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Dana White Does Not-Repeat, Does Not-Condemn Aoki Actions

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UFC president Dana White says he’s the first guy to call “freak show” when he sees a match-up that shouldn’t happen. But when it comes to the behavior of fighters inside the cage, he’s far more forgiving. At least if you’re not Brock Lesnar. When it came to the subject of Shinya Aoki’s bad-boy turn, however, White was reluctant to issue condemnation. “This isn’t (expletive) baseball or one of these other sports,” White said at a gathering of reporters after Saturday’s UFC 108. “Sometimes these guys hate each other. When you break a guy’s arm that you hate, flip him off, and let him know you’re glad you broke his arm, I guess, it happens sometimes.
“It’s not the greatest sportsmanship, but, ‘oh, that guy is terrible, he’s a horrible man and he shouldn’t fight anymore,’ this is the fight business, man. Crazy stuff happens in the fight business sometimes.” Aoki gave Hirota a "Stone Cold Salute" immediately after their fight at Fields Dynamite!! on 12/31.

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Post #1   1/4/10 10:11:07AM   

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He's right, it's not a good thing but it's fighting and some times it gets emotional. I think Brocks was a little different though, I don't blame Dana for being pissed about that one.

Post #2   1/4/10 10:14:06AM   

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If anyone shouldn't of been given another chance after what they've done, it's Gilbert Yvel.

I was shocked when I heard he was signed.

Post #3   1/4/10 11:23:20AM   

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This article says to me that Dana is shopping Aoki.

And to me at least, a PRO fighter should act that way at all time - PROFESSIONAL. I'm a huge Nick Diaz fan, granted, but really this seems worse to me to give a finger after breaking someone's arm than a post fight situation where there's tension.

Yes, hate can be harnessed as a tool, but after you break someone's arm, the pro thing to is let that wave pass. I'm saying hate can be a cardio bump, or even a training tool, but as soon as the ref calls the fight all hatred should cease since it is no longer necessary.


edit: wootwoot 100 posts! only took me almost 3 years! lol

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Posted by John_Jobber

This article says to me that Dana is shopping Aoki.

And to me at least, a PRO fighter should act that way at all time - PROFESSIONAL. I'm a huge Nick Diaz fan, granted, but really this seems worse to me to give a finger after breaking someone's arm than a post fight situation where there's tension.

Yes, hate can be harnessed as a tool, but after you break someone's arm, the pro thing to is let that wave pass. I'm saying hate can be a cardio bump, or even a training tool, but as soon as the ref calls the fight all hatred should cease since it is no longer necessary.


edit: wootwoot 100 posts! only took me almost 3 years! lol



So it is worse to give someone the finger after the fight then to wait until the hospital and knock the guy out cold???? Hatred does not turn off because you fight. It takes time to come down of the emotions.

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Posted by John_Jobber

This article says to me that Dana is shopping Aoki.

And to me at least, a PRO fighter should act that way at all time - PROFESSIONAL. I'm a huge Nick Diaz fan, granted, but really this seems worse to me to give a finger after breaking someone's arm than a post fight situation where there's tension.

Yes, hate can be harnessed as a tool, but after you break someone's arm, the pro thing to is let that wave pass. I'm saying hate can be a cardio bump, or even a training tool, but as soon as the ref calls the fight all hatred should cease since it is no longer necessary.


edit: wootwoot 100 posts! only took me almost 3 years! lol



Hatred can be way deeper than any fight, as shown by Kid Yamamoto vs. Tetsuo Katsuta. Breaking a guys arm doesn't mean you like him afterwards.

Post #6   1/4/10 4:49:17PM