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    why do most fighters shave there bodies?

    so I was watching ufc on spike tv last week and my friends gf says "why do they shave there bodies?" my friend looks at me and I said I had no clue cause I've never thought about it. I figured maybe it was for grappling so once they sweat they could slip out of subs and stuff. but than I thought of some guys who specialize in grappling and bjj like Gonzaga,the gracies, Fedor don't shave there bodies. than when they showed a gsp fight my friends gf says "this guy goes beyond shaving. he looks like he waxes." she says "his legs look as smooth as a girls legs" lol

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    To be slipperier.?
    So there's no little hairs to get pulled etc.?

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    It's a combination of things, the slipperiness is probably one of them. Another is that just the abrasion from hair is really irritating. When you grapple you're constantly rubbing against something, so the hair can make it more irritating.

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    i mean they are half naked on tv...

    i would be more waxed than a gay guy in a parade

    gotta be fresh to death especialy on ppv
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hammafist View Post
    i mean they are half naked on tv...

    i would be more waxed than a gay guy in a parade

    gotta be fresh to death especialy on ppv

    LOL repped!!!

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    I've said this about facial hair few agree with me, do you think facial hair makes it easier to get knocked out? It's not something I fully back but it seems like it would be easier for the leather gloves to catch on a bearded chin over a shaved greased up face. Sounds logical, but not foolproof.
    "Twas in another lifetime, one of toil and blood
    When blackness was a virtue and the road was full of mud
    I came in from the wilderness, a creature void of form
    “Come in,” she said, “I’ll give you shelter from the storm”


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    Wandereli was a hairy dude in Pride and now he doesn't have any body hair.

    A friend of mine shaves his chest. I hate grappling with him sometimes cuz it feels like I am rolling with a damn porcupine. I tell him to put on a something sometimes 'cus that shit is irritating as hell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bloodshot {ADR} View Post
    I've said this about facial hair few agree with me, do you think facial hair makes it easier to get knocked out? It's not something I fully back but it seems like it would be easier for the leather gloves to catch on a bearded chin over a shaved greased up face. Sounds logical, but not foolproof.
    I remember Bas Rutten said something about that.

    I wish that we had to do the Nat Geo episode MMA science again. We cut of a bunch of hair of Kimbo’s beard and glue it on the head of the crash test dummy (you must see by now that if you “picture this” that it really is unbelievably dumb right?) than let Tito elbow, and me hit the head, measure the impact, take the hair of and do it again. Do you really think that will be making a difference? If you think that, you probably also think that Superman is real (his hair is really strong), because that's where it probably comes from, people who think that comics are real.

    This is a beard from hair for crying out loud. If you believe this than you have to believe also that Kimbo has also less speed because the beard is not aerodynamic and will slow his head movement down, so that will make up for the impact absorbing BS, hahaha, man, they should glue some hair on air bags, people now will survive the crash because the one layer of beard took the impact away...

    But, if you want to be right, OK, there will be of course a miniscule difference, if they have the equipment to measure such small differences on such great impact, I think it will be about the same as hitting something, than put a plastic bag over it and hit it again.
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    It's to look good. Plain and simple. Why do pro-wrestlers shave?

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    I've sprd too much rep.
    "Twas in another lifetime, one of toil and blood
    When blackness was a virtue and the road was full of mud
    I came in from the wilderness, a creature void of form
    “Come in,” she said, “I’ll give you shelter from the storm”


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    Quote Originally Posted by aussjj View Post
    It's to look good. Plain and simple. Why do pro-wrestlers shave?
    lice! Another reason Shawn Michaels better than hart, no fear..
    "Twas in another lifetime, one of toil and blood
    When blackness was a virtue and the road was full of mud
    I came in from the wilderness, a creature void of form
    “Come in,” she said, “I’ll give you shelter from the storm”


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    When you shave your arms and legs and apply vaseline all over in the sauna it makes you sweat twice as fast, then scrape all the sweat/vaseline off with a card and reapply it. I'm sure there's grappling reasons for it but that's why ACS guys shave their arms/legs a week before the fight.

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    Because they are pussies.

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    they probably have a body image consultant that advises them to shave their bodies... didn't karo and kenny florian have a uni brow? back then>

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick16watt View Post
    Because they are pussies.
    pussies should always shave, good point.
    "Twas in another lifetime, one of toil and blood
    When blackness was a virtue and the road was full of mud
    I came in from the wilderness, a creature void of form
    “Come in,” she said, “I’ll give you shelter from the storm”


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    I wonder why no one wears a banana hammock's with their pubes hanging out of them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dert McGert View Post
    I wonder why no one wears a banana hammock's with their pubes hanging out of them.
    because that's my style son, my style..
    "Twas in another lifetime, one of toil and blood
    When blackness was a virtue and the road was full of mud
    I came in from the wilderness, a creature void of form
    “Come in,” she said, “I’ll give you shelter from the storm”


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bloodshot {ADR} View Post
    because that's my style son, my style..
    Then why not assless chaps? Hard Gay would totally dominate then.
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    Silva said he is still upset about how bad he got beat up in the second Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic fight in Pride’s open-weight tournament semi-finals in September 2006. He laughed and said he begged officials not to stop the fight when he was bloodied up because he hadn’t even hit Cro Cop yet.
    Quote Originally Posted by Lance Surethrust View Post
    I like ufc. Clay Guida should be champ.
    ninjashoes - Guida would destroy Nick Diaz

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dert McGert View Post
    Then why not assless chaps? Hard Gay would totally dominate then.
    my assdick would scare people, assless chaps would cause confusion in the minds of many.
    "Twas in another lifetime, one of toil and blood
    When blackness was a virtue and the road was full of mud
    I came in from the wilderness, a creature void of form
    “Come in,” she said, “I’ll give you shelter from the storm”


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bloodshot {ADR} View Post
    my assdick would scare people, assless chaps would cause confusion in the minds of many.
    You better put on an extra cup for that assdick then. No need for a wrestling trying to check your oil with your assdick hanging out.
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    Silva said he is still upset about how bad he got beat up in the second Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic fight in Pride’s open-weight tournament semi-finals in September 2006. He laughed and said he begged officials not to stop the fight when he was bloodied up because he hadn’t even hit Cro Cop yet.
    Quote Originally Posted by Lance Surethrust View Post
    I like ufc. Clay Guida should be champ.
    ninjashoes - Guida would destroy Nick Diaz

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