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    gm
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    http://comics.com/get_fuzzy/2009-07-14/

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  • Pego
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    Originally posted by gm
    Originally posted by Pego
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    No, and I can't imagine any civilized being would want to watch. But that's just me, YMMV.
    For once, we agree.
    We probably agree on more than you imagine :lol:

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  • gm
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    Originally posted by Pego
    Originally posted by gm
    No, and I can't imagine any civilized being would want to watch. But that's just me, YMMV.
    For once, we agree.
    We probably agree on more than you imagine :lol:

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  • Pego
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    Originally posted by gm
    No, and I can't imagine any civilized being would want to watch. But that's just me, YMMV.
    For once, we agree.

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  • Cyril
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    Originally posted by trackjudge
    p.s. GSP says he was a youth 100m champ, but I'm guessing the competition in Quebec was weak. I vaguely recall mention of a time around 11 flat.
    GSP is among the greatest athletes in the world...any sport.

    The guy is an absolute machine - physically and technically. And, I think, his training load is probably as intense in duration and intensity of any athlete in any sport - even more intense than triathletes, swimmers, cyclists or decathletes.

    For those who haven't seen this guy fight - you are truely missing something special.

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  • rasb
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    Generally, a time of around 11.0 for 100 metres would win a youth championships in Quebec, or be close do doing so... There was this fellow named Bruni, but he was primarily a long jumper in his youth...

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  • trackjudge
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    Originally posted by gm
    No, and I can't imagine any civilized being would want to watch.
    Can you imagine any civilized being watching the Olympics, which includes boxing, wrestling, judo and taekwondo?
    MMA basically mixes (that's the first "M") these disciplines and a few others. Learning all the various martial art forms, or at least how to defend against them, is a tremendous accomplishment. Then they implement the various fight styles into a strategy to combat the strengths and exploit the weaknesses of the opponent. MMA has evolved into a thinking man's sport (too).

    Look at their physiques; they look like decathletes in the higher weight classes, sprinters in the lower. These are very highly trained athletes on specialized strength and conditioning programs, in addition to all the technical training. A very far cry from barroom brawlers.

    I'm hoping the recent influx of younger posters here will include some folks open-minded to MMA and knowledgable of it.

    p.s. GSP says he was a youth 100m champ, but I'm guessing the competition in Quebec was weak. I vaguely recall mention of a time around 11 flat.

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  • gh
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    Scroll down to the middle of this for some good UFC commentary (who article is fab, actually):


    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124743891304329585.html

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  • Cyril
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    Originally posted by gm
    No, and I can't imagine any civilized being would want to watch. But that's just me, YMMV.
    There are a lot of uncivilized people out there!

    Actually, most of these athletes come from collegiate wrestling backgrounds. They are phenomenal athletes. UFC is quite different from the old days of cage fighting. It is true mixed martial arts with a high degree of tactics.

    Most fans do prefer the blood of a stand-up MMA match. While a good boxing match can be interesting, I like the tactics on the ground.

    It is like any sport. Once you understand the work and talent that is involved to get to the top level, and you understand a bit about the sport, it becomes quite interesting.

    In our house we switch from tennis, to t&f, to cycling, to soccer to MMA, to volleyball, to basketball to swimming and even dance (not sport but quite athletic and requiring a lot of work and passion)...it is all different and all good!

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  • gm
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    No, and I can't imagine any civilized being would want to watch. But that's just me, YMMV.

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  • Cyril
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    Did anyone happen to catch the UFC fights Saturday evening?

    A few comments....

    Henderson v. Bisping - brutal. When Bisping went down, he was completely out. When Henderson jumped on his neck, I thought he broke it. It was great to see Bisping sit up afterwards. We all thought he was seriously messed up.

    GSP v Alvez - GSP is a master technician and a specimen. He is remarkably fit. The fight may not have had the blood and guts many fans are looking for, but it did show what great a great, highly trained athlete can do....GSP is remarkable.

    Lesner V. Mir - Wow...how the hell is anyone going to beat the monster? Mir didn't stand a chance.
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