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Ed O'Neill's criticism of the UFC
« on: August 12, 2007, 11:11:03 AM »
Very interesting interview. He makes some good points IMO, but GJJ people always make me chuckle :)
http://videos.proelite.com/46768
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Re: Ed O'Neill's criticism of the UFC
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Re: Ed O'Neill's criticism of the UFC
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Re: Ed O'Neill's criticism of the UFC
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Re: Ed O'Neill's criticism of the UFC
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2007, 01:20:29 PM »
well against my better judgement, I'm going to try and salvage this thread with real discussion.

I actually agree with most of what he says, but the commentary of striking in current MMA struck me as a bit off. He talks of the Chuck v. Rampage fight, and references a sloppy punch Chuck threw which left him open for Jackson to catch him, and how "you'd never see that in golden gloves." Well...this isn't golden gloves. Golden gloves guys can afford the luxury of throwing clean crisp hand strikes, because they have no worry of being caught with anything but another punch coming back at them, while someone like Chuck has a dozen things to worry about happening at any time they close the distance to connect.

As much as I sympathize with the stand-up rules, I gotta say if matches ended with two guys hugging in half guard or guard afraid to make a wrong move and open themselves up, a la Royce vs Ken in the early days, I don't think I'd even watch it.
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Re: Ed O'Neill's criticism of the UFC
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2007, 06:55:31 PM »
I'm with you on such comments, though Mr. O'Neill may simply be repeating the sentiment of one of his teachers.  I've always had respect for fighters, as you can never truly know the fight unless you are in it.  Though, my mouth does open if the fighter just isn't trying.

Invariably, there are tons of experts sitting on the sidelines of the fighting ring, yelling out instructions for the fighters to do a favorite move, sometimes sp loud that you can't hear anything else.  These experts are even keener in front of the TV and rise to a near divinity on the Internet.


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