Lifting in the same gym as wanna be UFC fighters blows

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  1. Sgt. Ownage

    Sgt. Ownage you gon' be just fiiiine

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    theres 2 'fighters' in the gym and they seem to alternate days of coming in so as to hassle me to the fullest.

    Scenario 1: me and my friend are on incline bench...after every set i finish, 'fighter' #1 proceeds to walk over and tell me some bullshit i dont care about how he switched jiu jitsu gym from the black dragon school to the gracie school. he then proceeds to bring up 4,000 different submissions he just learned and prefaces every one with 'you're a wrestler...you know know this one right?' and then proceed to say 'here man youre too tall, i cant do it on you...get on your knees so i can do it' then he proceeds to put me in some dumbass sleeper hold variation nearly knocking me out so i have to tap his arm...he then gets this dumbass shitfaced grin on his face and says 'har har hardy har har pretty good hold eh?' as i think 'yeah man, next time youre in a fight and the guy is over 5' 5" just ask him politely to get on his knees so you can do your flawless submission repetuoire'

    this goes on between every set causing a 5-7 minute break between every fucking set

    (Reapeat paragraph Mon-Wed-Fri)

    Scenario 2: 'fighter' #2 takes a break from his incline situps and throwing punches at the top of every rep to take notice of my 'undefeated wrestler' shirt and waltz on over. meanwhile my friend and i are in the middle of deadlifting. he proceeds to butt in and say 'hey....are you a wrestler' (he obviously is very perceptive and has 40/30 vision or better because it has registered with him that i wear wrestling apparel every day to the gym). he then goes on to tell me about how he trains with a wrestler who was a two time state champ in west virginia where the west virginia state tournament consists of 2 parapolegic mutes with down syndrome. thinking im enthralled to hear this, he then goes on to tell me about every single principle of brazilian jiu jitsu and how i should do it. (meanwhile nearly 5 minutes have elapsed) he then takes an abrupt change in subject matter to the tv show 'the ultimate fighter'

    'have you ever seen the ultimate fighter'
    'no' (a lie in a futile attempt to stifle conversation...bad idea)
    'ohhhhhhhh mannnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn, well in that case (insert backround story, physical specs, fighting backround, and undergarmet preference of every single fighter on the ultimate fighter.....then after that he spends 5 more minutes telling me how the show was only supposed to give out 2 contracts at the finale but the fight was just so damn fucking a sweet they DUH DUH DUH gave out 3. (insert me shitting my pants out of suprise). then after that riveting 15 minute long sabbatical from lifting, he proceeds to walk back to the corner and throw some lightning fast jabs and ultra smooth kicks in the mirror

    (Reapeat paragraph Tues-Thu)

    note to self: never wear wrestling apparel again or get swamped by the 'everything we wear says "tapout" on it' crew
     
  2. joy division

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    As an mma practitioner this UFC show has become a blessing on the one hand and the gayest thing on the other... Tons of people are showing up to train, all because of the show. They only last a month or less, they don't realize its seriously hard work. Then there are all the people who just watch the videos and pretend they can do something like it (like backyard wrestling).

    The exposure is good in terms of making the sport larger...but there are always bad things that come with expansion, like the douchebags you saw.
     
  3. Grouch

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    that's great. I wish i had people like that at my gym. But instead I only have immigrant farm workers children.
     
  4. Jeff Merr

    Jeff Merr Elite Member

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    You can thank the stupid "Ultimate Fighter" reality show for that. Now kids everywhere think they can train to be UFC fighters and practice in their backyard, thanks Zuffa.
     
  5. Bobert

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    meh, local shows will be easier to set up and probably more frequent now though.
     
  6. Jeff Merr

    Jeff Merr Elite Member

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    Lower devisions like IFC, GC, KOTC, SuperBrawl etc. have NO problem getting fighters. So dont expect there to be more shows just because more people want to fight, if they wanted more shows they would contract more fighters.
     
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    my friend is the NY state champion in mma or whatever
     
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    I understand that the idiots are strong now..but why even cater to them? :dunno: Tell the little chump to back off, you're lifting and don't have time for him..don't feed his stupid ego trip.
     
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    Real fighters wouldnt be focusing half their week in the "gym" Most explosive moves can't be replicated with your typical gym set. I don't think this sudden burst of popularity will last very long, give it a year or so.
     
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    except poker isn't going anywhere
     
  11. Bobert

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    Theres this really annoying kid at my school who thinks he's the shit and now walks aroudn school with either cards in his hands or poker chips at all times. He's always like "man I can't stop thinking about poker," "I want to play poker," and he always asks every fucking teacher/student "do you play poker?" "Are you any good at poker?" blah blah blah blah blah.

    :cjerk:
     
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    :rofl: :rofl: i love hold em.. but i dont walk around with chips and cards
     
  13. Bobert

    Bobert OT Supporter

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    the other day in class he enlightened me with the "reason" why he always has them on him. :rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:

    He told me that he shakes when he's not playing cards... like it's some kind of physical addiction. :coolugh:
     
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    I'm gonna guess that they just train in grappling and aren't really fighters... anyways people who preach about it incessently are gay.
     
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    G-n-P New Member

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    buy your own equipment and lift at home, i did and it was worth it
     
  16. incubimmer

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    there was always a good mix when i went 2 the Y, couldnt tell ya now cuz i work out @ my house.
     
  17. MowingMex

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    Good think I work out at our school football weight room so I know everyone in there and no random people come in

    I can also do some lifting at my house :hsugh:
     
  18. SpeedyGST

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    make sure you have plenty of weight on the bench next time he comes over and be like, "wow, i got something new i learned two, here sit down on the bench and i will show you", lift bar up, drop on his chest.
     
  19. SpeedyGST

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    doubtful and most likely you could make sarcastic comments like "ohh is the baby going to tap out?"

    worst case scenario step on his foot and run.
     
  20. cavefish

    cavefish You ain't a crook son, you just a shook one

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    Yeah now I can go to my local bar/club and there will be even more lightweights to beat the shit out of on fight night!
     
  21. Grouch

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    work on your grip and learn to tear decks of cards in half.
     
  22. Capt. Hammer

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    Be like "Black Dragon this, motherf**ker!", and then use your index and middle fingers to gouge out his eyes.
     
  23. G-n-P

    G-n-P New Member

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    Its pretty stupid to compare sport fighting systems to combat systems. Its like comparing stock cars and formula, they are two different things. Also its the fighter not the system who is ultimately responsible for the outcome of a fight.

    Anyway, yeah there are a lot more people interested in MMA now that TUF aired but I am happy for it. I'm glad that every third guy is talking about armbars and rnc's, even if they are looking at kimura's and neck cranks. Whatever, until NHB fighters start making the money they deserve, I'm all for the blatant commercialism. If it means that there will be more wannabe's walking around acting like jackasses, so be it, it better than fighting for 500 bucks and having no health insurance.
     
  24. Ilyusha

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    :rofl:Gilroy:rofl:
     
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