The Etiquette of Trashtalking

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  1. FireKidWS

    FireKidWS TheMeanStreets

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    Sherdoggers:

    I have a dilemma that I now what to make your dilemma.

    There is a constant battle in my head between rooting for shittalkers against rooting for the old school respectful fighters.

    On one hand, the harsh reality of this world is that most people will more likely watch someone they hate fight than someone they like. Its much easier to talk some shit, get well known, and become famous for being an asshole than for being humble. Its not all easy for the trash talkers, as they do have to work to be creative, and in doing so make more money and gain more fame with better fights.

    On the other hand, I appreciate martial artists who live by the old mantra of respecting others, respecting yourself, and respecting the arts. They view trash talking to be counter-productive, and instead choose to treat their opponents with respect.

    I am torn because I can see the points of view from both sides. If I was a fighter, it would be a hard choice between becoming a heel for the sake of money, or treating others with respect and maybe never becoming as famous or as rich as others who choose to trash talk.

    Finally, shit talking, although it can be funny, can actually damage the real life reputation of different guys. It doesn’t necessarily go away after the two fighters duke it out.

    So, are you new school and "trash talking makes money!" or oldschool and "fighters should be respectful"?

    What are your thoughts, Sherdoggers?
     
  2. UFC178

    UFC178 Banned Banned

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    Really just depends on who it is.

    I only enjoy trash talking from fighters like Kevin Lee & Conor McGregor. In rivalries, I like seeing some too (Cruz vs Faber - Jones vs DC)

    Colby is okay, but it just feels a bit too forced and cringey most of the time.

    Anybody with a language barrier shouldn't be trash talking. Hearing Joanna trash Rose during those 217 press conferences was so fucking awkward
     
  3. FireKidWS

    FireKidWS TheMeanStreets

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    Lukn4trbl Brown Belt

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    This guy or girl could outtrash anyone!

     
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    ralphus1 Extremely stable genius

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    Does strike me odd that guys who fight for a living have to go to Instagram to create beef to sell a PPV.

    The pro wrestling shtick will never die.
     
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    FireKidWS TheMeanStreets

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    A lot of good, thoughtful discussion going on here.
     
  7. POWER2

    POWER2 Say it to me in GIFs.

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    I'm trying to brush up on my etiquette.
     
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    1milman Yellow Belt

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    POWER2 Say it to me in GIFs.

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    Cliff notes: should fighters trash talk just to sell fights or should they carry themselves with dignity and respect?
     
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  10. Davey Crockett

    Davey Crockett Mane, Firmino, Salah

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    I think people just want to see personality. Being a stoic kung fu master doesn’t reveal anything about yourself to the paying public, but there are other fighters out there like Sage who have a huge following. Sure he looks like an action figurine, but he’s a wholesome guy so people love him.
     
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    derrrrp Purple Belt

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    the personality just has to be genuine. like conor is a much more natural shit talker than dustin poirier, even though both are very entertaining. it would be really odd and forced to see poirier aggressively shit talk his opponent just like it would be odd if conor pre-fight was just heaping praise.
     
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    neXt leVel Purple Belt

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    ArchieBunker.jpg tumblr_lxfyfjtwHU1qffjbso1_500.gif
     
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    Kertol Brown Belt

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    Sometimes I feel the same way as OP
     
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    waldywaldy lol motherfuckers

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    I don't mind a bit of trash talk if it's real. Never have.

    All that fake drama these days is getting on my last nerve though
     
  15. Buff

    Buff Trash Belt Degenerate

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    This Bud is for the respectful old guys:

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    Big difference being is that the old guys were legit and the modern day guys are Cross-Fitters that also trane UFC.
     
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    Fuck the lame ass pro wrestling garbage.
     
  17. Only Here for Attachments

    Only Here for Attachments Free from the yellow once again!

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    My problem is trash-talkers don't go anywhere near far enough, they're all PC cucks.
     
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    FireKidWS TheMeanStreets

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    A fair point.

    I hated when McGregor got scared to keep going after Floyd cause he didn’t want to be seen as racist.
     
  19. Only Here for Attachments

    Only Here for Attachments Free from the yellow once again!

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    Conor of all people turning himself in to the PC police :rolleyes:

    I've always been able to say really horrible things about people off the top of my head and with a straight face, guess these fucking fighters are all too well-adjusted/neutered for that.
     
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    FireKidWS TheMeanStreets

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    Yeah it was amazing to watch.

    Never thought Conor would backtrack like he did
     

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