06-28-2006, 11:10 AM
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Originally Posted by TheBranMan
with michael bisping winning TUF and no doubt having a bright future in the company, do you think that the fact that he's british is going to turn off american fans like the UFC: 58 ppv where the fans were actually booing GSP and louaseu? i'm an american and i have to say i'm embarassed that my countrymen act that way. MMA is a competition and to chant "USA" during fights just because the fighter's from the same country as you is the stupidest thing. its not just at UFC 58 either, i was watching couture/belfort I and noticed it there and in the first UFCs people would chant USA in royce gracie's matches and didn't care that he was the best grappler we had seen at that time. MMA is a competition, not a war. when i watch a fight, i'm rooting for the best fighter, not the guy from my country.
I agree 100% with you
I didnt like the idea of making it USA vs Canada too cuz as you saw it caused animosity. It started a lot of disrespectful actions and I felt bad for GSP for the most part cuz he was tryna win over the crowd, trying to apologise for his accent and everything he really didnt want to get boo'd.. almost felt like GSP felt he did something wrong.
GSP is probably the most humble MMA fighter there is right now, hes the last person that deserves to get boo'd.. hes a class act.
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Last edited by Afro; 06-28-2006 at 11:15 AM.