UnderGround Forums DFW's reaction to The Haka is pretty funny

9/26/20 9:42 AM
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At the UFC 253 weigh-ins face-offs, featherweight “Sugar” Shane Young, who describes himself as of “Maori and NZ European descent," performed a Haka as he advanced towards Slovakia's Ludovit Klein. Klein, who is likely familiar with the traditional Maori dance via New Zealand rugby teams, was impassive. UFC president Dana White's reaction was more along the line of "What the F@$%!!?!"

9/26/20 9:49 AM
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Translation? 

9/26/20 10:00 AM
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Was he trying to intimidate this opponent? If I was his opponent I would have been laughing. What's the point of doing something that the other person doesn't know and speaking a language that he doesn't understand? Maybe he needs it to get himself fired up.

9/26/20 10:05 AM
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A 2 second Google would tell you it is a war dance.

9/26/20 10:53 AM
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Not a lot of rugby fans here :-)

9/26/20 10:55 AM
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VFR -

Was he trying to intimidate this opponent? If I was his opponent I would have been laughing. What's the point of doing something that the other person doesn't know and speaking a language that he doesn't understand? Maybe he needs it to get himself fired up.

haha. Good god you nerds on here are ridiculous

9/26/20 11:28 AM
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I laugh at the Haka its so fucking cringe and lame. Like yeah dude you look so badass and cool sticking your tongue out and making your face look like your having a stroke.  I'm embarrassed for people anytime they do it. 

9/26/20 12:03 PM
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Pretty stupid to slap away your bosses hand like that. Obviously the man was not thinking smart. 

9/26/20 2:06 PM
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I laugh at the Haka its so fucking cringe and lame. Like yeah dude you look so badass and cool sticking your tongue out and making your face look like your having a stroke.  I'm embarrassed for people anytime they do it. 

That's just your inner pussy talking. It's their culture so STFU and STFD punk! 

9/26/20 2:25 PM
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godstriker -

A 2 second Google would tell you it is a war dance.

Who are you talking to pretty sure everyone knows what it is 

9/26/20 4:39 PM
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I remember Joe Onnasi doing it at the World's Strongest Man in the 90s. Of course he was huge and intimidating so it worked better for him. 

9/26/20 5:20 PM
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Cringe

9/26/20 5:22 PM
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Him not acknowledging Dana and not shaking his hand may not have done him any favors. 

9/26/20 5:54 PM
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Damn this haka shits gay as hell 

9/26/20 6:02 PM
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I have no problem with the haka, but I do think it always comes off strange solo. The dance is actually a celebration of life, but there are war hakas and I'm guessing this would be one. The dance can also be done as a greeting and is actually pretty badass if you ever get to see it.

9/26/20 6:30 PM
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In the 80's and early 90's it was kinda cool, especially in rugby. Now I find it cringe and even slighty embarrassing. It would fire me up more to compete against it.

9/26/20 6:37 PM
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Loydchristmas -

I laugh at the Haka its so fucking cringe and lame. Like yeah dude you look so badass and cool sticking your tongue out and making your face look like your having a stroke.  I'm embarrassed for people anytime they do it. 

this.  no idea why they think its cool or intimidating.

9/26/20 6:42 PM
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I remember seeing one on youtube where a father was waiting at the airport for his daughter (I believe several family members took part). I forgot the context of where the daughter had been, but I thought it was cool looking and beautiful the way they did it for her. I haven't seen the one being described here but it sounds like it missed its mark...

9/26/20 7:59 PM
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Dude’s gonna get flatlined in less than a minute. Lol. 

9/26/20 8:38 PM
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Miller -

I remember Joe Onnasi doing it at the World's Strongest Man in the 90s. Of course he was huge and intimidating so it worked better for him. 

Woah, crazy to hear that name on here. Joe is my dad's cousin, the most i remember about him is that he couldn't touch the back of his head, his biceps were too big.

9/26/20 8:39 PM
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The haka works better with a group.

9/26/20 8:44 PM
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The Haka is awesome. 

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The OP's Shane Young looks different from the Shane Young i'm seeing on the screen.
9/26/20 9:37 PM
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I think it’s cool .... but I always found it bizarre when New Zealanders get offended when English or Australian rugby teams refuse to stand still and watch silently while the NZ team is doing it, stamping their feet and yelling to intimidate.

There have been multiple controversies where opposing teams have been heavily criticised for making fun of it, laughing or just turning their back on it and talking amongst themselves.

Its not a welcome dance at sports events, it’s a war dance.

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I think it’s cool .... but I always found it bizarre when New Zealanders get offended when English or Australian rugby teams refuse to stand still and watch silently while the NZ team is doing it, stamping their feet and yelling to intimidate.

There have been multiple controversies where opposing teams have been heavily criticised for making fun of it, laughing or just turning their back on it and talking amongst themselves.

Its not a welcome dance at sports events, it’s a war dance.

Lol @ “war dance”

What would you it as?

Its done at sporting events in front of the opposition team to show how badass the nz team is.

I don’t think you can just say, “it just a celebration of culture, Bro”