History UsefulNotes / MixedMartialArts

26th Aug '16 9:38:30 AM DiScOrDtHeLuNaTiC
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* OneOfUs: In addition to being a BadassBookworm, Joe Lauzon ([[http://twitter.com/JoeLauzon twitter link]]) is an unabashed geek and gaming enthusiast. Roxanne Modafferi began training Tae Kwon Do after watching ''DragonballZ'' and is a huge ''StarWars'' fan who readily quotes from the Jedi Code. Jens Pulver is a hardcore PC gamer who loves ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' and ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty''. Josh Barnett has noted that he loves games by Atlus in particular, a long-time ''MagicTheGathering'' player, hardcore Otaku and Japanophile who once vowed to use his prize money to buy a life-size [[FistOfTheNorthStar Kenshiro]] statue, has ''Ai wo Torimodose'' as his entrance music, and once said, "[[FistOfTheNorthStar My Nanto Seiken isn't very good, so I'll keep working hard to be more like Kenshiro]]." Carlos Newton named his fight style Manga/DragonBall Jitsu and often performs a [[StreetFighter hadoken]] after victories.

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* OneOfUs: In addition to being a BadassBookworm, Joe Lauzon ([[http://twitter.com/JoeLauzon twitter link]]) is an unabashed geek and gaming enthusiast. Roxanne Modafferi began training Tae Kwon Do after watching ''DragonballZ'' and ''DragonballZ'', is a huge ''StarWars'' fan who readily quotes from the Jedi Code.Code, and cosplays at her weigh-ins. Jens Pulver is a hardcore PC gamer who loves ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' and ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty''. Josh Barnett has noted that he loves games by Atlus in particular, is a long-time ''MagicTheGathering'' player, hardcore Otaku and Japanophile who once vowed to use his prize money to buy a life-size [[FistOfTheNorthStar Kenshiro]] statue, has ''Ai wo Torimodose'' as his entrance music, and once said, "[[FistOfTheNorthStar My Nanto Seiken isn't very good, so I'll keep working hard to be more like Kenshiro]]." Carlos Newton named his fight style Manga/DragonBall Jitsu and often performs a [[StreetFighter hadoken]] after victories.
24th Aug '16 3:31:17 PM caivu
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* Barbara Gordon trains in MMA and enters a tournament in ''ComicBook/BatgirlRebirth'' #2.
15th Aug '16 3:39:09 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* {{Contortionist}}: Many fighters can demonstrate [[flexibility and resilience]] that would shock most bystanders. BJ Penn was noted for being able to, without using his hands, lift his leg up and loop his foot behind his head, though he has admitted he can no longer quite perform this feat. Flexibility is often vital for submission defence, allowing fighters to contort their limbs to ridiculous angles to escape a hold, as former WEC & UFC lightweight champion Ben Henderson has proven time and again.

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* {{Contortionist}}: Many fighters can demonstrate [[flexibility and resilience]] flexibility that would shock most bystanders. BJ Penn was noted for being able to, without using his hands, lift his leg up and loop his foot behind his head, though he has admitted he can no longer quite lost the ability to perform this feat. feat later in life. Flexibility is often vital for submission defence, allowing fighters to contort their limbs to ridiculous angles to escape a hold, as former WEC & and UFC lightweight champion Ben Henderson has proven time and again.



** Conor [=McGregor=]. With his crowd-pleasing style and masterful self-marketing, it's clear UFC wants to make him their next star as well as get a foothold into the traditionally boxing-leaning Irish fanbase. This sparked accusations that the UFC was giving him favorable matchmaking and fast-tracking him to a title shot ahead of more proven but less popular contenders.

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** Conor [=McGregor=]. With his crowd-pleasing style and masterful self-marketing, it's clear UFC wants to make him their next star as well as get a foothold into the traditionally boxing-leaning Irish fanbase. This sparked accusations that the UFC was giving him Conor favorable matchmaking matchups and fast-tracking granting him to a title shot ahead leeway beyond that of more proven but less popular contenders.any other fighter.



*** Rousey herself was on the receiving end of one at UFC 193 by Holly Holm, who was able to easily counter Rousey's aggressive fighting style, avoid falling victim to the armbar, and knock her out with a hard kick early in the second round.

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*** ** Rousey herself was on the receiving end of one at UFC 193 by Holly Holm, who was able to easily counter Rousey's aggressive fighting style, avoid falling victim to the armbar, and knock her out with a hard kick early in the second round.



* DeadpanSnarker: Forrest Griffin is prone to this in his interviews, though Amir Sadollah seems to be giving him a run for his money. An "Inside The Octagon" mini-show that reunited them (Sadollah was a member of Griffin's team on the seventh season of ''The Ultimate Fighter'') showcased both men Snarking their way through the entire segment.

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* DeadpanSnarker: Forrest Griffin is prone to this in his interviews, though Amir Sadollah seems to be giving gave him a run for his money. An "Inside The Octagon" mini-show that reunited them (Sadollah was a member of Griffin's team on the seventh season of ''The Ultimate Fighter'') showcased both men Snarking snarking their way through the entire segment.



** Just one month after Rousey's defeat, UFC 194 saw not one but two champions getting overthrown. First Chris Weidman (known for ending Anderson Silva's streak) tested his first MMA defeat by the hand of challanger Luke Rockhold after attempting an ill-timed spinning kick in an otherwise even match. Then Jose Aldo's decade long reign at featherweight division ended by the hands of rising Irish star Conor Mcgregor within 13 seconds after the match started.

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** Just one month after Rousey's defeat, UFC 194 saw not one but two champions getting overthrown. First Chris Weidman (known for ending Anderson Silva's streak) tested his first MMA defeat by the hand of challanger Luke Rockhold after attempting an ill-timed spinning kick in an otherwise even match. Then Jose Aldo's decade long decade-long reign at featherweight division ended by the hands of rising Irish star Conor Mcgregor within 13 seconds after the match started.
15th Aug '16 3:18:29 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: After knocking out Yoshihiro Akiyama at the Yarennoka! event, Kazuo Misaki took his defeated opponent by the shoulder and chastised him at length for being selfish and fighting only for himself, rather than for the fans. Akiyama listened to the entire speech with surprising humility.

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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: After knocking out Yoshihiro Akiyama at the Yarennoka! event, Kazuo Misaki took his defeated opponent by the shoulder and chastised him at length for being selfish and fighting only for himself, rather than for the fans. Akiyama listened to the entire speech with surprising humility. Ironically, the fight was later ruled a No Contest due to Misaki's illegal soccer kick.



** Ironically, the fight was later ruled a No Contest due to Misaki's illegal soccer kick.
15th Aug '16 2:43:36 PM Cieloazul
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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: After knocking out Yoshihiro Akiyama at the Yarennoka! event, Kazuo Misaki took his defeated opponent by the shoulder and chastised him at length for being selfish and fighting only for himself, rather than for the fans. Akiyama listened to the entire speech with surprising humility. Ironically, the fight was later ruled a No Contest due to Misaki's illegal soccer kick.

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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: After knocking out Yoshihiro Akiyama at the Yarennoka! event, Kazuo Misaki took his defeated opponent by the shoulder and chastised him at length for being selfish and fighting only for himself, rather than for the fans. Akiyama listened to the entire speech with surprising humility. humility.
-->"Akiyama, you betrayed so many people and little kids in the ring. I cannot forgive you. But, after tonight’s match with you, your heart reached me. After tonight, you should fight with a deep apology in mind for people. Would you support? Judo is the best! Everybody, Japanese is strong!"
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Ironically, the fight was later ruled a No Contest due to Misaki's illegal soccer kick.
5th Aug '16 10:26:54 AM CaptainCrawdad
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** The famous vale tudo fighter Rei Zulu was known for many things, none of them particularly sane. He did acrobatics and silly faces every time he got into the ring, claimed to eat only molten iron, and gave interviews which would have made Wrestling/UltimateWarrior seem articulated. He also lacked notoriously any martial arts training, and he claimed to represent a style created by himself called "Tarracá" which was based around wrestling and mocking his opponents.

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** The famous vale tudo fighter Rei Zulu was known for many things, none of them particularly sane. He did acrobatics and silly faces every time he got into the ring, claimed to eat only molten iron, and gave interviews which would have made Wrestling/UltimateWarrior seem articulated.articulate. He also lacked notoriously any martial arts training, and he claimed to represent a style created by himself called "Tarracá" which was based around wrestling and mocking his opponents.
5th Aug '16 6:14:28 AM Cieloazul
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* WrestlerInAllOfUs: A wide range of wrestling moves to be used in actual athletic competition, creating some spectacular matches. Dropkicks, chops and triangle choke-countering powerbombs and piledrivers are the most common ones, but the sport has seen even German suplexes, abdominal strechtes, airplane spins, superkicks and even elbow drops.

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* WrestlerInAllOfUs: A wide range of wrestling moves to be used in actual athletic competition, creating some spectacular matches. Dropkicks, chops and triangle choke-countering powerbombs and piledrivers are the most common ones, but the sport has seen even German suplexes, abdominal strechtes, airplane spins, superkicks superkicks, elbow drops and even elbow drops.diving attacks.
5th Aug '16 6:13:11 AM Cieloazul
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* BloodLust: The Brazilian fighter aptly nicknamed as Marcelo Tigre was known for licking his own blood during the matches. Not only that, but he supposedly drank bull's blood before the matches, being that the secret of his strength according to him.



** The famous vale tudo fighter Rei Zulu was known for many things, none of them particularly sane. He did acrobatics and silly faces every time he got into the ring, claimed to eat only molten iron, and gave interviews which would have made Wrestling/UltimateWarrior seem articulated. He also lacked notoriously any martial arts training, and he claimed to represent a style created by himself called "Tarracá" which was based around wrestling and mocking his opponents.



* HardWorkHardlyWorks: Karo Parisyan developed a reputation for being lazy and coasting through fights on natural talent rather than training to improve his technique and conditioning. It caught up with him. His career is peppered with flashes of brilliance as well as disappointment.

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* HardWorkHardlyWorks: HardWorkHardlyWorks:
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Karo Parisyan developed a reputation for being lazy and coasting through fights on natural talent rather than training to improve his technique and conditioning. It caught up with him. His career is peppered with flashes of brilliance as well as disappointment.



** It was also constantly invoked by Pedro Otavio, who was infamous for claiming that he didn't train for any of his matches.



* InsultBackfire: José Landi-Jons, infamous for taunting his opponents with obscene poses and sexualized during his matches, once tried that against Medjidov Abdoulnassya, only for the latter to smile and putting a face of "want more."



* PunchPunchPunchUhOh: Some fighters try to intimidate their opponents by offering "free shots" to their opponents. This is generally considered to be a poor tactic. In the case of Gary Goodridge, it's become HarsherInHindsight due to his onset of pugilistic dementia.

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* PunchPunchPunchUhOh: Some fighters try to intimidate their opponents by offering "free shots" to their opponents. This is generally considered to be be, naturally, a poor tactic. In the case of tactic.
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Gary Goodridge, it's Goodridge was famous for no-selling punches and then tauting his opponents asking them to hit another. It's become HarsherInHindsight due to his onset of pugilistic dementia. dementia.
** Marcelo Tigre was also famous for offering his opponents free leg kicks.
19th Jul '16 12:30:14 PM KYCubbie
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** An example that illustrates just how dangerous the sport can be, even today: At Bellator 158 in 2016, Michael Page caught Evangelista Santos with a flying knee counter to the forehead and literally ''caved in his skull''. Picture (fully SFW) [[http://espn.go.com/mma/story/_/id/17094693/evangelista-cyborg-santos-says-suffered-fractured-skull-bellator-158-loss here]].



** Another of the biggest upsets in the MMA history was Jose "Pele" Landi-Jons being defeated by Daijiro Matsui. Though a training partner of Kazushi Sakuraba, Matsui was little more than a PRIDE jobber, and everyone thought him to lose against Pele, who was a vale tudo legend and a much better fighter in every field. However, in a mind-bending exhibition of heart, Daijiro countered Pele's offensive through all kinds of improvised techniques and overpowered him with ground and pound, which won the decision for him. Poor Pele probably never see it coming.

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** Another of the biggest upsets in the MMA history was Jose "Pele" Landi-Jons being defeated by Daijiro Matsui. Though a training partner of Kazushi Sakuraba, Matsui was little more than a PRIDE jobber, and everyone thought him to lose against Pele, who was a vale tudo legend and a much better fighter in every field. However, in a mind-bending exhibition of heart, Daijiro countered Pele's offensive through all kinds of improvised techniques and overpowered him with ground and pound, which won the decision for him. Poor Pele probably never see it coming.
10th Jul '16 10:11:33 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* And before all games related to UFC, SNK was pioneer making the realistic fighting game ''VideoGame/BurikiOne'' in 1999, a tournament in which fighters representing various martial arts and contact sports to determinate which one is the best. TheProtagonist Gai Tendo is a MMA fighter who uses a self-taught style called as "Total Fighting", character which is also based on Wrestling/KazushiSakuraba.
** After Gai, other famous MMA fighters in fighting games are Craig Marduk (''Tekken 4''), Vanessa Lewis (''Virtua Fighter 4'') and Mila (''Dead or Alive 5'').

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* And before all Video games related to UFC, SNK was pioneer making the realistic fighting game featuring MMA fighters:
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''VideoGame/BurikiOne'' in 1999, a features tournament in which fighters representing various martial arts and contact sports to determinate which one is the best. TheProtagonist Gai Tendo is a MMA fighter who uses a self-taught style called as "Total Fighting", character which is also based on Wrestling/KazushiSakuraba.
** After Gai, other famous MMA fighters in fighting games are Craig Marduk (''Tekken 4''), 4'')
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Vanessa Lewis (''Virtua Fighter 4'') and 4'')
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Mila (''Dead or Alive 5'').
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