7/01/2008 9:54am, #11
He started getting all weepy and Dana had to cheer him up somehow.You can't make people smarter. You can expose them to information, but your responsibility stops there.
7/01/2008 11:16am, #12
ICON Sports used to be "SuperBrawl"
The promoter opened an mma gym,
and hired Leben as the main coach.
As for that comment about 'sharks,
he said, "we're not spear-fishing
for sharks. . ."
btw - yeah, don't like his style, either.
7/01/2008 11:19am, #13
I didn't realize they were accosiated, but isn't the name ICON now owned by KOTC or EliteXC or whoever it was that bought it?
No, he said "when we're not spear-fishing for sharks..." implying that they do spear-fish for sharks. It kind of like saying, "when I'm not busy being a badass...".
7/01/2008 12:30pm, #14Originally Posted by Razmataz
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7/01/2008 12:33pm, #15Originally Posted by Demon Eyes
God, i hate joe rogan, too.
7/01/2008 12:35pm, #16
I don't like the cut of his jib."This is why we are here. Because the Martial Arts for too long have been cloaked in an unnecessary level of secrecy bordering on mysticism, and its in these shadows that the cockroaches love to hide. -Phrost"
Originally Posted by Squerlli
7/01/2008 12:38pm, #17
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Bah, who the hell thought having making a documentary about Chris Leben would be a good idea? They almost make it seem like seeing footage of a fighter carrying a heavy bag up a flight of stairs with a voiceover saying how much of the fight game is in mental preparation is something revolutionary that no one has ever seen before.
7/01/2008 12:41pm, #18Originally Posted by Nathan McScary
7/01/2008 1:16pm, #19
Originally Posted by 3moose1
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Documentary Producer #2: Splended idea! But who should we focus on?
Documentary Producer #1: How about a story of someone overcoming extreme personal problems to make it back into MMA? Someone like Evan Tanner. A tortured man who is a former champion. We could document his struggles with his personal demons as he attempts to regain the glory of days long ago once more.
Documentary Producer #2: Nah...
Documentary Producer #1: Alright, how about an aging fighter, who can still hold his own in the cage? Someone like UFC hall of famer Dan Severn. An old vetern of the sport who has been competing in MMA since it's humble beginings and has watched it evolve into the sport we know today.
Documentary Producer #2: I hate it.
Documentary Producer #1: Fair enough. How about a story of a scrawny insecure underdog with no pro MMA fights that everyone counted out, that somehow overcomes the odds and makes it to the big league? Someone like Amir Sadollah. A shy self-depricating kid with a huge heart, who tore through The Ultimate Fighter TV show to capture the grandprize dispite having a record of 0-0.
Documentary Producer #2: I don't think people find that interesting.
Documentary Producer #1: Hmmm...How about an annoying snot-nosed kid from Hawaii with a very sloppy style and little to no fanbase? Someone like TUF alumni Chris Leben who lost on the show twice, and still competes on the undercards of many UFC events even though he'll never evolve past a b-level fighter or make any real interesting contributions to the sport.
Documentary Producer #2: Sold!
7/01/2008 1:50pm, #20
I was extremely impressed by his flying sidekick in the ocean
I can't imagine him being a good coach