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  1. Speer

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  2. anarchris

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    wow, thats really cool!

    thanks for the link, I used to watch mma once in awhile but I don't have cable where I live right now (& I don't know the names of fighters anyway)
    but that guy has it made, brawn and the brains (all gunnies are smart).
    Thanks again
     
  3. Conqueror

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    I'm surprised there are no silencers. IIRC he is sponsored by Advanced Armament.
     
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    I haven't met the guy personally but I have heard that he is a supreme ***** and it shows when he is on TV for interviews.

    Nice safe though. :)
     
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  5. ServiceSoon

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    Weak. If I had his money I would have a vault filled with full auto, 50BMG rifles & etc.

    Isn't his brother Mark going to start fighting?
     
  6. S&WKING

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    wow that is awsome and did anybody see that fine chevrolet?
     
  7. jayofthejungle1985

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    people i know that know him personally say not a "supreme ****"... hes just not real social and kind of cocky, but thats normal wrestler personality...
    nice little collection and nice safe too
     
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  8. Atla

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    Thats the way celebs ought to be.
     
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    I don't know him personally but as a former HS athlete who had a chance to play in college, and as someone who know a lot of former college athletes, and a very few former pro athletes, being cocky is really just part of the package. You don't get to be really good at what you do w/o a little attitude, and the better you are typically the bigger the attitude. ALSO anyone in TV knows that being a good bad guy helps to make press. MMA and Boxing draws are often much higher for bouts with strong personalities. It literally pays to be a jerk on camera! So I always take the on screen persona of those guys with a grain of salt.

    BTW I too like the collection!
     
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  10. XDKingslayer

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    He beats people up for a living and you expect Mr. Nice Guy?
     
  11. Cannonball888

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    He didn't seem cocky to me when BJ Penn choked him out.
     
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    Very cool
     
  13. Derek Zeanah

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    I say give the guy a break.

    Take an average dude from a small town, give him a gift at athletics, let him compete in college and have 'decent' prospects, then have him find himself in a position where he's a millionaire role-model to hundreds of thousands, and you've got an awkward situation. Add in a publicist who makes comments like "act xxxxx and your net worth in 10 years will be a few million higher than it would be otherwise" and suddenly you're not looking at "the man" any more, instead he's become a marketable commodity.

    If you don't know the guy personally, I don't think you can judge.
     
  14. auschip

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    I read his book, and he freely admits to being a jerk. Who am I to argue? :evil:
     
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    This thread is going in the wrong direction already. Funny how you get Bubba Gump fans (most who probably never played college sports or beyond) and they expect a high profile athlete to be charming, humble, and kiss every fan's a--.

    Have you watched UFC? Some of the other fighters are MUCH worse in terms of ego, mouth, and attitude.

    So with that out of the way I think Matt Hughes sharing pics of his collection is notable for two reasons:

    1) He is openly promoting firearms and the 2nd amendment. :) I'm not sure other pro athletes would allow such a look into their life and hobby. If an NFL or NBA star did this, he would probably come under criticism by the media- saying he is a "bad role model" etc etc. I think it is positive Hughes would promote RKBA publicly like this, and frankly I don't think he cares what liberals think.

    2) Here is a guy who could pummel an intruder senseless ten ways from Sunday, yet relies on firearms for self-defense. Why? Because he knows intruders breaking into a home aren't going to wrestle it out on the living room floor. That says a lot to Dems who whine "you don't need a gun for self-defense." :scrutiny:

    * In conclusion, we should be supporting Matt Hughes for promoting the 2nd amendment, not bad-mouthing him. Hughes is 41-7 last time I checked- meanwhile the same guys making snide comments in this thread probably would get knocked out by any average punk with beer muscles at the local bar. :rolleyes:


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    i was about to say read the dudes book lol
     
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    I've never gotten the whole "ultimate fighting" thing. Just seems like gratuitous violence for the sake of violence, and portrays the worst aspects of the use of violence. Don't understand why parents that would never think of letting their kids listen to half the stuff on the radio, but will let them watch to men beat each other bloody for money, and idolize the participants.

    Only if his beer muscles make him bullet proof.
     
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    Gotta disagree, Junyo. UFC is actually very controlled and rule bound. Your more likely to be killed or crippled playing high school football.

    I met Matt once. He seemed like a nice guy. The thing is, if you don't have some element of being cocky, or being a jerk, you won't make it far in a sport where you have to punch lots of people in the face. :)
     
  19. jayofthejungle1985

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    Less people are seriously injured in MMA then pretty much any contact sport you think of. Its very rule bound and theres almost always great show of respect for your opponent. My first fight i saw the dude i was about to fight and thought how bad i wanna lay him out and kinda develop a feeling of dislike for them... after the fight we met up and hugged and talked about the whole thing... kind of bonded, like hes sort of a brother now..... its far from "violence for the sake of violence"..... its a mental chess game, and you need to be in top physical condition, have refined technique, and many tools to play it.... its definately a SPORT... i think some still confuse it with how it was portrayed in the early nineties... it has evolved immensely since then... ok off my soapbox.... watch spike tv a few times you might get hooked :)
     
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    This is not an MMA discussion forum. Let's try to get the thread back on track before it ends up closed.
     

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    The more high-profile people showing responsible 2a ownership the better.
    Eventually we'll get Sarah Brady sheepishly showing her gun collection.
     
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    If he still lives in Illinois (and I think he does)...silencers would be a no-no.
     
  23. feedthehogs

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    Not hard to find out where he lives.

    Still surprises the hell out of me the people who want to advertise what they own to the world.

    Now before all you sweat lickers out there say that guy could kick anybody as* if they tried to steal anything, one he's not home all the time and two a home invasion with 2 or 3 guys is usually pretty successful.

    The smart guys keep things quiet.
     
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    +1

    Scroll down a little more and there is another picture him holding a pistol with his finger along the slide and off the trigger.
     
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    I like those guns but the Crocs have to go....
     
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