April 22, 2017
Me personally I am a huge Bellator Fan and have been watching it since its infancy. My first live MMA card was the Chandler vs Henderson fight at SAP San Jose,CA. Holy crap! Me and the Wife were there from 3:30 until after 9 (prelims and main card) and they were still not done. They still had to finish some prelims. So needless to say it was well worth the money.
As far as the UFC not a fan of Dana White what so ever so really the only thing I watch from the UFC is “The Ultimate Fighter” series. The first time I saw a UFC Fight was 1994 while stationed in Korea. My wife sent me a VHS of UFC 2 I believe? Best fight was the Ninjustu guy charging the Kickboxer, and getting the shiznit knocked out of him,LOL!
June 9, 2009
I wish I could be a better conversationalist with you about this. Fact of the matter is, I hate the Fight Scene. I was heavily interested and involved for years and now I couldn’t be less interested. I don’t have a lot of time to watch stuff, and if I do I would much rather watch the Masters teach than the thugs lose their brain cells.
I used to watch the fights because I am interested in learning the art and I thought that they knew the art best because they were applying it. I learned pretty quickly on that, that was only the case for a few fighter/instructors and that quickly changed in time and the sport became dominated by “Fighters” rather than teachers (think Royce Gracie, Erik Paulson, Matt Hume, Renzo Gracie, etc.) And I lost interest shortly after.
I’ve always thought of myself more of an Artist than a fighter. I enjoy the creative aspect more than the competitive. And I simply cannot stand the false bravado and inflated egos I see everytime I try and watch the sport now.
That isn’t to say that I don’t think others can or should love the sport. I encourage you and everyone else to enjoy this sport in whatever capacity you wish. I’m just trying to explain why I suck so bad at talking about this particular aspect. Students will ask me almost weekly, “what do you think of this fight?” “did you see so and so do this?” “who do you think is going to win?” I never have the answer.
My mind is always on, how am I going to help me to win. Every moment I spend thinking about what so and so did, is a moment I’m not spending on what I should do. What is relevant to me, and where I’m working on my game is completely unrelated to what is trending or the newest cool highlight move being played on sports zone.
So, again, I apologize for being the party pooper who sucks at fight talk. But at least I’m here trying right?
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