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Why Does a Disproportionate Number of Good Fighters Come From Tiny, Isolated, Low-Population Hawaii?

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by Leonard Haid, Jan 10, 2020.

  1. Leonard Haid Minimalist Living the Illusory Dream

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    What's Hawaii's secret sauce?
     
  2. Buff Trash Belt Degenerate

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    There's nothing better to do when you live an on island than kick the fuck out of the people from the next town/village/street, and they love to drink.

    Then there's all that historical stuff with the clubs and fetuses in trees and so on...
     
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  3. Medulla Omoplata Mayberry Comptroller

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    it's cause of the bananas
     
  4. elwani Instigate, dominate, annihilate

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    They like to pound each other behind the volcano.
     
  5. Fahcough Silver Belt

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    hurricanes
     
  6. Leonard Haid Minimalist Living the Illusory Dream

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    What about coconuts? Pineapple? Macadamias?
     
  7. I am your real dad I am surrounded by NERDs !!! Banned

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    Bj Penn is Asian and white.
     
  8. Medulla Omoplata Mayberry Comptroller

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    I don't see what those would have to do with fighting
     
  9. TheChance Red Belt

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    Source?
     
  10. I am your real dad I am surrounded by NERDs !!! Banned

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    Alot of gyms around.
    They love combat

    Kind of like Ireland is small but has had a ton of boxers.
     
  11. Leonard Haid Minimalist Living the Illusory Dream

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    Nice variation of a Mike Goldberg classic line.
     
  12. spinup Brown Belt

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    Polynesians, no just Hawaiians, have an exceptionnaly robust constitution due to natural selection. They are extremely well represented in combat sports and rugby.
    They also have a culture of street fight and brawls.
    I watched a documentary from the french legion sleection a while ago, and the applicants have to do combat test, basically figthing another applicant in a ring. The instructors were saying that polynesians were exceptionnaly gifted for combat, with a unique mix of strength, chin and toughness.
     
  13. Medulla Omoplata Mayberry Comptroller

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    I actually have the same talent, I can tell just by looking at people's posts.

    Turns out you are a short, Italian man named Marco with disproportionately small feet.
     
  14. I am your real dad I am surrounded by NERDs !!! Banned

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    Ok.
    Whatever you think.
     
  15. Harlekin Black Belt

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    The native population succumbed to disease brought by the Europeans (particularly smallpox), declining from 300,000 in the 1770s to over 60,000 in the 1850s to 24,000 in 1920

    Sounds like a DNA advantage. Survival of the fittest.
     
  16. BoD 2.0 Red Belt

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    Hawaii has two great fighters. Holloway and the Fat Guy that knocked out BJ Penn.
     
  17. TalibaN Banned Banned

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    good weather, sun, good food.
     
  18. Medulla Omoplata Mayberry Comptroller

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    UFC mainly represents US fighters.
    Hawai is the US state.
    There were 2 fighters of note - BJ and Max.
     
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