Salon posted the worst article about MMA yesterday

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by FlowWithTheGo23, Aug 20, 2015.

  1. FlowWithTheGo23

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  2. KeepItRealist

    KeepItRealist Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    It's Salon. What do you expect?
     
  3. Human Bass

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    I follow Salon on facebook because Im a masochist, they post a lot of cringe worthy stuff. It is basically "You like something I don't? You are evil then".
     
  4. Minnja

    Minnja Touch-Butt white belt Platinum Member

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    Lol wtf is this shit I'm reading. The whole thing reeks of BS. If it's true then... wow.
     
  5. Minnja

    Minnja Touch-Butt white belt Platinum Member

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    Lmaooooooo
     
  6. sir loin

    sir loin Banned Banned

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    the article makes some good points
     
  7. Th3Sav4ge

    Th3Sav4ge "What the fuck is happening!?"

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    why would you give it attention by posting it


    so is he just posting hypotheticals because he donst have a point without them? glad i dont have a facebook
     
  8. eiyuu

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    What was the point of that shit?

    "MMA is fun to watch, but it's evil and I feel bad for being involved in MMA though I'll continue to watch"

    Is that the point?
     
  9. Nasiello

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    Since when does training in any martial art immediately make you a tool? Tools do everything that you or I do, they just make it seem stupid because they are tools. If a tool played chess, would it make all chess players tools?

    Sure, some people at high levels mixed martial arts are complete tools, but the same can be said for baseball, football, and politics (especially politics).

    Leave it to Salon to push the traits of the few onto EVERYONE. Hell, most people I know who train BJJ have never been in a fight and don't want to be in a fight.
     
  10. barehanded

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    Being the world
     
  11. FlowWithTheGo23

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    I would argue the opposite.

    Hard training weeds out the douchebags, making someone LESS likely to be an asshole if they train in MMA/BJJ. They just don't have what it takes character wise to stick with something so difficult.
     
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  13. Dogstarman

    Dogstarman Old man jiu jitsu

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    Lol. I think the author needs to go to a different gym. I've trained bjj over 8 years and I only been to one gym that felt toxic. The instructor was an asshole and the students followed suite. It seemed they all had a point to make by hurting the visitor.

    But I've trained in Hawaii, California, Texas, Europe, Utah, Colorado, and other places. Everyone is very welcoming, no one was a bully.

    The thing about arts like MMA, Judo, BJJ, is that they are very humbling very quick. If you stick it out, your cockiness and ego take a back seat.
     
  14. FlowWithTheGo23

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    Big surprise here, but the author quit training.
     
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    Fighters are bullies, many are drunks, and many batter women. Racists and pedophiles also take part in MMA.
     
  16. Dogstarman

    Dogstarman Old man jiu jitsu

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    I read the article. The author is just playing off stereotypes. I doubt that he even trained.
     
  17. Jose Aldo Nova

    Jose Aldo Nova in vino veritas Platinum Member

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    It's strange how the author claims he used to train and be a part of the MMA community, but still possesses an extremely cliched, outsider point of view of the culture.

    As for the keyboard warrior quip, that is true; a lot of you assholes still utilize that line when you perceive you're losing an argument. That defeatist retort must stop; keyboard warriors such as myself still make valid, ingenious points. And we're incredibly good-looking.
     
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  18. BKMMAFAN

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    That read like it was written by a college drop out. Good lord. If that piece of garbage makes the final cut I'd love to see what Salon actually turns down.
     
  19. egk

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    Look around at what's going on. What the fighters act like. People should quit being naive. There is a lot more Kobra-kai attitude in MMA than Mr Miagi.
     
  20. eiyuu

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    The top earning boxer in the world is a wife-beater.

    Funny how he doesn't mention that in the article.
     

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