Thread: Failure - Part II
5/07/2012 12:09am, #41
And we all forgot Anthony Perosh. Poor Tony. Where is his respect? And if we're playing like that, Kyle Bradley and Rich Clementi are...Louisianians, Melvin Guillard was born there but trains out of state so he may not count.
Battlefields, your argument is that the down under MMA scene is 20 years behind the US so I should button my trap. OK, but how is this an argument in favor of moving to Australia to train? Wouldn't that be a argument against?
Not to mention that you blokes have to dodge posionous snakes, posionous spiders, posionous jellyfish, posionous octopuses, posionous platypuses, man eating sharks, man eating crocodiles, man eating dingos, and that is by no means a comprehensive list.
"Come train in Australia! Some of the animals probably won't kill you." Isn't a slogan that makes me want to buy a plane ticket.
5/07/2012 12:14am, #42
Your fear of our wildlife is borderline paranoia and is exaggerated on your behalf.
And don't be knocking Perosh dude.
5/07/2012 12:31am, #43
I was pointing out that Greg and I missed him when listing notable Aussie fighters, even though he's a UFC alumni. Not sure what I said that was disrespectful.
Paranoid? As far as I can tell, with Australian wildlife there is no such thing, there is only "careful enough" and "dead". And what about the drop bears?
5/07/2012 12:40am, #44
You fail because your only experience of Australia would be from watching Doco's about dangerous animals here.
If you got bit by a Croc / Shark / Snake I'd actually be quite amazed and would rather put it down to the areas in which you were hanging around (i.e. some rain forest in Whoop Whoop).
It would be like me saying All Americans are dumb rednecks who want to sue each other because that's what I saw on TV or something. Meanwhile I'd rather listen to people who have actually been there and tell me that everyone is lovely and that it's pretty much "just like Australia".
Moving back to our original point, or more so, the one that Battlefields was pointing out, is that we DO have good fighters here, we do have good camps and training is popping up in most places. The fact that we have 'few' fighters who make it to UFC level is based purely on the fact that we're like 1/20th of your population.
5/07/2012 12:54am, #45
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5/07/2012 1:11am, #46
Also, in that time, our Muay Thai was always world class, top three at least. The transition of many Aussie fighters in the early 2000s from MT to MMA might have be a little slower because of a possibly perceived ground hugging phagg culture that you Americans, with your ingrained high school and collegiate wrestling, take for granted. But now it is accepted in our combat culture and MT is often coupled with MMA on the same card. Fucking watch out, cunts.
Also, big apologies to Anthony. It's been a long week. And it's only Monday.GET A RED BELT OR DIE TRYIN'.
5/07/2012 1:18am, #47
So if question wants to move to a country that is going to inspire his MMA then Australia would be a good choice.
And drop bears are silly.Whitsunday Martial Arts Airlie Beach North Queensland.
5/07/2012 1:40am, #48
My life's plan was to be Jason Bourne
by the time I turned 28
unassuming, but un-fucking touchable in the streets.
I haven't trained properly in a very long time. My boxing record is 2-3 and my MMA record is 0-1. And my 'career' started 6 years ago.
I almost wish I weren`t interested in martial arts anymore because it wouldn`t all be so frustrating. Every motherfucking time I think I find some place in which I may be able to train, there is always some bad **** attached. Either them ninjas there is useless and **** or they don`t know what the **** they're doing or the motherfucking boxing coach shows up once every blue moon and I have to train by myself with a motherfucking bag for 2 weeks and get one session of padwork that lasts 1 minute every month. Or the fucking police are coming in there to lock that **** down because the mother fuckers had 300 kilos of weed in a 55 gallon drum next door. How do you even get 300 kilos of weed into a 55 gallon drum?
What the ****, man, what the ****? How does one deal with this ****. It's at the point where I'm going to go from Jason Bourne to Jason Vorhees and just murder a string of motherfuckers with a machete because there isn't any point to life anymore.
Ah well. Are there any recommendations to ease the pain?
Do I start watching videos and doing drills against an imaginary opponent? Do I practice armbars on a bamboo stick in a cane field somewhere? Or do I murder 100 people?
****. I can't even watch hentai anymore.
5/07/2012 8:28am, #49
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5/07/2012 11:41am, #50
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Under-served areas in Canadianese for the "Great White North." See the television show "Northern Exposure" for an excellent fact-based documentary on the subject.
Seriously, if you training options are bad now, if you move to a rural area you'll be lucky to go to a circle jerk ATA school.
If you really want to kick ass and take names, why not take it on the road with the Military? I think you'll get your loans paid back, and get to learn some cool-ass MACP.