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What would happen if The Schmo tried his gimmick in a NBA locker room?

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  1. The Chosen Black Belt

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    He would be laughed out of the place. That’s the attitude MMA should have for hack journalists
     
  2. Post 2 Decision Gold Belt

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    It actually might work to be honest

    Also who gives a fuck about boring ass basketball
     
  3. The Chosen Black Belt

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    They still make way more money than UFC stars
     
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  4. axe wound Edward Woodward would wood the whole holy hole

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    i don't think he's gay enough to interview basketball players yet
     
  5. DatSamboKid Black Belt

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    You sound a little mad my friend don’t take this too much to heart.
     
  6. Iroh The Dragon of the West Platinum Member

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    LOL at getting rattled by his gimmick. Fighters are secure enough with themselves that they don't care if people act goofy, they actually like it and are entertained by it, because that's why he does it.
     
  7. faustian BRUTAL 5-4 Platinum Member

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    He'd probably be ignored by most players while a handful would immediately take to twitter to cry about some kind of systemic racism while sitting out the next 5 games for PTSD
     
  8. The Chosen Black Belt

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    What about being a... professional?
     
  9. Iroh The Dragon of the West Platinum Member

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    The dude actually asks good questions, listens well and is knowledgeable. That's real professionalism.
     
  10. PicoPulse Bellator Shill

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    What people seem to miss is that hes here for a reason hes not bad even if he might rustle your jimmies
     
  11. blaseblah Titanium Belt

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    His goofy persona gets fighters to open up in a way they normally don't. Fighters hate boring interviews and getting asked the same questions over and over. The Schmo provides a break from that. Not sure why it triggers people so much.
     
  12. NicholasJBasile Hoping to fight some day...

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    I mean he's not too different than Dick Vitale, no?
     
  13. DanAndroid Living vicariously through Dillon Danis.

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    I've explained it before, the shmos gimmick works. The gimmick isn't supposed to entertain you, it's like an ice breaking technique that allows schmo to get interesting interviews. It appears to be somewhat inspired by nardwuar, who is pretty successful as a gimmicky little interviewer. I would bet money that schmo gets better interviews than your typical nba stooge.
     
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    Fighters give their best interview with guys they perceive as somewhat non threatening. It allows them to be honest or brag/open a little.The schmo is just breaking the ice with his gimmick. It isn't making fun of anyone but himself. You want boring interviews or not?
     
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    I think he's a cringeworthy clown. But lets not kid ourselves here. He's no worse than the 62 IQ mouth breathers you see on ESPN.

    Trust me, MMA doesn't have a monopoly over retard interview questions.
     
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  17. weaselkenievil Purple Belt

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    I was going to post similar, he's a poor man's Nardwuar, who is fucking awesome. I'm a big RTJ fan and I loved the Killer Mike and El-P vids. I find the Schmo a little annoying but agree that the gimmick works for him and he can get in where others wouldn't maybe.
     
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  18. DoctorStoppage The Ether

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    The Schmo is a cancer to this sport
     
  19. RileyReidsPlug Banned Banned

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    NBA still around?? If the schmo tried his gimmick with the NBA he would probably become the pivot point in a circle i'm sure.
     
  20. Small Town Andrew Brown Belt

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    He would obviously be laughed at and made fun of.

    Guys like that are the reason MMA still feels like the B league of sports
     

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