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10/22/13 7:56 AM
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Wasa-B - I doubt our beloved Bobby Loops's Italiano is any better but no one would question him rocking his red/white/green pride.

My Spanish is better than Cain's. He speaks Spanish like he learned it from native English speakers, like he tries to say English phrases that don't exist.

He's better now, but he was hideous when he first started speaking with the Spanish language media.

My Italian is mad dialectical from the dirty south, but it sounds like the street, not a book.
10/22/13 8:34 AM
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Dong Hyun Kim hands down has the worst pound for pound Spanish in the ufc. Phone Post 3.0
10/22/13 8:39 AM
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MahatmaPetey - Better Spanish: Cain or Peggy Hill? Phone Post
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10/22/13 8:47 AM
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Sprawl 68 - Who cares how good he speaks Spanish? How good is GSPs English? What about the rest of the Americans of Hispanic descent, do they speak perfect Spanish? Phone Post 3.0


I refuse to watch anyone fight who does not eloquently speak the language of a country they were not born in, or a language I know very little about!

10/22/13 8:51 AM
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MahatmaPetey - Better Spanish: Cain or Peggy Hill? Phone Post
LOL, VU. Phone Post 3.0

same level
10/22/13 8:52 AM
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NicolasExitBJJ - cain sounds like a gringo tourist when he speaks spanish. nothing wrong with that as he was born and raised in murica but pretty funny as they're trying to use him to connect to the mexican audience...
Imagine JDS and Werdum having a conversation in Spanish and Cain tries to join in and they laugh at how crappy it is and Cain gets all sad Phone Post 3.0
...and then beats their asses. Phone Post 3.0
10/22/13 8:52 AM
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Sprawl 68 - Who cares how good he speaks Spanish? How good is GSPs English? What about the rest of the Americans of Hispanic descent, do they speak perfect Spanish? Phone Post 3.0


I refuse to watch anyone fight who does not eloquently speak the language of a country they were not born in, or a language I know very little about!


when you're advertised as a Mexican Fighter, have the Mexican and not American flag, you shouldn't sound like a Gringo that took Spanish in high school. Wolf Ticket, bros.
10/22/13 8:53 AM
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NicolasExitBJJ - cain sounds like a gringo tourist when he speaks spanish. nothing wrong with that as he was born and raised in murica but pretty funny as they're trying to use him to connect to the mexican audience...
Imagine JDS and Werdum having a conversation in Spanish and Cain tries to join in and they laugh at how crappy it is and Cain gets all sad Phone Post 3.0
...and then beats their asses. Phone Post 3.0

LOL
10/22/13 8:53 AM
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Sprawl 68 - Who cares how good he speaks Spanish? How good is GSPs English? What about the rest of the Americans of Hispanic descent, do they speak perfect Spanish? Phone Post 3.0


I refuse to watch anyone fight who does not eloquently speak the language of a country they were not born in, or a language I know very little about!


when you're advertised as a Mexican Fighter, have the Mexican and not American flag, you shouldn't sound like a Gringo that took Spanish in high school. Wolf Ticket, bros.

^ also this. it's still kinda silly to me.
10/22/13 8:54 AM
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Cain learned Spanish just to be more "Mexican" to ignorant fans who don't know any better. I almost feel sorry for the guy because it seems like he has a massive identity crisis going on... And of course Dana is using him like a donkey show performer so he really has no choice but to go with it.
10/22/13 8:58 AM
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Lol @ ppl bringing up that werdum and cigano speak better Spanish. No fucking shit


(Although i dont know) I honestly don't think cain spoke much Spanish, if at all, growing up. I remember him throwing a few lines leading up to the lesnar fight when they were promoting him as the Mexican fighter and thinking it was a bad idea. It's improved TREMENDOUSLY since then. It's clear he has been working at it. Phone Post 3.0
10/22/13 9:11 AM
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Lex_o - Like most us Mexican Americans the language we speak with our parents is its own language. It might sound like great Spanish to those who don't speak it but its crap in the real world. Phone Post 3.0
I'm half greek and live in Australia, my family speaks a funny mix of greek and English, although I don't speak greek and only hear the English. I still remember the first time telling my grandmother i had started BJJ, I had to get my mother to explain it to her as grandma's English is poor. She said something in greek, then said 'like karate'. I still don't think they have any idea what BJJ is lol Phone Post
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10/22/13 9:13 AM
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cain,melendez,and sanchez really do not speak much spanish at all. it seems they are asked to speak it when they really do not. werdum speaks excellent spanish. Phone Post
10/22/13 9:36 AM
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Didn't Werdum live in Spain and own an academy there? I'm also guessing being native Portuguese speakers helps greatly as they're very similar. Phone Post 3.0
10/22/13 9:45 AM
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Too many Mexicans in Brazil now? Phone Post 3.0
10/22/13 9:55 AM
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Werdum grew up in Spain. Florian is Peruvian. Phone Post 3.0
10/22/13 9:57 AM
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I think Florian used to own a translation service before becoming a full time fighter IIRC.
10/22/13 9:57 AM
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Cain fights on Fedor's level, and speak Spanish on Tito's level.
10/22/13 11:04 AM
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Bobby Lupo - Cain fights on Fedor's level, and speak Spanish on Tito's level.
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10/22/13 11:30 AM
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Bobby Lupo - 
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Sprawl 68 - Who cares how good he speaks Spanish? How good is GSPs English? What about the rest of the Americans of Hispanic descent, do they speak perfect Spanish? Phone Post 3.0


I refuse to watch anyone fight who does not eloquently speak the language of a country they were not born in, or a language I know very little about!


when you're advertised as a Mexican Fighter, have the Mexican and not American flag, you shouldn't sound like a Gringo that took Spanish in high school. Wolf Ticket, bros.


You also probably shouldn't have a "brown pride" tattoo either.

10/22/13 11:45 AM
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Yet he's a mexican patriot? Lol Phone Post 3.0
10/22/13 11:47 AM
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Yet he's a mexican patriot? Lol Phone Post 3.0
10/22/13 11:47 AM
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Wasa-B - Also, not speaking perfect Spanish does not mean white America looked at Cain and his family and his kind as equals growing up. You think he wasnt called Beaner because of his shitty spanish?

you serious? He grew up in arizona and california. More mexicans than white people here. I doubt he was called beaner any more often than i get called hitler. Which sadly happens every so often out of nowhere.
10/22/13 11:50 AM
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Bobby Lupo - 
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Sprawl 68 - Who cares how good he speaks Spanish? How good is GSPs English? What about the rest of the Americans of Hispanic descent, do they speak perfect Spanish? Phone Post 3.0


I refuse to watch anyone fight who does not eloquently speak the language of a country they were not born in, or a language I know very little about!


when you're advertised as a Mexican Fighter, have the Mexican and not American flag, you shouldn't sound like a Gringo that took Spanish in high school. Wolf Ticket, bros.

You dummies don't get it. The people he appeals to are just like that. 2nd, 3rd and so on, generations of Mexicans. They themselves don't speak Spanish or their kids don't speak Spanish. People in Mexico also don't give a fuck, as long as he's beating up the non-Mexican. Yes, as long as the opponent is non-Latino, they'll always root for the "somewhat" Mexican. It's true, especially in boxing.
10/22/13 12:02 PM
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I get it. He's less Mexican than Marcus Davis is Irish, and Marcus Davis isn't Irish, but he at least had a connection to Ireland and has an MMA school there.

Pandering gimmickry. Phone Post 3.0

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