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Why on earth were there so many boo's for Anderson Silva tonight? Seriously? He's such a polite, respectful, class act, with an exciting-as-hell game. Was it just the drunk American UFC fans there being "patriotic" by booing the current Middleweight champ? Am I being over-sensative and coming out of the closet as an Anderson nuthugger? What gives?

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Post #1   3/4/07 1:55:43AM   

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Part of it was Franklin's home crowd. Nonetheless, it's wrong and unfortunately, not surprising

Post #2   3/4/07 2:07:35AM   

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Posted by Manfred

Part of it was Franklin's home crowd. Nonetheless, it's wrong and unfortunately, not surprising



Yep. I'll never understand why you would boo but I guess it's expected at a UFC event.

Post #3   3/4/07 2:09:11AM   

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This is the same crowd that probably grew up with the WWE. They see fighters as "good" and "bad". It's just that most people don't have much insight to the fighters and what MMA is about. They just see it as entertainment and pick their favorites.

I've gotta hand it to Ace though. He stood in there, after his win, and gave respect to Silva. Then, when the crowd started booing, he politely corrected them and told them not to do that and give him respect. I wasn't much of a Franklin fan, but I think much more highly of him after that and the fact he is trying to educate and curb a growing problem with the UFC crowds.

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Franklin handled the booing better than Tim giving them the finger after the Monson fight, that's for sure.

Post #5   3/4/07 2:19:57AM   

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Posted by Thalzaar

This is the same crowd that probably grew up with the WWE. They see fighters as "good" and "bad". It's just that most people don't have much insight to the fighters and what MMA is about. They just see it as entertainment and pick their favorites.

I've gotta hand it to Ace though. He stood in there, after his win, and gave respect to Silva. Then, when the crowd started booing, he politely corrected them and told them not to do that and give him respect. I wasn't much of a Franklin fan, but I think much more highly of him after that and the fact he is trying to educate and curb a growing problem with the UFC crowds.

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Very true, i think he'd grow on the average fan if he could speak english. Home town crowd was just hyped Rich Franklin was in fighting in town.

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Posted by Thalzaar

This is the same crowd that probably grew up with the WWE. They see fighters as "good" and "bad". It's just that most people don't have much insight to the fighters and what MMA is about. They just see it as entertainment and pick their favorites.

I've gotta hand it to Ace though. He stood in there, after his win, and gave respect to Silva. Then, when the crowd started booing, he politely corrected them and told them not to do that and give him respect. I wasn't much of a Franklin fan, but I think much more highly of him after that and the fact he is trying to educate and curb a growing problem with the UFC crowds.

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Excellent point. I've never thought about the WWE culture affecting the UFC crowd. It still sickens me when they boo a class guy like Anderson though. Ace handled it with respect. I actually think Randy and Ace should give Sylvia some lessons on tact.

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Posted by Thalzaar

This is the same crowd that probably grew up with the WWE. They see fighters as "good" and "bad". It's just that most people don't have much insight to the fighters and what MMA is about. They just see it as entertainment and pick their favorites.

I've gotta hand it to Ace though. He stood in there, after his win, and gave respect to Silva. Then, when the crowd started booing, he politely corrected them and told them not to do that and give him respect. I wasn't much of a Franklin fan, but I think much more highly of him after that and the fact he is trying to educate and curb a growing problem with the UFC crowds.

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Excellent point. I've never thought about the WWE culture affecting the UFC crowd. It still sickens me when they boo a class guy like Anderson though. Ace handled it with respect. I actually think Randy and Ace should give Sylvia some lessons on tact.



But werent they booing at anderson? Im pretty sure Rich did a decent job of handling it. But every time i watch a UFC event i get disgusted with the fans there. Why Boo? These guys put everything they have into a fight. Some quit full time jobs to do this and then they get booed?

Lets just wait until the UFC comes to the UK and Canada. Lets see how much booing goes on then. I have personally never seen any fighters get booed at a Canadian event whehter they were American, Canadian, British, japanese or whatever.

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It wasn't Vegas either. It was the "heartland" crowd. Be glad it wasn't Alabama.

Post #9   3/4/07 10:04:22AM   

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The booing drives me up the wall. The two things I hate are booing and fighter bashing. These guys lay it on the line like no other atheletes. When I went to Atlantic City for UFC 53, people next to me were booing. I turned to the guys and said, "If you feel you can do better, please feel free to walk on down and get into the cage." They started flapping their gums like the keyboard warriors they were.

They started booing again and my wife could see me seething. My wife is a Detective here in the great state of Maryland. Not much she can do in Atlantic City but she turned to them and said, "Listen, this guy that politely asked you to stop is out on parole for assault and battery. The last UFC fight he went, he hurt a couple of people in the crowd for booing. The Parole Board feels that it would be good therapy if he came to another UFC fight and learn how to deal with the situations don't he doesn't agree with and not react to it." She told them she was a Jersey cop and was escorting me as part of my parole. The lady can think quick to difuse a situation. That's my girl

Pretty funny. The guys next to us never said another word the rest of the night. They had no clue who Evan Tanner was. He fought Franklin for the belt that night. They didn't know who Karo was. Who Shonie was. It was sad sitting next to people who want to watch a WWE match. Talking about how if Triple H or Stone Cold were in there they would wipe up.

Booing sucks and so does fighter bashing. If you can make a intelligent arguement why you don't like fighter so and so, I have no problem with that. It's when I hear or read, "So and so sucks, he's a chump." and it ticks me off.

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they held off a bit for the randy/tim fight.. i was pleased UNTIL the fourth round till you heard murmers of boo,boo then it started growing and growing. the same thing with matt hughes/chris lytle. they'll save their boo's if its an "american hero"


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Posted by zephead

The booing drives me up the wall. The two things I hate are booing and fighter bashing. These guys lay it on the line like no other atheletes. When I went to Atlantic City for UFC 53, people next to me were booing. I turned to the guys and said, "If you feel you can do better, please feel free to walk on down and get into the cage." They started flapping their gums like the keyboard warriors they were.

They started booing again and my wife could see me seething. My wife is a Detective here in the great state of Maryland. Not much she can do in Atlantic City but she turned to them and said, "Listen, this guy that politely asked you to stop is out on parole for assault and battery. The last UFC fight he went, he hurt a couple of people in the crowd for booing. The Parole Board feels that it would be good therapy if he came to another UFC fight and learn how to deal with the situations don't he doesn't agree with and not react to it." She told them she was a Jersey cop and was escorting me as part of my parole. The lady can think quick to difuse a situation. That's my girl

Pretty funny. The guys next to us never said another word the rest of the night. They had no clue who Evan Tanner was. He fought Franklin for the belt that night. They didn't know who Karo was. Who Shonie was. It was sad sitting next to people who want to watch a WWE match. Talking about how if Triple H or Stone Cold were in there they would wipe up.

Booing sucks and so does fighter bashing. If you can make a intelligent arguement why you don't like fighter so and so, I have no problem with that. It's when I hear or read, "So and so sucks, he's a chump." and it ticks me off.

Sorry about the rant.



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LOL

I do not blame Sylvia at all for fingering the fans after the monson fihgts.
But when he did that he basically condoned the boooing, He gave the people a bad guy.

I've been to King of the cage in Canada and there is some booing there too.

I think its a north american thing not just an american thing.

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I think it comes from two things. I don't think you will ever hear booing from most people who have participated in a combat sport, wether it be wrestling, boxing, and up through MMA. These people understand the dedication it takes to participate.

It is also a culture thing. Too many wanna be bad asses. Most true bad asses even have respect for these fighters. I think these fans should just go to their hip hop concerts and let the rest of us enjoy ourselves.

Oh, Canada would boo Matt Hughes, so don't try to use that arguement.

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