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  • 03-12-2014, 01:22 AM
    The8thPlague
  • 01-20-2014, 01:49 PM
    rough-n-tumble
    Ok. I wasn't sure if it was a slip or if you knew of more info that Judo was becoming more wide spread in China. They've actually started to promote Judo to increase its practice with the Chinese within the past year.
  • 01-14-2014, 09:02 PM
    The8thPlague
    Quote Originally Posted by rough-n-tumble View Post
    Why Judo?
    Judo and Karate is taught in Gym classes over there. But after rechecking that, I got it confused with Japan.
    So I don't know what they teach in Chinese gym class.
  • 01-13-2014, 02:43 PM
    rough-n-tumble
    Quote Originally Posted by The8thPlague View Post
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    You'd think these guys would be somewhat good at Judo at least, and there was a good Judo toss in that 1st fight, but I'm not holding my breath for fireworks.
    Why Judo?
  • 01-13-2014, 02:39 PM
    rough-n-tumble
    So I just watched a few minutes of ep 5 and noticed Le speaking English. (I shouldn't have to add any questions to this to get answers.)
  • 01-05-2014, 10:51 PM
    The8thPlague
    Quote Originally Posted by somethindarker View Post
    What did their try outs include? A light jog around the block and 50 jumping jacks? When I tried out for the show I had to do some free sparring at a location, show them my fight record and hand in a tape of at least one of my fights along with a "personality" tape. Jesus.

    Not tryin' to sound tough but from what I've seen if I had been on that show I woulda probably won it. lol.
    I wondered the same thing too. A bunch of scrubs on that show.
    And hell man, a random dude off the street with basic stand up could probably win this Season.
  • 01-05-2014, 11:51 AM
    somethindarker
    Quote Originally Posted by Cat--Smasher View Post
    Cung Le: UFC not to blame for inexperienced yoga instructor on ‘TUF: China’
    http://mmajunkie.com/2014/01/cung-le...-on-tuf-china/
    What did their try outs include? A light jog around the block and 50 jumping jacks? When I tried out for the show I had to do some free sparring at a location, show them my fight record and hand in a tape of at least one of my fights along with a "personality" tape. Jesus.

    Not tryin' to sound tough but from what I've seen if I had been on that show I woulda probably won it. lol.
  • 01-05-2014, 11:06 AM
    Cat--Smasher
    Cung Le: UFC not to blame for inexperienced yoga instructor on ‘TUF: China’
    http://mmajunkie.com/2014/01/cung-le...-on-tuf-china/
    During a recent Q&A session in Singapore, Le (9-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC) said he was perplexed as anyone as to why welterweight Li Jinying, a yoga instructor who said he hoped to parlay his “TUF” appearance into fame, was put on the show. However, Le suggested the show’s producers, and not the UFC, are more to blame for his inclusion (go to the 4:45 mark of the above video).

    “I’m not sure how many of you have seen the show, but some yoga instructor got through,” Le said. “That was not the UFC’s doing. I believe that was part of the TV show – he was from the hometown – and somehow that guy snuck under the radar.

    “That was a decision I had to make. If you haven’t watched it, I won’t ruin it, but one of the coaches had to go and put a little hurt on him and let him feel what punches with four-ounce gloves feel like it.”
  • 01-05-2014, 09:42 AM
    somethindarker
    Quote Originally Posted by IceCold48 View Post
    I find it weird that the guy from SIngapore who fought yesterday was rejected from TUF China, he was decent and I've been hearing, like you said, that some of the fighters are really underdeveloped.
    From what I've heard China isn't really interested in MMA in general because it messes with their martial arts traditions. Also that at least 60% of the fighters chosen are either friends, family or know people who got them in which is why that Yoga guy and a couple of other hobby mmartists are there, there's a term for it but I can't find the word right now. Now I'm not THAT familiar with the MMA scene in China but from what some friends and family tell me is that some of these guys are terrible representatives of the sport and most of the fighters, at least the ones that are good, leave China to train in either Korea, Japan, Russia or the US.

    edit; Nepotism, that's the word. Alot of it going on in that country.
  • 01-05-2014, 08:49 AM
    IceCold48
    Quote Originally Posted by somethindarker View Post
    I literally laughed when they refer to themselves as "players" or "contestants" and bleep out the ref's "Fight!" MMA is extremely underdeveloped in China even Cung Le couldn't believe the skill discrepancy in some of these fighters don't get me wrong there's like 2-3 maybe 4 guys that that would hold their own in the UFC but no title contenders or gatekeepers for that matter. I stopped after episode 3.
    I find it weird that the guy from SIngapore who fought yesterday was rejected from TUF China, he was decent and I've been hearing, like you said, that some of the fighters are really underdeveloped.
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