understands the importance of "story-narrative" better than Chael

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  1. Eckhart Tolle

    Eckhart Tolle Yellow Belt

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    It's what he talks about most of the time... what story is being told that the public is going with... doesn't matter who plays what role. His point is, when someone doesn't know their role (which garners more views and thus more $ in your pocket) they get offended or in Chaelspeak, go "off script." And the momentum starts to wain because the public is now confused, "Oh, I thought X fighter was the bad guy, but now this guy is being a jerk too.."

    We love rivalries, so if Conor and Khabib started being nice to each other, again that would flip the narrative and kill the momentum that started the moment that dolly went through the bus windshield.
     
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  2. bad seed

    bad seed Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    {<huh}
    Love him OR hate him???
    What kind of psychotic incel could possibly hate the West Linn gangster?
     
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    Chael knows the definition of Cheating, Talking mad shit about your opponent, and Losing. Oh yeah and "Felony".
     
  4. FireKidWS

    FireKidWS TheMeanStreets

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    Undefeated.


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    Undisputed.

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    The hero MMA needs but doesent deserve.


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    Mmm, Dana understands it pretty well...

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  6. Bill Laimbeer

    Bill Laimbeer Brown Belt

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    His stories are though, so no.
     
  7. Adjutant

    Adjutant Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    Classic Chael. He spends 60% of the time explaining why a referee shouldnt talk to anyone except his boss, then spends the next 40% of the time pretending he is the ref and "talking" to the fighters and corners as to why they need to listen to him.
    Cliffs: refs are told never to talk to anyone, pretends hes a ref and "talks" to the fighters about why he is stopping it and why he is right.
    he cant help himself, he has to be talking and he has to be right. So much so, that he just argued with himself, and won. Go figure. What a dope
     
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  8. Eckhart Tolle

    Eckhart Tolle Yellow Belt

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    Agreed. A true gentleman would argue with himself, lose, and graciously admit defeat.
     
  9. Wise1

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    the bad guy / good guy role assignment idealogy is lame. The fighters just need to be GENUINE and not try to be anything.
     
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  10. Eckhart Tolle

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    Agreed. But the two are not exclusive.
     
  11. HaulParris

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    Chael’s formula for success (inventing a “heel” persona and talking his way into title matches) will not work for everyone.

    For their part, UFC/WME could really do a better job promoting their fighters, instead of putting the burden of promotion on the fighters themselves (most of whom try to imitate Conor or Chael and end up failing).
     
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  12. ClosetVitorFan

    ClosetVitorFan Silver Belt

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    Chael was very good at what he did. He realized the punches and kicks are not enough to get people interested and I like to use the term invested more so than interested. It's a stronger emotion and stronger definition. You want people invested in YOU. Chael isn't the best MMA fighter. Nor is he the most exciting. (Tons of fighters are exciting win or lose we know who they are) but when it came to promotion. Chael knew how to promote himself.
     
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  13. JustOnce

    JustOnce Always learning

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    He's a scumbag in my book.
    A felon, a roider, a snitch, a guy who taps to strikes more than once, as disrespectful as they get. I suppose it's someone just being a little sensitive if they have a problem with him, and I guess it's okay as long as it's to make more money. I guess that's how criminals think, money-oriented, lack of morals. Oh wait, this guy is a felon.
     
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    I agree. It’s just that his formula is not going to work for everyone, and even if it does, UFC/WME should do much more in promoting their roster (and not just a few chosen people like Sage, Paige, etc).
     
  15. bad seed

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    Then you end up with guys like mighty mouse.
     
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    He's just a semi-smart guy in an industry comprised mostly of morons. It's hilarious hearing him say obvious things and pretend like he's enlightening everyone.
     
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    yea, a guy with 7 finishes in last 10 fights who speaks from the heart and answers to noone. I love me some MM. If you prefer the Colby shtick then we just have different tastes.
     
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    I'd buy a house with/from Chael.
     
  19. Eckhart Tolle

    Eckhart Tolle Yellow Belt

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    Great distinction! Yes, the more someone is emotionally invested in either wanting you to win (so they'll feel good) or wanting you to lose (cause they dislike you and want to feel good), it's all about them caring one way or the other.
     
  20. ClosetVitorFan

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    Yep. I think too many people are emotionally invested in politics these days and are forgetting people like the uncle or grandma they rarely ever call or visit.
     

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