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8/24/14 11:39 PM
7/9/14
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I find it hard to believe not a single person close to Clay Collard has told him, "Hey, Clay... MAYBE "Cassius" isn't the best nickname for a caucasian rookie fighter."
8/24/14 11:54 PM
7/27/07
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Why not? Phone Post 3.0
8/25/14 12:00 AM
8/2/02
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might raise an eyebrow or two, but probably won't cause any riots

honestly don't see anything wrong with it
8/25/14 12:04 AM
8/28/12
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Who doesn't want to be like Muhammad Ali..?? Phone Post 3.0
8/25/14 12:05 AM
6/17/11
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doesnt he have 80 amautuer boxing fights? not exactly a rook
8/25/14 12:07 AM
1/1/01
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I have no problem with it Phone Post 3.0
8/25/14 12:07 AM
8/15/11
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Is it really so hard to believe that there are people that also wish to float like a butterfly and sting like a bee? Phone Post 3.0
8/25/14 12:08 AM
9/11/09
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Kinda silly cause Cassius is a proper first name. Might as well use "Bob" as your fighting name.
8/25/14 12:12 AM
6/6/11
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rumble_fish - Kinda silly cause Cassius is a proper first name. Might as well use "Bob" as your fighting name.

Exactly. You can be a fan of a guy that isn't the same race as you.
8/25/14 12:29 AM
10/19/12
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You think thats bad, wait till you hear Lombards new nickname. Phone Post 3.0
8/25/14 1:04 AM
7/7/14
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I don't get why everyone is making a big deal out of it. Its just a nickname. Iv heard worse! Phone Post 3.0
8/25/14 1:06 AM
6/16/10
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his attempts at being roy jones were a bit much, but he was a tough fighter, i hope he can get better.
8/25/14 1:14 AM
2/15/12
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Makes me wonder why it wasn't

Brown Sugar Ray Robinson or
Brown Sugar Ray Leonard.

White's should stick to whites and the black's with black. Amirite?

Or maybe...just maybe, white fighters can be fans of black fighters and even *GASP* use their names as a tribute and something to aspire to. Phone Post 3.0
8/25/14 1:24 AM
8/30/12
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I think it's weird seeing cassius clay t shirts or anything like that. Muhammad hated having that name, which is why he changed it. Phone Post 3.0
8/25/14 1:29 AM
2/15/12
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StocktonStickerSlap - I think it's weird seeing cassius clay t shirts or anything like that. Muhammad hated having that name, which is why he changed it. Phone Post 3.0
Technically he hated the name "Clay" since that was the slave owners name and forced upon his ancestors. Cassius was given to him by his parents, and therefore didn't have the same negative connotations. Phone Post 3.0
8/25/14 1:41 AM
10/21/13
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http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cassius_Marcellus_Clay_(politician)


There you go Phone Post 3.0
8/25/14 1:50 AM
1/10/13
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StocktonStickerSlap - I think it's weird seeing cassius clay t shirts or anything like that. Muhammad hated having that name, which is why he changed it. Phone Post 3.0

I always thought he changed it due him embracing the beliefs of the Nation of Islam. It was done to rid himself of his given slave name.
8/25/14 2:01 AM
7/9/14
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The kid is no chump, but by no means a prodigy. ANYONE using that name should be a virtuoso. It has nothing to do with him being a fan, every fighter should be. However, a certain amount of respect should be given to what he did to inspire and advance the black athlete, same atmosphere with Hank Arron and Jackie Robinson. Plenty of ways to honor him besides not living up to the name his mother gave him.
8/25/14 2:49 AM
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PrettyBoy - Why not? Phone Post 3.0
Ha! Phone Post 3.0
8/25/14 3:11 AM
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"Suga" Rashad

Just LOL
8/25/14 4:33 AM
3/27/13
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No problem with it, personally.

I've more of a problem with the volume of really lame nicknames around. Phone Post 3.0
8/25/14 4:37 AM
8/29/11
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I'm not offended by it, but I do wonder why a fighter would want a nickname that references another fighter.
8/25/14 4:55 AM
10/16/07
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IZASH INDUSTRY - I'm not offended by it, but I do wonder why a fighter would want a nickname that references another fighter.
Yeah, especially a legend like Ali. Seems an arrogant thing to do, but i dont really care i'd watch him again happily Phone Post 3.0
8/25/14 5:09 AM
5/19/14
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Dude's a boxer named Clay. Not really sure what else you'd expect. It would basically be rude not to have that as his nickname Phone Post 3.0
8/25/14 8:00 AM
6/9/12
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The Power Double - Dude's a boxer named Clay. Not really sure what else you'd expect. It would basically be rude not to have that as his nickname Phone Post 3.0
Exactly.

I'd be quite offended if he walked around with anything BUT Cassius. Phone Post 3.0