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jc13
01-17-2011, 01:13 AM
This is just horrible.

The guy has a perfect record of 12-0 but denied a legit shot at the UFC.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2BjOiPkueto&feature=player_embedded

InsaneBlaze23
01-17-2011, 01:50 AM
It is what it is, UFC is avoiding complaint if he wins matches.
People will say he has a advantage with his hand, no fighters will want to fight him.

So I don't blame them for turning him done, because he has a better shot at fighting if doesn't go.

jc13
01-17-2011, 02:01 AM
It is what it is, UFC is avoiding complaint if he wins matches.
People will say he has a advantage with his hand, no fighters will want to fight him.

So I don't blame them for turning him done, because he has a better shot at fighting if doesn't go.

It's messed up.

I don't think its right to deny this guy a shot.

Hes a veteran a Marine a Country man.

Dana White is an A face.

Well at least Strikeforce can get this guy.

InsaneBlaze23
01-17-2011, 02:07 AM
It's messed up.

I don't think its right to deny this guy a shot.

Hes a veteran a Marine a Country man.

Dana White is an A face.

Well at least Strikeforce can get this guy.

I love the troops, but just because you are a troop or former troop, doesn't mean you get special treatment in a company, if that was the case, then the number of homeless troops would be allot smaller.

The thing is, White is a a-hole, but it's all about the fighters, and the fighters will not line up to fight the guy, so he would just be there, with no fights. I don't even think stikeforce will sign him, if they do then fine, but they don't it was for the same reason.

jc13
01-17-2011, 02:16 AM
Too bad PRIDE FC isnt around anymore..

They would have signed this guy in a heart beat.

If your aware of Japanese MMA they love Freakshow fights.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZqsLJKeyR0w

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2i0iZcLIrTQ&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sSxCrp6h6hE (my favorite)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G90YcgwAZTM (second favorite)

Thats just a taste Id find more but its late.

Frenchy180
01-17-2011, 03:17 AM
Too bad PRIDE FC isnt around anymore..

They would have signed this guy in a heart beat.

If your aware of Japanese MMA they love Freakshow fights.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZqsLJKeyR0w

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2i0iZcLIrTQ&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sSxCrp6h6hE (my favorite)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G90YcgwAZTM (second favorite)

Thats just a taste Id find more but its late.

So... It's wrong for a company to not hire someone due to a potential competitive advantage, but completely ok to call him a "freak show" ?

InsaneBlaze23
01-17-2011, 03:20 AM
So... It's wrong for a company to not hire someone due to a potential competitive advantage, but completely ok to call him a "freak show" ?

I don't think he meant the term to any harm.
I think what he meant, was they tend to hire fighters that are unique, like a 7'3 foot fighter for example.

Southstander
01-17-2011, 03:30 AM
I hope he sues UFC fordiscrimination.

Frenchy180
01-17-2011, 04:06 AM
I don't think he meant the team to any harm.
I think what he meant, was they tend to hire fighters that are unique, like a 7'3 foot fighter for example.

Ah, If that's the case, than I apologize for jumping on his case like that.

InsaneBlaze23
01-17-2011, 04:11 AM
Had a small typo in my earlier post, it's fixed now.

Jay3
01-17-2011, 06:56 AM
You guys are freaking me out :D.

rst08tierney
01-17-2011, 10:05 AM
Steel hands? You gotta love his first knock out punch.

xX-Bronco-Xx
01-17-2011, 11:24 AM
I'm guessing half of you didn't actually watch the video.

Captain_23
01-17-2011, 11:40 AM
The video is fake... and I find the video quite offensive, because they are mocking disabled Veterans... I dont find it funny at all. Because i have seen, and have soldiers next to me lose their legs, due to IED blast... I dont think the video is funny at all. So they can take there joke of a video and laugh by themselves... I been to Iraq twice, and am currently on tour in afghanistan, and watching an offensive video like this doesnt sit well with me at all..

ThatBroncosReppinDCboy
01-17-2011, 11:51 AM
lmao ppl acting all serious over a fake video lol. video was really good really funny. thought it was real at first

jc13
01-17-2011, 12:08 PM
I'm guessing half of you didn't actually watch the video.

lol of course they did.

it was just a laugh i thought id share.

If you've heard of the mock news show called The Onion you probably heard of this new Mock Sports show called SportsDome or something like that.

I just found out about it a couple days ago it comes out on Comedy Central.

It's supposed to be like Sportscenter but really stupid.

InsaneBlaze and whoever else posted seriously was just playing along with me being serious.

baphamet
01-17-2011, 02:02 PM
LMAO!! this thread is epic! its funny to see so many that took it serious. :laugh:

Southstander
01-17-2011, 06:15 PM
Mocking disabled Vets is NEVER ok.

InsaneBlaze23
01-17-2011, 06:18 PM
I wont lie, I didn't watch the video, which is my fault, but since it's fake, it should have never been posted, and it's a insult to injured troops.

jc13
01-17-2011, 06:27 PM
well i didn't post it with the intentions of mocking injured vets.

I though it was kind of funny.

My two friends who are marines thought it was funny.

should of just posted it on the mma thread :ugh:

Spice 1
01-17-2011, 06:47 PM
The video is fake... and I find the video quite offensive, because they are mocking disabled Veterans... I dont find it funny at all. Because i have seen, and have soldiers next to me lose their legs, due to IED blast... I dont think the video is funny at all. So they can take there joke of a video and laugh by themselves... I been to Iraq twice, and am currently on tour in afghanistan, and watching an offensive video like this doesnt sit well with me at all..

I have to agree. I know jc didn't mean anything by it though.

jc13
01-17-2011, 06:55 PM
well when i saw the video at first I thought it was hilarious at an mma fan standpoint.

But after watching it again a second time I realized that it is kind of cruel.

Frenchy180
01-17-2011, 07:24 PM
I did not watch the video, so by the reactions of other people I assumed it was real as well.

Topgun
02-08-2011, 10:02 PM
The video is fake... and I find the video quite offensive, because they are mocking disabled Veterans... I dont find it funny at all. Because i have seen, and have soldiers next to me lose their legs, due to IED blast... I dont think the video is funny at all. So they can take there joke of a video and laugh by themselves... I been to Iraq twice, and am currently on tour in afghanistan, and watching an offensive video like this doesnt sit well with me at all..

I really dont want to be "that guy" but oh well. Laughter is the only thing we have that keeps us human. If not for laughter, we become emotionless machines. Whether you found it funny or not, the military's job is to allow the people of our country the privilage and the right to exercise their freedoms. This means nothing is protected from criticism or satire. And although there will be some topics that offend you or me, others find humor in the matter. I personally wasnt bothered by the skit and I took it as an MMA video. Freedom of speech is what this country was founded on, whether you agree with what is being said or not. Never forget that.:salute:

broncsfan21
02-08-2011, 10:23 PM
When they made the video they should have had the guy lose his hands some other way rather than making him an injured vet, to make sure that the video isn't overly insensitive.

Perhaps like having him losing them in a tragic meat packing plant accident.