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This is how brazilian fighters sound in portuguese

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  1. Bangkok ready d1 Purple Belt

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    So since the other thread was made on how fighters sound in their native tongue this is my personal opinion on the most famous brazilian fighters.

    Wanderlei silva: total knucklehead who likes to fight for anything ( the brazilian cody garbrandt )

    Demian maia: very well spoken, inteligent and all around nice guy, almost like chael sonnen well spoken levels but without the trash talk

    Lyoto machida: sounds like an steriotyped karate master 100% of the time not much different from his english version

    Anderson silva: i don't know really he seems like a nice guy but kinda fake in a way, he has a really high pitch voice

    Jose aldo: he's far better in portuguese, obviously you could tell he's not from a good background but he's naturally smart enough to come off at least like a middle class working guy.

    The nogueira brother: both well spoken and intelligent, kinda like demian maia.

    Paulo costa: this might surprise a lot of you guys but he shows a lot more personality in english, in portuguese he sounds very average joe and honestly kinda shy, to be fair sometimes really shy. Its almost like he fells more confortable joking around in english since people would not give him such a hard time since it's not his native tongue.
     
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  2. AmericanMMA Purple Belt

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    What about Palhares?

    I think of him as an Ivan Drago type not letting go a subs. "If it breaks, it breaks."
     
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    As for SIlva, he is a jokester. He is ALWAYS clowning fans, the media and (obviously) the haters.

    Maybe that's why he sounds fake, but having followed most of his career, I can say that he just likes to have fun.
     
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    Wallid Ismail?
     
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  5. Bangkok ready d1 Purple Belt

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    He sounds like a guy from a poor background and not naturally very smart, he seems like a nice guy to be fair but also quite dumb
     
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    He comes from a VERY poor background.
    He sounds humble and respectful, but not very smart.
     
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    The one thing the crosses the language barrier.
     
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    He is super humble as he actually come from a tough backgroung so he talks kind of quietly, sounds like he is an employe talking to a douche boss that might fire him... Wich makes even wierder when he talks about snapping peoples legs and shit... He acts like he has no intention at all on doing, like he doesn´t know any better... But hey.. he knows... You can tell...
     
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    One thing about Demian is that he has a college degree wich is super rare among other MMA fighters in Brazil (specially those who are around his age) so he talks in a way that shows he can speak the most correct Portuguese... At the begining I was kind of annoyed couse he sounds like he tries too hard to sound different from other fighters... But the guy is really cool .. So I don´t really care anymore...
     
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  10. Beherit Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    why not put ur opinion on the original thread like every one else ?
     
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  11. Bangkok ready d1 Purple Belt

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    And he has a degree in journalism so that helps he speaking even more. There are other brazilian fighters with degrees to be fair i belive paulo costo has one on PE so does rda... But that doesn't really make you speak better
     
  12. DivineMind Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    Hmm very interesting.

    What about Shogun. And Werdum. And RDA
     
  13. Bangkok ready d1 Purple Belt

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    Shogun has a really thick southern accent outside of that all this guys have really similar personalities and talk about the same. I belive all of them are from a working class background so they are compatible to the average joe in the usa
     
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  14. Bangkok ready d1 Purple Belt

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    I did, i'm just trying to be more especific here
     
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    Werdum is much more outgoing compared to those 2.
    However, I feel like in Portuguese he's more careful about sounding respectful than in english
     
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    Victor is always trying to sound as he's more intelligent/educated than he really is.
    Tries to hard to sound somewhat "inspiring".
     
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  17. Bangkok ready d1 Purple Belt

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    Yeah he's the most jokester of them but all of this tree are pretty average joes they don't really cause much of an impression
     
  18. Bangkok ready d1 Purple Belt

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    Its not like that, portuguese is a very direct language so sometimes when we speak english it comes out as quite "rude" i have to police myself sometimes as well to not come out like an asshole
     
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    This is exactly what it seems like. Like he’s the Brazilian Jon Jones.

    Is there a Brazilian Tito? Someone really dumb who tries to sound smart?

    And who would be a Brazilian Phil Baroni/Mike Perry? Just completely over the top asshole in good fun. Maybe Arona? How did he sound?
     
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    That's always been my impression of him, that he's "fake" in that he's always messing around. Don't blame him, probably better to put up a front to the media when you're famous. In fact its one thing I've always l liked about him, its like he never takes any interview seriously. His high pitched voice only makes that shtick more entertaining.
     

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