MMA I won the FiveOuncesOfPain Contest

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  1. pbajwabb

    pbajwabb New Member

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    http://fiveouncesofpain.com/2009/07/24/five-ounces-presents-the-affliction-trilogy-giveaway-update/

    I was supposed to win tickets to Affliction.

    This is what I submitted to them:

    Email from the editor there:

    Thanks to everyone who told me to keep writing
     
  2. Antigeek

    Antigeek Who Dat!

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    Only entry?
     
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    brock3931 OT Supporter

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    Congrats, dude.
     
  4. Savage5point0

    Savage5point0 Im an asshole.

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    Im sure your 10th grade english teacher will be impressed when you share the good news with her in class tomorrow.
     
  5. dragomungus

    dragomungus New Member

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    Wait..

    So you won an award based off an article you copied and pasted from Stephen from Grapple Arts?
     
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    This thread will be epic. Epic like Fedor Emelianenko
     
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    SCirone Moderator

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    I am interested in this
     
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    checkii ฝรั่งตาน้ำข้าว

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    I have gotten better shit for free from the cage crew and they didn't make me pay $3 for shipping :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
     
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    darkjedi Muay Thai expert

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    good job
     
  10. HandgunFantasy

    HandgunFantasy My purity you stole.

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    Shrug Die in a Kimbo fight

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    i think this guy is the most successful mma troll ever
     
  12. IntheWorks

    IntheWorks windin film.. takin pics Moderator

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    try to delete the thread again :nono:
     
  13. dragomungus

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    give me a second.
     
  14. pbajwabb

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    If copied and pasted means using his information and putting direct info in quotes and including him in the works cited page then yes.

    I don't see the problem with using some of his info, the guy is a great writer and I repect him but where did he get his information? I'm sure he went to the library and used another persons writings and facts.
     
  15. dragomungus

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    To everyone who told YOU to keep writing? Excuse me Sir? You won an AWARD for that? For YOUR writing?

    That's very interesting to me..

    Since you are such a scholar - I'd like you to tell me YOUR thoughts on THIS article

    http://www.grapplearts.com/Mixed-Martial-Arts-1.htm

    Does your name happen to be found in this?

    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=+1]Mixed Martial Arts: Ultimate Sport, or Ultimately Illegal? [/SIZE][/FONT]

    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]By: Donald F. Walter, Jr.
    12/8/03
    [/FONT]


    Because if your name isn't Donald Walter - then you two sure do share a lot of the same thoughts, writing styles and ideas on MMA and its history. Let me copy and paste HIS article for you..

    Pretty interesting isn't it?


    I wonder if he won any awards for that..



    I will be contacting 5 Ounces of Pain and Grapple Arts after I submit this thread.
     
  16. dragomungus

    dragomungus New Member

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    You have plagarized nearly verbatim and that is 100% illegal.
     
  17. IntheWorks

    IntheWorks windin film.. takin pics Moderator

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    you basically reworded his article... that's not the same as citing information.
     
  18. dragomungus

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    From your article -

    Mixed Martial Arts: A Natural Selection
    Circa 648 B.C. a new martial art competition is invented and placed into the Greek Olympic games, the creators call this new event pankration, a word meaning “all powers”. Pancrase competitions placed wrestlers with early boxers in an un-timed bout until submission or unconsciousness reached the opposition. Although these early matches had very limited rules, gauging of the eyes and/or biting was ruled illegal. On occasion these matches could last hours upon end sometimes concluding with the death of both fighters. This new competition sparked interest into the eyes of the Greeks and soon pankration became the most popular sport in the games leading to the evolution of mixed martial arts (MMA).



    From his article
    In 648 B.C.E., the Greeks introduced the sport of pankration into the Olympic Games. The word pankration is a combination of two Greek words, pan, meaning “all,” and kratos, meaning “powers.” This is an accurate depiction of the sport itself, as it was a potent mixture of Hellenic boxing and wrestling. The sport only truly had two rules: no biting and no eye gouging, though even these techniques were allowed by the Spartans. The bouts could end only when one competitor was knocked unconscious, or submitted to his opponent by raising his hand. Often times, these matches would last for hours, and sometimes ended with the death of one, or even both competitors. The sport became the most popular event in the Olympic Games, and across the Hellenic world.
    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-1]The matches took place in an arena, or “ring” which was a square approximately 12 to 14 feet across, which the Greeks hoped would encourage close-quarter combat. The matches also featured a referee armed with a rod or switch he used to enforce the rules, which were often broken by opponents that were overmatched. Common techniques included punches, joint locks, choke holds, elbow and knee strikes, and kicks. Kicks to the legs, groin and stomach were quite commonly used. Standing strikes such as these were common, though the overwhelming majority of pankration bouts were settled on the ground, where submission holds and strikes were both accepted practices. Pankratiasts were renowned for their grappling skills, and would employ a variety of grappling techniques, such as takedowns, chokes and joint locks, often to great effect. Strangulation was the most common cause of death in pankration matches. [/SIZE][/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-1]Ancient Greek pankratiasts became heroes, and the subject [/SIZE][/FONT]
     
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    dengar seans is a afta marchsollwe in his gir! OT Supporter

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    Alright, I will personally contact grapple arts and inform them that I used some of their information and I will apologize
     
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    darkjedi Muay Thai expert

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    HAHAHAH BUSTED
     
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    HandgunFantasy My purity you stole.

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