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Old 09-15-2016, 03:02 AM   #1
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UFC 203. CM Punk, Dirtbag Dan comments, etc

I'm a huge wrestling mark. I treat it the same way as I treat Game of Thrones - suspension of disbelief and entertainment.

I also love any form of MMA. It's incredible stuff., truly a sport.

Predicted CM Punk going down with the rear choke just as he did. An 'A' for heart/spirit but an 'F' for effort.

Dirtbag Dan posted a brief vlog bagging on wrestling fans, this and that. Similar to the stuff Joe Rogan drones on about when he's not talking about titties and nootropics.

Anyway, the floor is open. What's your take on the fight, pro wrestling vs MMA, etc?


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Old 09-15-2016, 11:07 PM   #2
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@grandgroove 203 was a strange one on many levels. Pretty much agree about Punk.

SHITE performance, but I give him props for actually following through with the whole thing (specifically for accepting Gall as an opponent). I doubt he had no say in who he fought, and he could probably just as easily went with the Green power ranger or that Mike Jackson guy. Choosing to fight a BJJ brown belt (and a good one at that) as a white belt is pretty much accepting defeat the moment the fight hits the floor, and he must have known that. Not to mention the difference in experience and athleticism. But he gave it a dignified go.

A lot has been said about promotional malpractice and whether this hinders the competitive integrity of MMA or not, but I see at as a fun little curio/experiment, nothing more and nothing less. If the trend of chucking random celebrities in to the UFC continues, THEN we have a problem.

I find pro-wrestling fascinating from a distance, keep meaning to properly get back into it, but tbh I'm not really clued up on what the response from wrestling fans has been. What have they/DBD been saying?
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I gotta be honest I think what Punk did set's wrestling back a few years. There's been a long history of bonafide tough guys in wrestling - CM Punk was not one of them. I can understand wanting to do the first fight on the big stage and the pay day was nice, but at the same time, if he took a fight in a much smaller league and had something competitive, or even actually won, it probably would've done a lot more for him. As of now he's just seen as a novelty, I can't imagine him being happy with that.
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I'm a fan of CM Punk in whatever he does so I think it's cool he was basically able to use his celebrity to live out a dream.

I hope MMA fans that aren't WWE fans realize a few things.... 95% of wrestling fans knew he had no chance, CM Punk knew he had no chance, and CM Punk did really put the work in. It also literally doubled the normal PPV buys of a PPV of that caliber and made a star of Mickey Gall. So it's not all bad.
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203 was trash. Heavy weight title fight was good.

if anyones surprised that a white belt got his ass beat by a brown belt.....
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I thought CM Punk was trained in something on the side.
Allot of WWE stars have extensive amateur wrestling background.
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@grandgroove 203 was a strange one on many levels. Pretty much agree about Punk.

SHITE performance, but I give him props for actually following through with the whole thing (specifically for accepting Gall as an opponent). I doubt he had no say in who he fought, and he could probably just as easily went with the Green power ranger or that Mike Jackson guy. Choosing to fight a BJJ brown belt (and a good one at that) as a white belt is pretty much accepting defeat the moment the fight hits the floor, and he must have known that. Not to mention the difference in experience and athleticism. But he gave it a dignified go.

A lot has been said about promotional malpractice and whether this hinders the competitive integrity of MMA or not, but I see at as a fun little curio/experiment, nothing more and nothing less. If the trend of chucking random celebrities in to the UFC continues, THEN we have a problem.

I find pro-wrestling fascinating from a distance, keep meaning to properly get back into it, but tbh I'm not really clued up on what the response from wrestling fans has been. What have they/DBD been saying?
Fantastic analysis! I'm with ya.

I don't follow current WWE like I did some years ago. Digging more into old school "rasslin" to learn about some old promotions, etc.

One thing MMA and pro wrestling have in common is their promotion and buildups to events. Often, the fighters are promoted with that 'face' and 'heel' feel.

Side note: I met a personal weight loss goal and am starting an entry-level BJJ conditioning class this weekend. Just for a new means of exercise that will be fun.

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