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UFC BOSS EXPLAINS WHY HE ALLOWED ERIK PEREZ'S LUCHADOR MASK AT UFC 155

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LAS VEGAS – Sunglasses, fanny packs, dog collars, Speedos, wigs, chains, sequin dresses, chest-hair arrows and a super-sized turkey club have all have accompanied UFC fighters on fight week.

With UFC bantamweight Erik Perez, though, UFC President Dana White drew the line at a luchador mask.

The headgear has long been tied to professional wrestling in Perez's home country of Mexico, but White initially nixed the 23-year-old plan's to don such a mask this weekend at UFC 155.

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Post #1   12/28/12 4:07:08PM   

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I love the crazy entrances. Lawlor and Mayhem specifically. It's all in fun so I'm not sure why Dana hates it so much.

Post #2   12/28/12 4:09:58PM   

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Posted by FastKnockout

I love the crazy entrances. Lawlor and Mayhem specifically. It's all in fun so I'm not sure why Dana hates it so much.



Same here, and I'll add Genki and Saku to the list as well. I get that he doesn't want MMA to be equated to pro wrestling. If they want the fighters to get more fans via twitter and give out bonuses for that stuff, then why not let the guys get more fans with crazy entrances. Most of us are suckers for that shit. Let them entertain bro!

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Posted by FastKnockout

I love the crazy entrances. Lawlor and Mayhem specifically. It's all in fun so I'm not sure why Dana hates it so much.



Same here, and I'll add Genki and Saku to the list as well. I get that he doesn't want MMA to be equated to pro wrestling. If they want the fighters to get more fans via twitter and give out bonuses for that stuff, then why not let the guys get more fans with crazy entrances. Most of us are suckers for that shit. Let them entertain bro!




If I was Dana I would concentrate on not giving out sketchy title shots. Nothing screams pro-wrestling like a man who talks his way to a title with fancy one liners.

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I also enjoy flashy & unique entrances! They are suppose to fire the crowd up & get the fighter pumped! These fighters train hard as fuck & dedicate there lives to this sport, if they feel like sporting a mask while they walk to the cage then fuckin let em! Its no different then Cerrones cowboy hat or Guillards sunglasses! Plus it gives the fighters a little recognition.. for example remember that tiny Japanese fellow who stepped in last minute to fight Bruce Leroy a couple months back..? No I don't either but maybe this will jog your memory

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Prides entrances were legendary

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Rony Bezerra walks out with a Jason mask
Freakshow walked out with a clown mask
Bigfoot walks out with an Easter Island mask....oh wait that's his real face

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Posted by Bubbles

Rony Bezerra walks out with a Jason mask
Freakshow walked out with a clown mask
Bigfoot walks out with an Easter Island mask....oh wait that's his real face



While we are at it: Hallman came out in a speedo while Ebersole was rocking his hairo, that one dude rocked a shirt with Babalu's mug shot, Andy also rocked a mask in the Vitor weigh-in. I'm sure there are a lot more that haven't been mentioned but I think we can all agree that pre-fight shenanigans are awesome. King Mo's entrance was often doper than his fights.

You dudes remember in dream that pro-wrastler rocked his mask in the ring and then got head kicked by CroCop? Instant classic.

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You dudes remember in dream that pro-wrastler rocked his mask in the ring and then got head kicked by CroCop? Instant classic.


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Posted by Bubbles


Posted by BillsNewAccount
You dudes remember in dream that pro-wrastler rocked his mask in the ring and then got head kicked by CroCop? Instant classic.





This is WWE wrestler Alberto Del Rio is it not?

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Posted by babalu46


Posted by Bubbles


Posted by BillsNewAccount
You dudes remember in dream that pro-wrastler rocked his mask in the ring and then got head kicked by CroCop? Instant classic.





This is WWE wrestler Alberto Del Rio is it not?



Yes, AKA Dos Caras Jr.

Post #11   12/30/12 4:09:47AM