I hear this used a lot to defend fighters like the Diazes and Rousey. I 100% disagree with the whole "being real" makes their behavior okay line of thought. Just being who you are is all fine and good but if who you are is a douche bag, maybe you SHOULD try changing who you are. (For the record I'm not SAYING the Diazes are Douche bags, wouldn't want this thread to turn into another Sakara farewell thread).
Originally Posted by rivethead
Being an adult means some times you have to act the way you should rather than the way you want. That's what having class and professionalism is. I highly doubt Meisha wanted to shake Ronda's after she lost but that's what a classy professional does.
If I talked to clients and co workers the way I want to I'd be out of a job. I understand it's different because they get paid to fight and their antics sell fights but, guys like Fedor and GSP could sell fights with out acting like they're in high school. Yes they're talented but their antics make me have no desire to see them fight.
I also wouldn't agree that their antics are any better than Chael's. I believe in judging people based on their actions. Whether you act like a douche because it comes natural to you or because people think it's cool you are still acting like a douche so I will view you as one (unless you are Phil Baroni cause that shit just aint worth the drama).
My Favorite Fighters
1)Gray Maynard 2)Dan Henderson 3)Minotauro Nogueira 4)Wanderlei Silva 5)Roy Nelson 6)Tim Boetsch 7)Mark Hunt 8)Shogun Rua 9)Lyoto Machida 10) Connor McGregor