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How a Czech soccer hooligan became a UFC champion, via Japan

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Put all hooligans into cage fighting

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This simple display of brutality is anything but a sport.

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Vile sport.

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Jiri Prochazka was a soccer hooligan in his native Czech Republic until martial arts and an ancient Japanese text inspired him to turn from street fighting to cage fighting -- and become a UFC world champion.

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As a teenager he fell in with the local Ultras -- soccer hooligan gangs -- supporting FC Zbrojovka Brno and fought in more than 100 street battles with rival fans.

From street battles to cage battles. Not my idea of evolution...

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Lamilly...

Put all hooligans into cage fighting

https://www.youtube.com/c/KINGOFTHESTREETS

These are MMA style fights mainly between various "hooligans" from various European countries.

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Great look! We're giving the younger generation something great to aspire to!....... I'm being sarcastic!

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This simple display of brutality is anything but a sport.

It’s sanctioned by athletic commissions, with rules, Wright classes, judges and everything. So what is it you have decided makes it not a sport when the authorizes on sports say otherwise? I’m open minded on this.

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TrevorPeace

This simple display of brutality is anything but a sport.

I disagree. UFC rules make for less permanent damage to the participants than pro boxing rules, and the results show that. How many retired UFC fighters with brain damage can you count?

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Personally I'd say football hooliganism is a lot more respectable compared to UFC.

Boxing is majestic. Especially armature boxing. Love it. Dont like UFC.

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Personally I'd say football hooliganism is a lot more respectable compared to UFC.

You're comparing a bunch of criminals, destroying things in a state of anarchy, with an organized sport, sanctioned by athletic commissions, with rules and requirements around it meant to ensure a minimum of long-term damage to the fighter, and extremely strict rules about fighting outside the octagon in say, a state of anarchy.

If you are the type of person who thinks that is more respectable, then personally, I can't find your opinion one worthy of respect, as I have a major problem with anarchists, criminals, and those who fly against the rule of order, and therefore I cannot respect any opinion that supports them over athletes out making an attempt at perfecting a highly skilled sport.

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