MMA Ever Notice that everyone that fights in pride looks like a videogame character?

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  1. HumungusMMA

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    Sergei, Overeem, Arona, Wanderlei, Barnett, and Rampage being the most ridiculous. Maybe Cyrille Diabate too now.
     
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    i can kind of see it in Barnett, Rampage but explain on the others?
     
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    you mean like Don Frye and Bob Sapp?
     
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    nobody's ever been hurricane kick KO'd
     
  5. HumungusMMA

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    exactly.
     
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    Ok, in the UFC, you just have a lot of muscley white guys. They all pretty much look the same, and they could be football players or anything else.

    In pride you have guys that look like this


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    It's like a videogame, where every different fighter looks remarkably different from the other guys:



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    Also, guys like Overeem, Sergei, and Sapp look like cartoons in the first place.
     
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    Good explanation, lol, and I agree. It's funny to think about.
     
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    I've always thought Overeem looks like a guy out of a super nintendo fighting game. Like street fighter or mortal kombat.
     
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    Sergei and Overeem in their pre-fight entrance gear especially, and Sudo and Mayhem of course... but they aren't in Pride.
     
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    Quinton Jackson. :o
     
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    gono :rofl:
     
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    pride fighters tend to look that way and make funny entrances like that because they want to be memorable. unless youre on the top of the pyramid, you have to have some eccentricity for the fans to easily remember you.
     
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    Josh Barnett models his entrence and shit after an actual anime character, I forget which though. Guess hes doing a pretty good job at it to inspire threads like this :p

    Pretty sure he talks about it on his homepage or myspace page, can't remember where I read about it.
     
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    His entrance music is the theme song to an anime. HE also poses like an anime character, very entertaining.
     
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    entrance music is from the anime Hakuto no Ken or Fist of the North Star, and the character he portrays is Kenshiro, the guy in my AV :bowdown:
     
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    Yeah, plus the Japanese are all about the over the top characters and entrances, so I figure on top of what you said it's about entertaining the home crowd, make them feel like they're watching a real life anime or somethin. The UFC is definitely more low key about that stuff, and I agree with Humungus about their overall generic look.
     
  21. HumungusMMA

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    I'm pretty sure his little dance thing with the podium came up at the last OWGP show (not the finals) was from a videogame, king of fighters. The anime is 'fist of the north star'.
     

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