Thursday, November 8, 2007

MMA Internet Slang for Noobs- Part 1

I've been blogging about MMA for a while and I get alot of emails from people just getting into MMA wondering what some of the things I say mean. Well for those people I'm gonna make a list, a reference for newbs, so when they sign up for forums and discussion boards they know what more experienced users are saying. For the MMA die-hards, feel free to let me know what Im missing. This is part 1 of a 3-part series. If you know someone who is just starting out in MMA, make them read these articles before posting in forums. By the way MMA means Mixed Martial Arts!

*UFC- Refers to the American promotion, Ultimate Fighting Championships, considered the top promotion in the world.

*Pride- Refers to the now defunct Japanese promotion Pride Fighting Championships, which was bought by UFC owners Zuffa LLC.

*Wandy or Wand- Refers to Wanderlei Silva, one of the most popular fighters ever, known for his legendary staredowns and aggressive style, his nickname is "The Axe Murderer". Fought in Pride, now fights for UFC.

*Rampage or Page- Refers to Quinton "Rampage" Jackson, the current UFC Light Heavyweight champion. Rampage is known for his signature slams, hilarious commentary and a tense rivalry with Wanderlei Silva that produced 2 unforgettable fights.

*Fedor- Refers to Fedor Emelianenko, A Russian Heavyweight fighter and longtime Pride champion who is widely considered to be the best fighter in the world. Fedor recently signed with the promotion M1 Global, breaking many fans hearts who wanted to see him in the UFC.

*Crocop- Refers to Mirko "Crocop" Filipovic, A Croatian Heavyweight fighter who is known for his left high kick, kickboxing career and an unforgettable superfight with Fedor. Crocop signed with the UFC, but has lost 2 of 3 fights he was heavily favored to win.

*GSP or Rush- Refers to UFC Welterweight Georges St. Pierre, a Canadien fighter who is known for his athletic style and is considered one of the best fighters in the world. He was the UFC Welterweight Champion, until being derailed by heavy underdog Matt Serra.

*TUF- Refers to the Spike TV reality show about upcoming fighters vieing for a contract from the UFC called "The Ultimate Fighter".

*TTT- Means "To The Top", this is used in forums to bump up threads that have little or no responses.

*TUF Noob- Refers to a person who only started watching MMA because of the reality show The Ultimate Fighter. This is often a means of insulting somebody who makes a stupid forum post.

Those are the first 10, check in tommorow for part 2.

1 comment:

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