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When [Griffin] got off his little flurry on me, and he gave me everything he had, I was like, 'Oh man. I've seen every trick in the book,'" Evans said. "And I knew that there was nothing he could do to really hurt me. I felt all his power, and I was like, 'Man, I've got this. I've got this now.' And I wanted to let him know that [he] can't hurt me. It's going to be a long night from here on out.' It was just a little fun.

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Pretty sure everyone knew that was why he did it. Doesn't change my opinion that it was disrespectful, though.

My main thing isn't the act itself: It's the fact that Forrest was nothing but respectful and then he had to get cocky and be disrespectful right in the middle of the fight.

It doesn't matter, though. Some people like those types of fighters, and others don't. I'm the latter obviously. I just feel that in our violent sport it is even more important than in any other to be respectful. As a homage to the arts martial, and to illustrate for the fans and would-be fans that this is not a sport of violence and disrespect. It is a sport of dedication, self discipline, focused aggression, and deep respect. It is not boxing, it is not human cockfighting. It is the combination of a sharpened mind and body forged into a deadly weapon capable of striking out with deadly accuracy, but also completely controlled by a balanced mindset.

Antics like Rashad's show me nothing of this nature. Fighters like Fedor, Crocop, Noguiera, GSP and Lyoto Machida do. It is the difference between a lifelong martial artist and a guy who thinks he's bad simply because he learned to throw hands and grapple around a bit.

EDIT: And at the root of it all I believe this is why some people long for the days of PRIDE

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iv seen all he has to offer i have a great idea ill grab my package and blow him a kiss that should convey my point


-oh rashad you slay me

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Posted by Jackelope

Pretty sure everyone knew that was why he did it. Doesn't change my opinion that it was disrespectful, though.

My main thing isn't the act itself: It's the fact that Forrest was nothing but respectful and then he had to get cocky and be disrespectful right in the middle of the fight.

It doesn't matter, though. Some people like those types of fighters, and others don't. I'm the latter obviously. I just feel that in our violent sport it is even more important than in any other to be respectful. As a homage to the arts martial, and to illustrate for the fans and would-be fans that this is not a sport of violence and disrespect. It is a sport of dedication, self discipline, focused aggression, and deep respect. It is not boxing, it is not human cockfighting. It is the combination of a sharpened mind and body forged into a deadly weapon capable of striking out with deadly accuracy, but also completely controlled by a balanced mindset.

Antics like Rashad's show me nothing of this nature. Fighters like Fedor, Crocop, Noguiera, GSP and Lyoto Machida do. It is the difference between a lifelong martial artist and a guy who thinks he's bad simply because he learned to throw hands and grapple around a bit.

EDIT: And at the root of it all I believe this is why some people long for the days of PRIDE



How does Rashad catch so much sh*t for this, but fighters like Tito and Rampage don't get nearly as much sh*t for their trash talking.

Makes no sense to me

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Maybe he was trying to be like Apollo Creed

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Posted by TheNatural915

Maybe he was trying to be like Apollo Creed




ya the only way his impersanation could get any better is if fedor kils him

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Posted by SeanSalmonisGod


Posted by Jackelope

Pretty sure everyone knew that was why he did it. Doesn't change my opinion that it was disrespectful, though.

My main thing isn't the act itself: It's the fact that Forrest was nothing but respectful and then he had to get cocky and be disrespectful right in the middle of the fight.

It doesn't matter, though. Some people like those types of fighters, and others don't. I'm the latter obviously. I just feel that in our violent sport it is even more important than in any other to be respectful. As a homage to the arts martial, and to illustrate for the fans and would-be fans that this is not a sport of violence and disrespect. It is a sport of dedication, self discipline, focused aggression, and deep respect. It is not boxing, it is not human cockfighting. It is the combination of a sharpened mind and body forged into a deadly weapon capable of striking out with deadly accuracy, but also completely controlled by a balanced mindset.

Antics like Rashad's show me nothing of this nature. Fighters like Fedor, Crocop, Noguiera, GSP and Lyoto Machida do. It is the difference between a lifelong martial artist and a guy who thinks he's bad simply because he learned to throw hands and grapple around a bit.

EDIT: And at the root of it all I believe this is why some people long for the days of PRIDE



How does Rashad catch so much sh*t for this, but fighters like Tito and Rampage don't get nearly as much sh*t for their trash talking.

Makes no sense to me



Lets see talking sh*t and grabing your balls in the middle of a fight is a little different. He said the same old crap about Liddell I took his best shot and knew he couldn't hurt me. Well you took a shot at the end of a punch while you were backing up I don't think that was his best shot plus why did you spent the whole fight running. Also Forrest hasn't knock anyone out so what are your trying to say. "Punk nuff said"

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Posted by motorboatensob


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Posted by Jackelope

Pretty sure everyone knew that was why he did it. Doesn't change my opinion that it was disrespectful, though.

My main thing isn't the act itself: It's the fact that Forrest was nothing but respectful and then he had to get cocky and be disrespectful right in the middle of the fight.

It doesn't matter, though. Some people like those types of fighters, and others don't. I'm the latter obviously. I just feel that in our violent sport it is even more important than in any other to be respectful. As a homage to the arts martial, and to illustrate for the fans and would-be fans that this is not a sport of violence and disrespect. It is a sport of dedication, self discipline, focused aggression, and deep respect. It is not boxing, it is not human cockfighting. It is the combination of a sharpened mind and body forged into a deadly weapon capable of striking out with deadly accuracy, but also completely controlled by a balanced mindset.

Antics like Rashad's show me nothing of this nature. Fighters like Fedor, Crocop, Noguiera, GSP and Lyoto Machida do. It is the difference between a lifelong martial artist and a guy who thinks he's bad simply because he learned to throw hands and grapple around a bit.

EDIT: And at the root of it all I believe this is why some people long for the days of PRIDE



How does Rashad catch so much sh*t for this, but fighters like Tito and Rampage don't get nearly as much sh*t for their trash talking.

Makes no sense to me



Lets see talking sh*t and grabing your balls in the middle of a fight is a little different. He said the same old crap about Liddell I took his best shot and knew he couldn't hurt me. Well you took a shot at the end of a punch while you were backing up I don't think that was his best shot plus why did you spent the whole fight running. Also Forrest hasn't knock anyone out so what are your trying to say. "Punk nuff said"



Just seems to me that you are still sour about 88.

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Posted by SeanSalmonisGod


Posted by Jackelope

Pretty sure everyone knew that was why he did it. Doesn't change my opinion that it was disrespectful, though.

My main thing isn't the act itself: It's the fact that Forrest was nothing but respectful and then he had to get cocky and be disrespectful right in the middle of the fight.

It doesn't matter, though. Some people like those types of fighters, and others don't. I'm the latter obviously. I just feel that in our violent sport it is even more important than in any other to be respectful. As a homage to the arts martial, and to illustrate for the fans and would-be fans that this is not a sport of violence and disrespect. It is a sport of dedication, self discipline, focused aggression, and deep respect. It is not boxing, it is not human cockfighting. It is the combination of a sharpened mind and body forged into a deadly weapon capable of striking out with deadly accuracy, but also completely controlled by a balanced mindset.

Antics like Rashad's show me nothing of this nature. Fighters like Fedor, Crocop, Noguiera, GSP and Lyoto Machida do. It is the difference between a lifelong martial artist and a guy who thinks he's bad simply because he learned to throw hands and grapple around a bit.

EDIT: And at the root of it all I believe this is why some people long for the days of PRIDE



How does Rashad catch so much sh*t for this, but fighters like Tito and Rampage don't get nearly as much sh*t for their trash talking.

Makes no sense to me



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Posted by SeanSalmonisGod


Posted by Jackelope

Pretty sure everyone knew that was why he did it. Doesn't change my opinion that it was disrespectful, though.

My main thing isn't the act itself: It's the fact that Forrest was nothing but respectful and then he had to get cocky and be disrespectful right in the middle of the fight.

It doesn't matter, though. Some people like those types of fighters, and others don't. I'm the latter obviously. I just feel that in our violent sport it is even more important than in any other to be respectful. As a homage to the arts martial, and to illustrate for the fans and would-be fans that this is not a sport of violence and disrespect. It is a sport of dedication, self discipline, focused aggression, and deep respect. It is not boxing, it is not human cockfighting. It is the combination of a sharpened mind and body forged into a deadly weapon capable of striking out with deadly accuracy, but also completely controlled by a balanced mindset.

Antics like Rashad's show me nothing of this nature. Fighters like Fedor, Crocop, Noguiera, GSP and Lyoto Machida do. It is the difference between a lifelong martial artist and a guy who thinks he's bad simply because he learned to throw hands and grapple around a bit.

EDIT: And at the root of it all I believe this is why some people long for the days of PRIDE



How does Rashad catch so much sh*t for this, but fighters like Tito and Rampage don't get nearly as much sh*t for their trash talking.

Makes no sense to me



LMAO... apparently you haven't seen too many of my posts describing my feelings for Tito. Disrespect is disrespect in my book, and there are very few exceptions. When it is in response to another's disrespect I'm usually pretty o.k. with it. That's about the only time you'll see me o.k. with any fighter acting that way

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Posted by SeanSalmonisGod


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Posted by Jackelope

Pretty sure everyone knew that was why he did it. Doesn't change my opinion that it was disrespectful, though.

My main thing isn't the act itself: It's the fact that Forrest was nothing but respectful and then he had to get cocky and be disrespectful right in the middle of the fight.

It doesn't matter, though. Some people like those types of fighters, and others don't. I'm the latter obviously. I just feel that in our violent sport it is even more important than in any other to be respectful. As a homage to the arts martial, and to illustrate for the fans and would-be fans that this is not a sport of violence and disrespect. It is a sport of dedication, self discipline, focused aggression, and deep respect. It is not boxing, it is not human cockfighting. It is the combination of a sharpened mind and body forged into a deadly weapon capable of striking out with deadly accuracy, but also completely controlled by a balanced mindset.

Antics like Rashad's show me nothing of this nature. Fighters like Fedor, Crocop, Noguiera, GSP and Lyoto Machida do. It is the difference between a lifelong martial artist and a guy who thinks he's bad simply because he learned to throw hands and grapple around a bit.

EDIT: And at the root of it all I believe this is why some people long for the days of PRIDE



How does Rashad catch so much sh*t for this, but fighters like Tito and Rampage don't get nearly as much sh*t for their trash talking.

Makes no sense to me



Lets see talking sh*t and grabing your balls in the middle of a fight is a little different. He said the same old crap about Liddell I took his best shot and knew he couldn't hurt me. Well you took a shot at the end of a punch while you were backing up I don't think that was his best shot plus why did you spent the whole fight running. Also Forrest hasn't knock anyone out so what are your trying to say. "Punk nuff said"



Just seems to me that you are still sour about 88.



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In a nutshell what made ali great? it was because he was entertaining and he could back up what he said. So until someone shuts him up u cant argue with what he's doing.

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he backs up his antics... it's in the middle of a fight, he can disrespect the other fighter all he wants, especially if he backs it up.

Rampage won't play that ish though... he won't have the luxury of starting off slow just like he didn't against Tito.

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Rashad isn't the first fighter to do this kinda crap and he sure won't be the last.

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Whatever you call it, disrespect, showboating, running your mouth...it isn't cool.
It isn't cool in sports and it isn't cool anywhere else in society either really.
It's cool though...Rashad's day is soon coming.
As soon as Lyoto the Dragon Machida submits Thiago Silva...he is going to do the same to Rashad.

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