Originally Posted by Miburo
1. Anderson Silva doesn't talk shit on boxers. Mayweather talks shit on MMA fighters, and pussied out hard when Dana White offered to have him fight Sean Sherk so that he could back up his shit talk. Point being, Mayweather is a bitch.
2. You're the one who praised AS's striking, not me. I wouldn't claim he's a high level striker compared to people who train solely for striking under striking rules.
You missed the point. You were talking about draws and said people sell fights just from being from a particular country. I said that doesn't mean shit, since if people are watching fights because of the "mere fact that the fighter represents a country" then they're not toning in because the fighter is awesome or because boxing kicks ass. They'd be watching because of the "mere fact that the fighter represents their country." That's what YOU said. Don't twist it into something else now to make what you originally said sound less stupid.
Ricky Hatton and the British bandwagon says hi.
But that's the reality. It's not your ideal world where all fans are knowledgable. They will root for a fighter because he's either a countryman or a skillful fighter. People take nationalism seriously, when they know even a said fighter is a 1/4 of their blood they will root for him. And that makes rivalries like Mexico vs Puerto Rico so great. And yes they are draws, when you watch Pac vs Hatton what do you see? Pinoys and Brits. They will blindly follow and root for their countrymen.