UFC Fighter Learned "Cool Moves" From Tekken

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As someone who has practiced/taught martial arts in the past, I appreciate fighting games that feel more authentic. You're not fighting, you're twiddling your thumbs, but some of them actually capture the shell of combat better than others. I played a lot of Tekken, but disliked the way that Marshall Law was represented, especially in Tekken 5 where he's a big joke. All the flip kicking works in a game, but that is not JKD at all.

I preferred Jann Lee's rendition of JKD in the DoA games.

Aside from mimicking Hwoarang's kicking katas just for practice and stretching purposes (I'd never put my leg up that high in a fight. Too much training in Wing Chun, I guess.), I never really tried lifting things from video games.

A friend of mine used to joke that I had photographic reflexes though, because I was a complete terror to spar with immediately after watching Jet Li movies.

Absorb what is useful, disregard the rest - even from fighting games, apparently. If it works for the guy, more power to him.

Mimsofthedawg:
lol.

Says violent video games aren't responsible for encouraging violence in society.

Praises guy who was inspired by violent video games.

/nice

OT: I guess that's cool? Sounds more like trying to encite his fanbase to me though.

Actually, that does raise an interesting question. Does MMA and other such sports encourage violence in society? Might be interesting to see the results of a study on that

YingDerpington:
Yeah that was probably it,

Yep, that was exactly how the first fight with Chael Sonnen went down. I remember watching that and thinking he was really, really lucky to get away with the win. FWIW they had a rematch last year and Silva beat Sonnen convincingly. Also after their first match Sonnen returned a performance-enhancing drug sample that was murky at best, and it turned out that Silva had taken the fight with a cracked rib.

You know a MMA style that capitalize of downs vs juggles will be an interesting character. Aka you snap limbs while they are down and attempt a submission move which deals additional damage based of missing health.

IllumInaTIma:
Good thing he didn't try to copy Yoshimitsu. Imagine headlines "Fighter stabs himself to death on a ring"

I would be impressed if he was able to levitate by crossing his legs, sitting and spinning really fast from some unknown force.

But yeah, stabbing oneself might be a bit extreme. If you connected with that move wouldn't it take off about 50% of the max health bar?

I smell a UFC X Tekken approaching...

Abomination:

IllumInaTIma:
Good thing he didn't try to copy Yoshimitsu. Imagine headlines "Fighter stabs himself to death on a ring"

I would be impressed if he was able to levitate by crossing his legs, sitting and spinning really fast from some unknown force.

But yeah, stabbing oneself might be a bit extreme. If you connected with that move wouldn't it take off about 50% of the max health bar?

Or regenerate himself while making some suggestive masturbation hand movements...

I guess so, but it would hurt enemy even more, and if you manage to kill both yourself and enemy with that move that would count as your victory, not a draw.

AD-Stu:

YingDerpington:
Yeah that was probably it,

Yep, that was exactly how the first fight with Chael Sonnen went down. I remember watching that and thinking he was really, really lucky to get away with the win. FWIW they had a rematch last year and Silva beat Sonnen convincingly. Also after their first match Sonnen returned a performance-enhancing drug sample that was murky at best, and it turned out that Silva had taken the fight with a cracked rib.

And there we have it folks! Does anyone need more convincing that Anderson Silva has this universes plot armour of equal strength to batmans? He is clearly not human.

I've got a bad feeling about this....

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