Media Pre-heel Colby interview from 2015

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  1. PlatinumColbyCovington

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    quiet polite colby boring . cringe colby also boring
     
  3. DivineMind

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    Why do people use the word "heel" like that? Are you fools all pro-wrestling fans?
     
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    Wizzlebiz Wizzlebiz is the Wizziest

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    Is something wrong with enjoying wrestling?
     
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    It's kind of weird for an adult to be into that
     
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    lol he specifically thanked Jorge for helping him train before he started stuttering. That feud between them is so fake... so is the one with Poirier. <45>

    That interview has 25k views... his Usman FOX interview has 2.3 million views... suck on it haters hahah
     
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    Wrestling, no. Pretend wrestling, not necessarily, if you're 10 years old.

    {<jordan}
     
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    To each his own bud. Everyones got some shit they do or watch that many others would consider odd. Doesnt mean its wrong.
     
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    He made the right choice to create his current persona.
     
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    I always hear this but... do ya'll realize a lot of these MMA fighters weather old school or current are anime weebs or wwe hardcore fans.
    Jon Jones, DC, Rhonda, Pettis, Carlos Newton, Israel and many others off the top of my head.

    to each their own
     
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    I am a colby fan
     
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    Don't worry man, we're not going to drag you out back and put you out of your misery just because you're a pro wrestling fan. You're safe.

    We will laugh in your face, however.

    {<jordan}<{MingNope}><Oku02><{outtahere}><{Heymansnicker}><{chips}><RawexDidThis1>
     
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    because that's the term when someone PLAYS a bad guy. It's not real.
     
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    There is cross over appeal with wrestling and mma
    Before mma, wrestling was the closest televised iteration of it.

    Many fighters are fans as are wrestlers and a handful have crossed over repeatedly

    That said "Heel" is pretty common vernacular at this point, and Im sure in Colbys mind he deliberately structured a heel route to bring attention to himself, like Chael
     
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    Sounds like the kinda guy that would lose once and wind up in the PFL
     
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    No it' s not. Google "define: heel". The only definition that matches the usage on this board is SPECIFIC to pro-wrestling.

    That means it's mostly just a bunch of pro-wrestling fans spewing this garbage.
     
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    He was like pre-Kardashian Kanye
     
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    That is the proper term for someone who puts on an unsympathetic persona in the ring.

    What would you call it ?

    Also why hate people who enjoy WWE wrestling, it is entertainment similar to everything else. A Hollywood movies you watch are also fake but you still enjoy the fake movie.
     
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    "i don't like to get into the drama aspect of the fight" :D
     
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    It's the right term, and for precisely that reason.

    Colby is tapping into the same energy that drives fake fighting. He understands the dramatic theater of the fight game. Any fighter who isn't an idiot would study pro wrestling personalities, and the dynamic of narratives that are constantly revisited in that business. I'm not a pro wrestling fan, or at least I haven't been since Hulk Hogan and Ultimate Warrior were tag-teaming when I was a kid, but anyone has to respect an entertainment industry that sells out the largest stadiums in the world with a staged product.

    There is tremendous power in that, and the fighters with the best remembered legacies tend to tap into that. Ali wouldn't have been Ali if he didn't understand it. Tyson wasn't a studied pupil of it, but his natural character was larger than life, large enough to fit the mold, and that's one of the major reasons he is remembered so disproportionately to his legacy. Chael Sonnen grasped it. Conor understands it.

    Colby is a student of this theater. Kudos to him for flexing the muscle between his ears. That's a weapon, too.
     

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