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why don't americans support their fighters?

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  1. cheezum Location: Wasteland

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    ..in general?

    every other country gives massive support to their fighters. US fans just don't seem to really care one way or the other. for a country that is so proud of being american usually, i find this very strange.
     
  2. james31 Banned Banned

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    Because they have so much talent and so many different ethnicities from all over the world. Americans just want to see people red.
     
  3. tonil Red Card

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    They don't like violence
     
  4. eiyuu Silver Belt

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    Because you're an evil, ugly American if you support American fighters.

    See the whiny threads about when UFC crowds chant "U-S-A! U-S-A!"
     
  5. No Mas McGee Banned Banned

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    I support good or entertaining fighters...who gives a shit where they are from...people can't choose where they are born
     
  6. Headkicktoleg Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    Pretty much this.
     
  7. chitoortiz Gold Belt

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    Strange.

    Every live show i go to....USA USA chants are everywhere.
     
  8. Darkart Brown Belt

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    It's no fun to root for the favorites.

    The guy from the flavela needs that 15K win bonus a lot more.
     
  9. machidafan99 Gold Belt

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    Because we are a bunch of disparate groups in 50 diff states (like countries)

    As a jerzy guy I always root for Edgar though I didn't like his strategy in the last fight.

    But if someone is from Oregon or Minnesota etc. they might as well be from Canada or England.

     
  10. OldBoy91 Black Belt

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    They do.
     
  11. Dvdx Blue Belt

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    This isn't the Olympics where athletes are competing to give glory to their countries (and themselves, of course).
    Why don't you create better threads?
     
  12. Bogeyman Electrical Cord Belt

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    Because they usually just follow American sports with all American athletes. International competition is more usual for the rest of the world, particularly regarding football.
     
  13. Bmurray Black Belt

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    We do if we like them.

    When Americans are so over-represented in sports it feels kind of silly to give every one of them unconditional support just because they're Americans.
     
  14. Sherm Brown Belt

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    America dominates the sport, so it isn't a big deal for us when another one of our guys becomes a champ.

    You foreigners really don't have much to be proud of so it's understandable that you're so invested in one fighter's victory.

    USA! USA!
     
  15. Arm Barbarian Titanium Belt Platinum Member

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    I just enjoy and cheer on good fighters in general, whether they're from the states or elsewhere.
     
  16. Sparkie Black Belt

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    yes
    or fighters whose story you like etc
     
  17. Jopo Gold Belt

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    Cheering for your country if it's not the olympics is fucking stupid.

    You should be a fan because you like a guys style. Rogan is right USA chants are dumb.
     
  18. BloodBonesNButter Cherry-coloured funk>Reality in motion

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    I think they are doing pretty good with out it
     
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    because americans are cultured and cosmopolitan, while the rest of the world is a bunch of backwards, racist, xenophobic, inbred hicks
     
  20. Rob_M. Brown Belt

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    I personally could care less what country a fighter is from. If I like him, I like him.
     

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