The 2 Worst MMA Cliches

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  1. Jack Herer Buds

    Jack Herer Buds Blue Belt

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    good read.
     
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    I find these to be the worst:

    "X can't finish fights." be they flyweights or women.

    "X is overrated" or "X was exposed by Y"
     
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    DarthChen731 Gold Belt

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    "Don't leave it in the hands of the judges" isn't a dumb cliche, it's a real thang. Doesn't matter what the problem is, you just shouldn't cause there's a chance you can get screwed. Even boxing judges, who have judged boxing forever, get shit wrong.
     
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    waldywaldy lol motherfuckers

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    How about 'styles make fights'....
     
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    eye pokes, fish hooks. i think small digit manipulation. if memory serves me correctly, there were 7 rules, though i could be wrong. i'll look it up when i get bored.

    EDIT: according to http://www.mmaforum.com/ufc/37410-evolution-ufc-rules.html (and several other outlets, but this one is the most clear), it was only biting & eye gouging. and of course throwing in the towel (yes, the rules used to say "if you throw in the towel you get DQ'd" and they called it a rule lol - lately they cahnged it to "Interference from a mixed martial artist's cornerman"). don't know where i got the 7 from. i coulda sworn no fish hooking was in UFC 1....
     
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    If you punch a black belt enough he becomes a white belt.
     
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    That one is pretty good. Also, everyone has a gameplan untill they get hit in the face.
     
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    haha yes, this too
     
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    "Im in the best shape of my life, i've never felt better" and after that fight you hear the fighter fought injured or something....TITO
     
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    I'm prepared to go whereever the fight takes me
     
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    "Insert fighter name is back" and then loses in the next succeeding fights.
     
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    now, about "bad for the sport", i agree with you.

    the ONLY thing that ever turned away any of my friends was the back-to-back Kimbo fights (Seth and James); they decided the sport was fixed and they'll probably never change their minds. so when people say shit like "i can't believe they signed Rousey v Liz - bad for the sport!" i chuckle sadly. http://www.sherdog.net/forums/f61/cyborg-says-ronda-rousey-bad-sport-1965841/

    and around here, the words overrated/underrated are way too overused & cliche.
     
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    Anything can happen in MMA-not strictly true.
    For instance, I've never seen two fighters decide to do a salsa dance for 3 rounds and I'm willing to bet we never will.
     
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    that's just a lame cop out (and yes, cliche) for people who have never tried to gamble. they don't get the subtle delta's between a 2-1 bet and a 4-1 bet and instead of be intrigued by matchup nuances they just say "hey, anything can happen - look at GSP v Serra!!!"
     
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    Overrated and underrated.
     
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    losing to only good opposition automatically makes you elite (bisping and belfort anyone?)
     
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    Uchi Mata Preaching the gospel of heel hooks and left kicks

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    Whenever someone loses: "person xyz got exposed"

    After losing a fight: "I'm not going to make any excuses" after which the camp does nothing but make excuses
     

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