Lesnar lost my respect COMPLETELY!!!

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emfleek
7/14/09 3:38:22PM

Posted by slapshot

How is calling a fighter a piece of sh*t not bashing?



I stand corrected. I read it as saying "PS".
david1677
7/14/09 5:09:16PM
yes it was meant that way apologies to those i offended i didnt read the proper literature before i posted i will try to follow the rules
david1677
7/14/09 5:11:42PM
but i still beleive it was more disrespectful to give the finger to someone you have in a triangle as opposed to after the match
the_01
7/14/09 6:43:51PM
Whether you like him or not, he dosnt care. And I bet we are all eagered to watch him fight again, and try guessing who his next opponent is. The guy is a huge success. Congratulations UFC.
fonduktoe
7/15/09 1:18:41AM
look... i don't care what people have to say on one side of the fence as opposed to the other
the fact that there is a fence is what's extraordinary
he's created as much emotional attachment to the sport as any fighter i've ever seen and be it good or bad you will be drawn to every event where he steps in the cage
i find this to be good for the sport because with emotional attachment comes excitement and excitement begets either satisfaction or disappointment
either way you're hooked
Leland
7/16/09 12:56:04PM

Posted by fonduktoe

look... i don't care what people have to say on one side of the fence as opposed to the other
the fact that there is a fence is what's extraordinary
he's created as much emotional attachment to the sport as any fighter i've ever seen and be it good or bad you will be drawn to every event where he steps in the cage
i find this to be good for the sport because with emotional attachment comes excitement and excitement begets either satisfaction or disappointment
either way you're hooked



Good point. I want to watch him lose, hence more money for the UFC

Lesnar is not a class act at all. Seems like he is trying to be a heel in WWE to me. Kind of sucks. The guy needs to show at least a hint of respect. But I guess you put Mir and Lesnar together and its just back and forth with both of them. They both have huge egos and big mouths.
copcopps
7/16/09 3:03:28PM
Brock needs to change his last name to DIaz that's all I'm gonna say
ObsoleteMan
7/16/09 7:46:59PM

Posted by Rush

Do I have any more or less respect for Brock after this fight? No. There are a lot of fighters that I think are just as bad or worse than Brock. Running your mouth before or right after the fight is no different in my eyes.



Really? I think it makes a world of difference. Talking trash before a fight a) can get in a guy's head, and maybe nudge him towards not fighting the fight he should, b) hypes the fans up, leading to more buys on your card and c) is almost certainly encouraged by the UFC so they can cut those pre-fight promos. All valid reasons, and none necessarily with any malice.

After a winning fight though? You already proved you're the better fighter; what else needs to be said? It's the height of poor sportsmanship and is something you'll almost never see in a mainstream sport. Even when you do, they get some leeway because they're so established. In a burgeoning sport like this, on the main event of a huge card, probably tens of thousands' first exposure to it, we got Brock Lesnar, WWE superstar, putting on a huge spectacle, flipping off crowds*, spitting at cameras, insulting sponsors, and talking about crawling on top of his wife.

It might get a few more buys to "watch him lose" and all that, but it's not worth the lost respect, imo. Anyone read the 'mainstream' media coverage of the event? It was brutal. MMA can only go so far without being covered regularly in newspapers and TV, and those antics don't help.

*To be fair, the crowd WAS pretty ridiculous with the boos. Lesnar's GNP was way more effective than GSP's was that night, and he got nothing for it from the crowd. He still needs to be the bigger man, though. Take the 3 million they just paid you and walk it off.
emfleek
7/17/09 8:41:36AM

Posted by ObsoleteMan

Really? I think it makes a world of difference. Talking trash before a fight a) can get in a guy's head, and maybe nudge him towards not fighting the fight he should, b) hypes the fans up, leading to more buys on your card and c) is almost certainly encouraged by the UFC so they can cut those pre-fight promos. All valid reasons, and none necessarily with any malice.

After a winning fight though? You already proved you're the better fighter; what else needs to be said? It's the height of poor sportsmanship and is something you'll almost never see in a mainstream sport. Even when you do, they get some leeway because they're so established. In a burgeoning sport like this, on the main event of a huge card, probably tens of thousands' first exposure to it, we got Brock Lesnar, WWE superstar, putting on a huge spectacle, flipping off crowds*, spitting at cameras, insulting sponsors, and talking about crawling on top of his wife.

It might get a few more buys to "watch him lose" and all that, but it's not worth the lost respect, imo. Anyone read the 'mainstream' media coverage of the event? It was brutal. MMA can only go so far without being covered regularly in newspapers and TV, and those antics don't help.

*To be fair, the crowd WAS pretty ridiculous with the boos. Lesnar's GNP was way more effective than GSP's was that night, and he got nothing for it from the crowd. He still needs to be the bigger man, though. Take the 3 million they just paid you and walk it off.



Great post.
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