UFC uses deliberate mistranslation to hype up fight

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  1. FountOfWisdom

    FountOfWisdom Banned Banned

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    Video

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXF4TIjlSgk


    As a fellow German I can second that.

    While this does not necesseraly surprise me I see it as quite a low blow. How many other fighters have been deliberately misquoted is what would interest me.
     
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    Very dumb to do this on this era when it's really easy to find out you're being lied to.
     
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    I've heard PRIDE did this sort of thing to Igor Vovchanchyn when translating him for videos too. Such a stupid thing to do.
     
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    Sad thing is I'm not even surprised...
     
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    Not the first time. They do this with Brazilian fighters quite often. Not to mention, throwing quotes into promos completely out of context.
     
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    In before kflo.
     
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    Wow. That's pretty stupid. Doesn't surprise me too much though.
     
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    That's not even a mistranslation. That's just making shit up.
     
  9. FountOfWisdom

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    That's what I surmised unfortunately my portugese is very rudimentary at best.
    I'd like ppl to come up with examples.
    I'd also like ppl to make a thread every time the catch the UFC pulling this kind of bs.
     
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    Yea, they did the same with Papy Abedi when he was going to fight Thiago Alves(IIRC).
     
  11. FountOfWisdom

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    Yep. Thats why I am calling it deliberate.
     
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    WOW c'mon ufc lol
     
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    It is known.

    When Baby Jay said "To the death, Georges," it was taken out of context.

    Full quote:

    "So I was training with Matt Hughes. While we were working the clinch, a totally gross spider scuttled out onto the mat. Instead of the foot-stomps I'd been working on...I stomped that thing to the death. To the death, Georges."
     
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    Happens a lot with Brazilian fighters.

    (But I have to say this new kid who's been working as portuguese/english interpreter for the UFC is very good, though. no more Ed Soares.)
     
  17. FountOfWisdom

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    Given the enormous gape between what Siver said and how it was translated I doubt it was a case of bad translation but more trying to stirr up some controversy.
     
  18. paynebringer

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    Way to go UFC.

    Why was he speaking in German anyway? His English isn't that bad.
     
  20. Odoylerules4lyf

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    How are they allowed to do this? Reminds me of Ed Soares doing post fight translation for Anderson, he would yell and talk for 5 minutes and Soares would translate it as Andy thanking his sponsors. UFC acts like they want to be taken seriously as a sport then they sign CM Punk and do shit like this.
     

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