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  1. It is Fake is offline
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    Quote Originally Posted by atomicpoet View Post
    Melton's fatal mistake was attempting the hook from the inside.
    His 'fatal mistake' was having no idea at all how to grapple.
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    Atomicpoet, how in the hell is a 1994 era UFC supposed to get fighters that aren't obscure while still including a variety of martial arts? To 1994 Joe Schmoe, muay thai, jiujitsu, savate, sambo and sumo are all obscure. What savate champ could they possibly pick that wasn't obscure? Can you think of one off the top of your head?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Permalost View Post
    Atomicpoet, how in the hell is a 1994 era UFC supposed to get fighters that aren't obscure while still including a variety of martial arts? To 1994 Joe Schmoe, muay thai, jiujitsu, savate, sambo and sumo are all obscure. What savate champ could they possibly pick that wasn't obscure? Can you think of one off the top of your head?
    The problem is he is shifting his requirements all over the place. I could understand if he would just come out and say it should have been Rob Kaman vs Bart Vale instead of Gerard vs Tuli, but that would only have mattered to people that followed martial arts. The average person didn't know about any combat athletes that weren't in the movies.
    Now darkness comes; you don't know if the whales are coming. - Royce Gracie


    KosherKickboxer has t3h r34l chi sao

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    Behold Maeda's sacred tights;
    Beware my power... Blue Lantern's light!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Phillips View Post
    The average person didn't know about any combat athletes that weren't in the movies.
    If you extend that to "seeing on TV", I would agree.
  6. atomicpoet is offline

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    I'm tapping out. My original off the cuff remark has been misinterpreted as me slagging early UFC.

    The truth is, apart from a few duds, most of them were pretty entertaining. Watching Tank Abbott bulldoze his opponents is probably my favourite part of early UFC.

    Cheers!
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    Intellectual ear grind!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Permalost View Post
    What savate champ could they possibly pick that wasn't obscure? Can you think of one off the top of your head?
    Who remembers Jerome Turcan VS James Warring in WCC? Great fight.
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    KosherKickboxer has t3h r34l chi sao

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    Luta Livre flees the fight,
    Behold Maeda's sacred tights;
    Beware my power... Blue Lantern's light!
  9. Holy Moment is online now
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Phillips View Post
    Who remembers Jerome Turcan VS James Warring in WCC? Great fight.

    Me do. James Warring vs. Erik Paulson was also good, and was the first fight between a boxer and an mixed martial artist where both fighters once held significant titles in their respective sports.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Holy Moment View Post
    Me do. James Warring vs. Erik Paulson was also good, and was the first fight between a boxer and an mixed martial artist where both fighters once held significant titles in their respective sports.
    Where can I find this fight?
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