Old ESPN Gracie Interview

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  1. Murdoch

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  2. Resident A-hole

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    I agree, ESPN should feature MMA, oe even BJJ/Judo. They have a bunch of useless crap like Poker, Auto racing, horse raciing all the time. I have to admit, I laughed my ass off when the had a spelling bee on ESPN.
    Even if it's late at night or off-hours, MMA on ESPN would be awesome.
     
  3. Steeltowner

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    Helio is a jiu jitsu GOD.
     
  4. Foolkiller

    Foolkiller You have meddled with the primal forces of nature!

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    Nice video package with some interesting footage in there. Thanks for the hook up. I think ESPN's commitment to boxing is possibly why they don't have many other ccombat sports.
     
  5. Murdoch

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    They do show K1 kickboxing bouts as well as san shou (sp). I've also caught point sparing and sumo matches.
     
  6. Kawlinz

    Kawlinz How do I change my Custom User Title?

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    Poker isn't useless.... I take care of my lunches every week because of it :)
     
  7. Gaylon Cooper

    Gaylon Cooper Orange Belt Professional Fighter

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    I don't think it is just the commitment to boxing. I think they think that MMA is just a fade that will go away. Unlike FSN that is starting to show Pride events and Spike that is showing UFC. ESPN IMHO has it out for the sport.
     
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    Damn it would suck to get your ass kicked by a 90 year old guy. Helio is from outer space there is no way in hell he should be able to do what he did in that video at 90 years old.

    I hope I'm in that kind of shape at 50

    My .02,
    TMG
     
  9. Foolkiller

    Foolkiller You have meddled with the primal forces of nature!

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    He's been doing jiujitsu for over 70 years, I don't think there's any shame in being beat by a codger if he's got a grip that can crack coconuts and knows thousands of ways to hurt and injure you.
     
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    Couldnt tell but was ed o'neil a purple belt?
     
  11. Sherdog_Mutt

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    If I remember correctly, wasn't ESPN trying hard to distribute K1 PPV shows here in the U.S. last year?
     
  12. Foolkiller

    Foolkiller You have meddled with the primal forces of nature!

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    Imortal Warrior, I believe he got promoted to a brown belt last year but I could be wrong.
     
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    Gaylon Cooper Orange Belt Professional Fighter

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    BJJ.ORG says he is a blue belt. But I think that is rather old.
     
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    Nice! Thank you very much for that!

    Wolverine
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    RedAger Amateur Fighter

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    very good interview. outside the lines/ jeremy shcapp almost always have good pieces and usually not bias
     
  16. Murdoch

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    i was surprised that it wasn't sensationalized. usually they show MMA in a bad light focusing only on the "brutality" and "gore".
     
  17. Boondock

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    GREAT find. Thanks.
     
  18. daigoro

    daigoro I'll see you in heII!!!

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    You are correct. They were sponsoring the the Bellagio shows and some others. I think they made the deal because of potential boxing tie-ins (Botha, Butterbean) and Mike Tyson, but ESPN was turned off by the blatantly horrible officiating (e.g. Sapp-Kimo fight) and the pro-wrestling bullshit.
     

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