Discussion in 'The Lightweights' started by Jarnee, Aug 19, 2015.
someone from fucking Queensland talking shit about education?! now I've seen it all.
Actually I'm pretty positive about MMA right now.. despite all the reebok, fight pay bs.
I like most of the champs, there a few entertaining prospects.
The only thing what is missing is super fights.. they should try that more.
Not bored of MMA, i'am bored with:
- Bullshit match ups.
- Rankings that don't mean a thing.
- To many non deserved rematches.
- Twitter wars to make fights even happen.
- Fighters taking long breaks between fights.
mate that is a terrific response, and I will pay it.
Except that I was educated in NSW and was top 2% in the PEP tests in the 80's. I hang crap on the abominable state of our education at every opportunity, and laugh at fools sporting "QLD - the smart state" number plates.
Cm punk v Shamrock for the intercontinental championship
I enjoyed the scene a little more a few years back, but MMA hasn't gotten THAT boring. It has always been better than the current boxing scene (which became boring after the 80's pretty much). And Mayweather? Please. The only time he actually stands and fights is when his opponent is his wife. His fights are a yawnfest.
There are still some exciting new things going on in MMA.
The women's SW division is pretty entertaining. Connor is pretty exciting.
I was bored but I'm having fun watching recent weigh-ins with all these guys who used to show up shredded now look like regular humans who stay in shape.
I was thinking about that today... that's what got me interested in the sport. No longer is this what MMA is about, it's about "is he training at altitude, what's his S&C like, hopefully no overtraining."...
Bored with MMA? For me this is one of the most exciting times:
Ranked talent moving to different organisations could mean more competition.
The FW division is looking pretty awesome right now with Conor.
UFC 200 coming up next year.
LHW, LW, and WW are all looking exciting at the moment due to competitive matchups and scrambles for the belt.
Really looking forward to Bellators LHW tournament.
Liam McGeary has the potential to be an amazing fighter and a great champion.
These are just a few reasons and I don't want to bore everyone but for me MMA is looking pretty good at the moment.
Werdum does interest me because he is from a BJJ background and has come good for the Muai Thai- he is not a "all rounder" and he goes for the finish like he was taught too.
MM is good at everything, TJ is well rounded, Aldo/Connor are good strikers*, RDA well rounded, Robby TKO artist who has come good in everything, Weidman good at everyting, Jones good at everything- and HW still up in the air. Just kind of boring, HW aside
I put decreased interest but it's somewhere between decreased and no interest. And it's completely the UFC's fault.
--Events are not memorable in the least. They do not make a point to talk or highlight about where they are in the country. Ie if they are in Mexico maybe at least the commenters could wear sombreros etc.
--The promotion of the fighters is terrible. I don't know who half of them are. If you don't know who they are or their personality. It's hard to get emotionally invested in them not getting their asses kicked.
--The camera work is terrible. I wish they would do different angles and stay with one camera for a while but they just keep jumping around all over the place.
--They don't let the fighters address the audience without Joe Rogan.
--The entrances stink.
--The Uniforms stink.
--The whole football theme that came with the fox deal stinks.
--The fighters are more generic than ever.
--The microphones in the cage are not loud enough to hear every blow, that was great about pride.
--The commentators are bored. Honestly it would be more interesting if they just put some people who knew nothing about mma like in UFC 1. At least it would be something to talk about.
--Less unique fighters. Machida Cung etc. And will be retiring
--No more style vs style
Pretty much what I was going to say.
If you're not looking forward to this, enjoy watching Mayweather do his Dancing with the Stars routine in the ring.
I agree it is less interesting. NHB in the late 90s were fun because styles were more salient. Kickboxers could wrestle a little bit and grapplers could strike a little bit, but fighters entered the ring a specific fighting base. Now so many fighters emerge multi skilled which is true MMA. Also, novelties like tournaments are a thing of the past. I really used to like Pride's tournaments. It would be fun if the UFC did something like that. Ronda Rousey is fun to watch though.
I have no interest in MMA. Now let me get to another thread on this MMA forum..
No, I'm not bored at all. I still watch every fight, every prelim, weigh-ins from the UFC, Bellator (minus the weigh-ins) and WSOF.
Sounds like you're a fan of individual fighters rather than the sport itself.
2 ppl so far have voted for no interest in MMA...wow these guys must have no life if they troll forums that revolve around things that don't interest them.
They must be board.
We're all bored. That's why we're here!
You still have to be a specialist in one area to be successful in MMA. You can't just be a jack of all trades to champ. Though you have to be proficient in all areas, you still have to be either a great striker, great wrestler, great submission specialist, etc.
Look at the majority of UFC champs:
HW - Fabricio Werdum - one of the best submission artists in MMA
LHW - Daniel Cormier - Olympic Wrestler
MW - Chris Weidman - hi level wrestling and BJJ
WW - Robbie Lawler - primarily a striker with KO power
LW - Rafael Dos Anjos - highly skilled BJJ black belt
FW - Conor McGregor - primarily a striker
BW - TJ Dillashaw - primarily a collegiate wrestler
They might be winning with other skills, but only because they HAD to round out their skills.
You might be able to break into the UFC by training MMA, but you aren't reaching the pinnacle without being a specialist in one area.
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