Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by HHJ, Oct 13, 2021.
I'm here to watch fights, not sportsmanship.
It's fighting to the death. I prefer no sportsmanship.
He was a man, was fear's machine
Sickness don't fail, don't succumb to self-esteem
Unseen vessel, undreamed flight
No one knows if you were wrong or if you were right
I would say that if there's personal animosity, sportsmanship could be put aside, but the problem is, that animosity is almost always some bullshit. It's always either fake, played up for cameras, or real but based off some childish shit in the first place. I can't stand fighters who have to force themselves to hate an opponent to fight them, Diaz style. To me, that feels more like mental weakness than anything. You always get those stupid soundbites of a guy going, "Just by deciding to fight me, he wants to take food off my kid's table." Then don't be a competitor. Don't compete with people for money at all, cuz it's clearly not good for your brain.
And most 'real' animosity can be set aside to respect someone for the fight they put up, so even if people don't like each other, sportsmanship can still be shown. Ronda's "real bitch over fake nice" or whatever it was is sociopathic and doesn't reflect the complicated multi-sided nature of humans. People are supposed to have layers and be complicated. It's not hypocrisy. If you can be defined by only 3 words, it doesn't matter how positive those words are, being that simple is negative. There is absolutely zero wrong with Tate saying that Ronda is a fuckin bitch (cuz she is) and saying Ronda has an amazing work ethic and is a dangerous martial artists (which she did and was).
So shake someone's hand and then get on the mic tomorrow and say you still think they're an asshole. It's not hard.
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