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    Lightbulb 6 Idiotic Reasons People Hate MMA

    Nice Article about some of the dumb reasons people hate our sport.


    As MMA becomes more and more popular there are more and more people speaking out against this wonderful sport. These are 6 of the stupid reasons why people hate MMA.

    6. Close Mindedness- The most obvious reason people don't like the sport is the same reason people can't embrace a number of things, close mindedness. I have friends that no matter what I tell them they just will not watch one single fight and they just can't understand why I'm so enthuastic when I speak about it. It goes in one ear and out the other just because its something new to their world, and that just scares close minded people off immediately.


    5. The Violence- This is probably the most popular reason not to watch MMA and is absolutely absurd. Our society is a violent one, no one can deny that and thats why people watch football(the most popular sport here in America), boxing, pro wrestling, and other contact sports. Take pro wrestling, anybody who knows about pro wrestling knows that these "bumps" that wrestlers take are real and result in numorous injuries and death. Think about it would you rather have your kid mimicking MMA or pro wrestling(jumping off your roof)? Just turn on your local news channel and then talk to me about MMA violence, its a media(fox news) manufactured lie that its too "brutal", give me a break.


    4. There's No Skill Involved, Its Just a Street Fight- When I hear people say this(and I have) all I can do is laugh my face off. Well if thats what you think, start an MMA organization, sign lets say Fedor Emelianenko or Anderson Silva, then find the greatest street fighter in the world(not Kimbo, he actually trains, but would still lose miserably to the aforementioned fighters), sign him, put them in the cage and prove your point. What would happen is the street fighter would likely be KO'd or submitted in under a minute with ease. Its just an outright spit in the face to any good MMA fighter to say there's no skill involved.


    3. Its Boring, All They Do Is Lay on Each Other- This is a sad reason people can't embrace MMA. Often times its just rotten luck of the person who might walk-in in the middle of a boring fight and that turns them away forever. Its common knowledge among MMA fans that when bringing someone new into the sport, you show some stand-up wars first like Forrest Griffin vs Stephan Bonnar 1 or Quinton Jackson vs Chuck Liddell 1, two great fights that have little to zero ground game. Further down the road as they watch more fights its almost inevitable that they will start to appreciate a Fedor/Nog 1 or a Griffin/Edgar.


    2. I'm a Boxing Fan- Utterly retarded reason for hating MMA, thats right I said it. "Duh, I like watching people get punched in the face, but only if they wear those big red shiny gloves and I know the guys names". I don't have a problem with boxing, a good boxing match is entertaining and skillful, but its not an actual fight, its a punching war. Ask a boxer like Oscar De La Hoya or Pretty Boy Floyd(who swears he could do it, LOL) and ask them to take 3-4 low leg kicks from Thiago Alves, Crocop or even a retired Bas Rutten without crying like a little girl. Better yet ask them to defend a Matt Hughes, GSP, Matt Hamill or Randy Couture takedown without having their spine rearranged. Its 2 different sports, but boxing guys like Jim Lampley have to run their mouth after every boxing event or go on ESPN/Fox to "defend" their sport. Its a ridiculous argument in which to hate MMA and they know it.


    1. Ignorance is Bliss- Of course the number 1 reason is just plain old ignorance. Here's talking to you Bill O'Reilly, Sean Hannity, John McCain(although we've pretty much won him over), Jim Lampley, Bernard Goldberg and pretty much every old boxing enthusiast or Fox News analyst. The number 1 reason these people hate MMA is that they've never watched it! Its like saying you hate a movie without watching it. These idiots have it engrained in their little minds that this sport can have no redeeming factors, no grace, no skill, and no intelligence, the fighters are just bar room brawlers. All old time boxing enthusiasts and all Fox News analysts can stick it because believe me when I tell everyone that it is they who have no redeeming factors, no skill and most of all no intelligence.

    Now I'm not saying MMA is for everyone, its not, there are people that will not watch anything violent, but just because you don't watch it doesn't mean you can't respect it because these are elite athletes just like baseball and football players and they put it all on the line every time out for us fans. If you aren't into MMA, that's fine, but hopefully its not for one of the reasons above
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    i can see why people won't watch do to violence. it makes sense. that shouldn't be on the list.

    same with boxing fan. my cousin is a boxing fan, and he doesnt like the ground aspect of mma. nothing wrong with that.

    and his statement about the close mindnedness is irrelevant. some people just dont like it from what they see. even if you explain it to them and they understand doesn't mean that they are close minded.

    not everyone is going to like mma, not everyone is going to like hockey, not everyone is going to like vodka, not everyone is going to like Fedor.

    the guy who wrote that has WAY too much time on his hands.

    but rep'd for brining a breath of fresh air into this section. the threads are getting repetative.

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    I actually liked the article, probably too short and not insightful enough.

    The Violence: My argument would be how many people supported going to War with Iraq like 80% , what is War but the most brutal violent act humans can do to each other.
    Myself I rather see all conflicts by nations settled in the ring/cage.
    Imagine instead of going to war nations settled their conflicts with a MMA fight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Intellectual View Post
    i can see why people won't watch do to violence. it makes sense. that shouldn't be on the list.

    same with boxing fan. my cousin is a boxing fan, and he doesnt like the ground aspect of mma. nothing wrong with that.

    and his statement about the close mindnedness is irrelevant. some people just dont like it from what they see. even if you explain it to them and they understand doesn't mean that they are close minded.

    not everyone is going to like mma, not everyone is going to like hockey, not everyone is going to like vodka, not everyone is going to like Fedor.

    the guy who wrote that has WAY too much time on his hands.

    but rep'd for brining a breath of fresh air into this section. the threads are getting repetative.
    agreed.

    Also, you can't assume that a guy that thinks MMA is violent and dangerous thinks that American Football and Wrestling aren't.

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    I think the author of this article was talking more about sports writers who embrace the NFL then thrash MMA for being to violent.

    Everyone hates on Pro Wrestlers, but they are the hardest working stunt-men around.

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    The ignorance is bliss reason seems to be the biggest amount and a bunch of numbskulls who know next to nothing about it and thinking they know why they don't like it.

    My older brother who's a Marine doesn't like it any more because he feels it's less Martial Artsy than the older days. Go figure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoucheBigalow View Post
    The ignorance is bliss reason seems to be the biggest amount and a bunch of numbskulls who know next to nothing about it and thinking they know why they don't like it.

    My older brother who's a Marine doesn't like it any more because he feels it's less Martial Artsy than the older days. Go figure.
    He's kinda right, its more of a blending of all martial arts now. there are no more Kickboxer versus Brazilian JuJitsu or traditional JuJitsu vs. Karate fights.

    The top martial art if BJJ if you don't know that then you will never go far in MMA, even the best wrestlers must learn BJJ so they can defend against it.

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    I can only guess that the majority of the controversy behind MMA will die off as newer generations grow up with the sport (assuming MMA can be called mainstream now). To me, if a kid grows up with a sport, even if she or he doesn't play or watch it, they won't intrinsically be against the sport. Joe Rogan may hate baseball, but he's not going to join any rallies to protest the sport. Once guys like Bill O'Reilly get too old to be on TV and kids grow up with MMA as a generally accepted sport, perhaps we see a list like this ever again.
    Percy Crawford: You were a part of one of the craziest things I've ever seen in MMA. What did you think of the double knockout?

    Shonie Carter: Man, you know those fuckers are being nominated for an ESPY? Everybody is busting my balls about my reaction. I didn't know whether to shit or go blind.

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    Here's one thing to remember, the guy who brought MMA to the forefront is Dana White. Everyone remember him getting ripped apart on Bill O'Reilly's show trying to explain MMA. I commend Dana White for what he has done to make MMA grow, but as the President, he should have done that behind the scenes, and not trying to make himself a superstar. His foul mouth, and scowl, and selfish attitude, turn mainstream people away from the sport. He could have grown the sport behind the scenes without putting himself on the forefront. He's MMA's version of Puffy Combs, or P. Diddy, or Diddy or whatever the hell he calls himself these days.

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    i thought the number 1 reason why people hate MMA was going to read:

    1. YAMMA Pit Fighting

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