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J.B.
01-20-2010, 03:21 PM
http://www.sherdog.com/news/articles/Jackie-Chan-Does-Not-Like-MMA-22150

ďI donít like to see Ultimate Fighting,Ē Chan said. ďAs a martial artist, I find it too violent putting them in a cage. At the end, itís not fighting anymore. Thatís not the martial arts. Martial arts is about respect. When somebody is knocked down, stop. I really respect Sugar Ray Leonard. Come on, [when a guy is down] stop. Donít fight. Thatís not the spirit. When youíre down, Iíll grab you up. Are you okay? Should we continue? Thatís the martial arts spirit. Thatís what I want.Ē

Guess he won't be on celebrity TUF :unsure:

rearnakedchoke
01-20-2010, 03:36 PM
That's why it's called "mixed" martial arts ...

MattHughesRocks
01-20-2010, 03:52 PM
MattHughesRocks does not like Jackie Chan.....so there :tongue0011:

J.B.
01-20-2010, 03:59 PM
I do agree with him that the cage does give off a more violent appeal than a traditional ring. However it don't really bother me.

What I don't understand is why he draws a parallel to Sugar Ray Leonard in his comparison? I understand that in boxing you don't hit people when they are on the ground, but Sugar Ray was a prizefighter, which is no different from what fighters in MMA are. Boxers beat each other senseless, and sometimes to death for nothing more than fame, accolades, and money. So how is that any different?

J.B.
01-20-2010, 04:11 PM
MattHughesRocks does not like Jackie Chan.....so there :tongue0011:

C'mon...everybody loves Rush Hour!

http://i44.tinypic.com/314t1d1.jpg

Miss Foxy
01-20-2010, 04:30 PM
Hello Jackie Chan the bloodier and more violent the better??!!!!:unsure-1:

billwilliams70
01-20-2010, 04:48 PM
Oh well, can't please everyone!

Later.

KENTUCKYREDBONE
01-20-2010, 06:09 PM
I like some of Chan's movies but don't agree with him here!

jason2130
01-20-2010, 06:48 PM
i dont agree with him, however i can understand and respect his opinion more than what people who dislike MMA normally say, really all he said is its to violent for him he prefers traditional martial arts competitions and somehow tossed in a plug for sugar ray

would rather hear people say this than the normal comparison to chicken fights, and refering to fights from the early days that they most likely never seen where moves where used that are now illegal anyway

VCURamFan
01-20-2010, 07:27 PM
Who cares? My reaction to this is the same reaction I have every time a celebrity starts speaking out on subjects that are not movie-related: that's nice, now shut up so I can watch your movie. :frantics:

J.B.
01-20-2010, 08:17 PM
Who cares? My reaction to this is the same reaction I have every time a celebrity starts speaking out on subjects that are not movie-related: that's nice, now shut up so I can watch your movie. :frantics:

To be fair, Chan is also a martial artist. :wink:

Chris F
01-20-2010, 09:35 PM
He has the old school mentality "The elite do not compete" this was a famous saying of Bruce Lee and a lot of the old school think this way. It was self defense only bottom line.

wavetar
01-21-2010, 01:23 AM
Who cares? My reaction to this is the same reaction I have every time a celebrity starts speaking out on subjects that are not movie-related: that's nice, now shut up so I can watch your movie. :frantics:

+1 :laugh:

atomdanger
01-21-2010, 10:57 PM
That is an interesting opinion coming from a martial artist.

Me personally, I got into martial arts because my dad wanted us to be able to defend ourselves,
and probably to burn off energy.

But if you're forcing me to defend myself in a real life situation I am certainly not helping you up after I knock you down.

CAVEMAN
01-25-2010, 09:41 PM
Who cares? My reaction to this is the same reaction I have every time a celebrity starts speaking out on subjects that are not movie-related: that's nice, now shut up so I can watch your movie. :frantics:

:laugh:I agree.....SHUT UP and ACT!:laugh:

rockdawg21
01-25-2010, 11:30 PM
Sooooo....at what point in these movies does Jackie help his foe to his feet and ask him if he's ok?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1cHynIXweE

Miss Foxy
01-25-2010, 11:42 PM
All this Jackie Chan talk makes me want some Kung Pao Chicken...teehee:tongue0011:

Rev
01-26-2010, 02:39 AM
Yeah, and I care about his opinion because?
he does his thing let him stick to that.

J.B.
01-26-2010, 02:51 AM
Sooooo....at what point in these movies does Jackie help his foe to his feet and ask him if he's ok?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1cHynIXweE

Good point, but those are movies.

His comments are speaking about fighting in competition.

People don't have to agree with him, and yes he is an actor, but he is also an accomplished martial artist. Even if his opinion is irrelevant, it is still noteworthy.