Why do MMA reporters use uncommon words when asking questions to foreign fighters?

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  1. Fiestar

    Fiestar Sean McCorkle

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    Ariel does that all the time. Now i was just watching an interview with Rustam Khabilov and a reporter asked him 'is it true that you had a violent skirmish with Bagautinov?' Rustam didn't understand that word and had to ask his translator, had the reporter used the word 'fight' instead of skirmish, Rustam would've understood. Are MMA reporters just not that bright? Isn't it common sense to use simple words when speaking to non-english speakers?
     
  2. n1xx0n

    n1xx0n Purple Belt

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    I suppose they feel the need to justify their education/degree etc.
     
  3. Space

    Space WR GOAT Banned

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    Because MMA reporters are morons.

    Look, I went to school for journalism. Sports journalists are always the biggest bozos in the major. And MMA journalists are an even lower form of bozo.

    It doesn't have to be that way, but that's the situation we're in right now.
     
  4. hayz

    hayz Orange Belt

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    Exactly. Absolute idiots.
     
  5. BJ@LW&WW

    [email protected]&WW Gold Belt

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    because helwani is a ty****
     
  6. DarthChen731

    DarthChen731 Gold Belt

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    Cause they know it pisses you off.
     
  7. europe1

    europe1 It´s a nice peninsula to Asia

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    Somehow I find it funny that using a word like skirmish is meant to give of the connotation of being educated.
     
  8. bibabub

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    Its allways fascinating the reasons people bitch about
     
  9. kashmir

    kashmir #1 bullshit belt

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    How did Rustam reply?
     
  10. MilesAbove

    MilesAbove Gold Belt

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    Because they're standing in front of a bunch of people with lights on them and sometimes the wrong words come out.
     
  11. K1HerosNakamura

    K1HerosNakamura Black Belt

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    Probably threw some root beer in Ariel's face then suplexed him on his head.
     
  12. FactsAndTruth

    FactsAndTruth Orange Belt

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    I've always noticed this, it's really annoying.

    At the same time, I bet the foreigners do understand most of the time, much easier to understand complicated terms than to speakem
     
  13. VPofAtheism

    VPofAtheism Orange Belt

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    No, they are not bright. Seriously these interviewers and the people who get to ask questions are so annoying. I mean do they even prep for these events? Cringe worthy, almost as bad as watching Larry Merchant struggle through an interview.
     
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    VPofAtheism Orange Belt

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    I am not sure how many languages you use but obscure words are not easier to understand, even with context.
     
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    SamboPunch Gold Belt Platinum Member

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    It's almost as if talking to someone who speaks a different language is a bit difficult... hmmm....
     
  16. GordaoPreguico

    GordaoPreguico Red Belt

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    He invited him to go with him to McDonalds after the weigh in.
     
  17. caliboi74lv

    caliboi74lv Black Belt

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    If a journalist speaks like this all the time, they might not realize they need to use words a little simpler or not so obscure.
    But then again, if talking to someone who's language is not their own, use common words most would understand. I'm sure most of these fighters from other countries understand English very well.
    My friend from Japan doesn't speak English very well, but it is good enough to communicate. Sometimes, she uses big words that most Americans don't use or can't even pronounce.
     
  18. Jack Reacheround

    Jack Reacheround Never Go Black

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    How dare you insult the Jack of Daniels.
     
  19. TheUnchosenOne

    TheUnchosenOne Green Belt

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    Call me crazy but it's probably because they have a translator right there for this exact reason.
     
  20. CTYankee

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    Can't you figure out skirmish from the context? It wasn't a violent tea party.
     

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