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Thread: Dana White: Soccer Is 'The Least Talented Sport On Earth'

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    Quote Originally Posted by end it with a left View Post
    How old is this article? It seems to be the same thing Dana said when he was in either Toronto or Montreal before one of the UFC's and they brought him to a hockey game to check it out. So I'm thinking B.E just regurgitated a quote from 2-3 years ago for a slow news day. Come on all you mma writers out there, just because it's going to be on the web and not in a magazine or news paper doesn't mean you should just slap some shit together and call it an article. I can't wait until the day when internet news sites start mirroring the quality of a paper article from before the internet got big. Cause lets face it with all the news paper cut backs their articles (atleast where I live) have been pretty shitty as of the last couple years.
    It is from the Calgary UFC press conference from just the other day.

    Dana pandering to the Canadian fans as I previously mentioned.

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    Pretty stupid comment. Pretty sure you could do MMA at the age of 3, also...and teams don't only focus on offense...which is why your average score isn't 12 to 11.

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    Has dana even tried to play soccer? I bet he couldn't hit the ball in the net from outside the box without a goalie or defenders.. If he said it wasn't exciting to watch he may have something to work with, but to say it takes no talent is fucking stupid.. I think he's just mad that it is the most popular sport in the world.. not MMA

    Quote Originally Posted by CRisCO View Post
    I mean it says something about a sport when women can easily beat men at it.
    I don't watch much soccer, but i have watched the mens and womens world cup occasionally.. and judging from that it seems like there is a big gap in skill. Compared to the men, it seems like the women make much more mistakes and have much worse ball handling (gigidy.) Not to mention their shots come off slower and have much less power. Please elaborate on how women can easily beat men.
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    Eh it's an opinion he has a right to voice his we have a right to disagree. Personally I have no interest in team sports at all. I only like combat sports and really only mma anymore. Hell the closest thing to a team sport I ever watched was the IFL. Oh and I don't like NASCAR either. That said ALL real sports require skill and dedication. He speaks as if anyone off the street could just walk into a stadium and be a successful soccer player pandering or not that is just untrue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by disposableassassin View Post
    Eh it's an opinion he has a right to voice his we have a right to disagree. Personally I have no interest in team sports at all. I only like combat sports and really only mma anymore. Hell the closest thing to a team sport I ever watched was the IFL. Oh and I don't like NASCAR either. That said ALL real sports require skill and dedication. He speaks as if anyone off the street could just walk into a stadium and be a successful soccer player pandering or not that is just untrue.
    which is what we are all doing lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by MIZJUDOZOU View Post
    Dumb dumb comments by dana.

    Way to piss off the fans of one of the most popular sports in the world.
    True. I am very offended by what he just said. It doesn't even make any sense to me. Brazil, a place where Soccer is the main sport, is hosting one of the biggest events in the UFC's history, oh and by the way, it's been presented in a soccer stadium.

    Soccer is the most popular sport in the world, that is a fact. Everywhere else that the UFC is trying to break into, soccer is the main sport. So why insult the sport of soccer? People love soccer, they'll just get offended.

    Obviously people of the US, and especially depending where you grow up, they probably won't like soccer if they grow up with sports such as hockey, football or basketball. That's ok, to each his own. No need to bash other sports if you know NOTHING about it, no need to even comment on it.

    So Soccer is the "lest talented sport on earth?" wow, that is one of the most ignorant things I have ever heard. What about the cardio one needs in order to run 6 to 7 miles per game, including sprints? There are SOOOOOOOOOOoo MAAAAAAANYYYYY things that Dana would never even dream of learning to do....

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    I dunno. You gotta be in pretty good shape to play soccer. Especially pro's, those guys are in phenomenal shape. There are some crazy athletic and coordinated soccer players. Take Christiano Ronaldo for example, or pretty much the whole Brazilian national team.

    I will say though that the dives and all the acting are really not doing the game justice, and I could see people's frustration with the all that crap. I never played that way. If you get tripped or fouled, you keep playing and just get that fucker then next time around.

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    Stupid comment. I'd like to see Dana step on the field and try it. Meanwhile, MMA has Bob Sapp...
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    I would have went with least honorable sport on earth.

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    Bocce by far

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