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Old 01-31-2015, 09:14 PM
 
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Yeh they been in it for years starting at like 26 or 27, fighting other guys the same, and how often do they actually get a fight?

Div 1 wrestling is a far cry from fighting. There are no top Muay thai or boxers. There are little really good judoka in there as well.

There are already plenty of people that started relatively late that have beaten D1 wrestlers. BJ Penn, GSP, Anthony Pettis, Anderson Silva are just some of the more famous ones.

Yet wrestlers tend to dominate MMA and be champions. (Jones, Velasquez, Weidman, Edgar, Demetrious Johnson, TJ Dillashaw, Johnny Hendricks and the list goes on). Your point is invalid.
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Old 03-15-2015, 01:12 AM
 
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Well.. one one hand the fighters are asked for interviews. If they feel they owe their victory to Jesus or whatever, who are we to tell them they can't express that? I mean I'm not a religious guy but I respect the fighter's views and their right to express them. On the other hand I agree there should be a reasonable time length limit on interviews.
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Old 03-19-2015, 01:56 AM
 
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Yet wrestlers tend to dominate MMA and be champions. (Jones, Velasquez, Weidman, Edgar, Demetrious Johnson, TJ Dillashaw, Johnny Hendricks and the list goes on). Your point is invalid.
But considering the popularity of wrestling, how many elite athletes pour their life into the sport? My guess is that 95% of youths are focused on football/basketball/baseball/hockey/soccer. You just aren't going to find as many youngsters that have had laser like focus on MMA since birth like you do in some sports. That leaves the door open for good athletes to take up MMA later in life and have success. This would be unfathomable in most of the traditionally popular sports. For example, even the best athletes in the world have little to no chance of becoming a top 10 NBA or NFL player.
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Old 03-20-2015, 03:45 PM
 
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Since this thread is about being religious in the MMA, I'll go ahead and comment:

No, I don't think people in MMA, or in ANY sport, stating that they love and thank God, or praise Jesus -- are ridiculous -- at all.

Nothing is ridiculous about this -- except to people who shudder at the mere thought of speaking about God in SPORTS! If I read the above posts correctly, most of you say "I'm not religious". Okay, if you say so. According to these MMA guys, saying they love God is okay with them, and it doesn't make them any less "manly".

Guess what? I'm not religious either! I'm a Christian. There's a major difference! Loving God and saying so is not ridiculous, except to those who think everything about God is ridiculous.
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Old 03-26-2015, 09:26 AM
 
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Who cares what they say post-fight?

Most of these guys came from broken homes and all they had was their faith and their mixed martial arts background.

The only time I think it is a bit ridiculous is after Vitor Belfort wins he puts on Jesus shirt, but I won't tell him that to his face.
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Old 11-15-2015, 12:41 AM
 
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A lot of Christians dominate like the Crusaders in the middle ages. Fedor is a Christian, Jon Jones, Belfort, Weidman, Matt Hughes, Henderson, Hendricks, Igor Vovchanchyn, Diego Sanchez, Kenny Florian, Ken Shamrock, Rich Franklin, just off the top. I don't know how many stay Christians, but a lot of the champs seem to be.
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