UnderGround Forums The Schmo is taking over...

4/22/19 11:55 PM
3/17/17
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Its telling that in every screencap hes making the fighters feel very comfortable and in a good light hearted place for the interview.

I approve. He made Raging Al smile.
4/23/19 12:14 AM
11/9/18
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Would not watch a single minute of that douchebag looking douchebag.

4/23/19 1:13 AM
5/14/06
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Facial mannerisms remind me of Mayhem 

4/23/19 3:52 AM
3/4/12
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I would like to believe that he is like that all the time and he isnt playing a character

4/23/19 6:18 AM
4/21/12
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The guy's gimmick is kind of annoying but also pretty funny, and it's obvious the fighters and Dana sort of get a kick out of it. What's interesting to me is that he reminds me of Helwani in being able to slide in questions that probably catch the interviewee a little bit off guard once he's got them loosened up. He's probably going to end up getting some good sound bites where fighters or Dana later say, "Why the fuck did I answer that question that way?" (There are probably also some fighters who will want to get in on it and get a Schmo interview. I'd love to see him interview Khabib.)

4/23/19 6:53 AM
7/29/02
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better than what's his nose
4/23/19 7:32 AM
1/5/15
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He's fucking awesome 

4/23/19 7:34 AM
10/3/11
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The schmuck 

4/23/19 7:37 AM
5/14/06
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inf0 - better than what's his nose

Robin Black? Amen. 

4/23/19 7:45 AM
5/9/06
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Whats the back story here?  I guess I'm late to the game, but this is the first I have ever seen of the schmo.  

 

I wanted to say irritating, but I did find some of it mildly entertaining in an obnoxious sort of way.  I could see it growing on me.  

 

Who can bring me up to speed?

4/23/19 10:18 AM
7/20/01
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He's been doing it for years it turns out - the Loma interview was great

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-muTcRmDEEBTV8F8Fm82pA/videos
4/23/19 10:23 AM
5/14/06
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I normally find stuff like this to be unbearable, but he’s got a good handle on the interview itself and ad libs very well. 

4/23/19 12:21 PM
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ducks18 - 
Calhoon -

First impression was this guy is all about look at me but he is actually a great interviewer. He listens to the people he interviews and responds with quick witt. Both of those things are good and something you wouldn’t expect from a guy playing a character.

Exactly.  He is growing on me.  Not afraid to ask tough questions all while making it entertainingly awkward.  And he’s only getting better. 


Agreed.
4/23/19 1:59 PM
9/21/14
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So his entire schtick is ripped off of nardwaur? 

 

https://youtu.be/QZP8OwCdO1E

4/23/19 2:21 PM
10/26/05
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I don't want to like him but I kinda do.
4/23/19 2:51 PM
10/10/14
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steakwhistle -

So his entire schtick is ripped off of nardwaur? 

 

https://youtu.be/QZP8OwCdO1E

That's a fair comparison, but I wouldn't go so far as to say he's just a Nardwuar rip-off... Kinda has a Jiminy Glick vibe too

4/23/19 2:54 PM
10/9/10
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I never saw him before the last UFC Presser when he asked about the 165lb division and DFW was like “what the fuck just happened?!” And the crowd rallied around him. Shit was funny. 

4/23/19 11:00 PM
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4/23/19 11:02 PM
2/8/12
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VJ Poons -
steakwhistle -

So his entire schtick is ripped off of nardwaur? 

 

https://youtu.be/QZP8OwCdO1E

That's a fair comparison, but I wouldn't go so far as to say he's just a Nardwuar rip-off... Kinda has a Jiminy Glick vibe too

I checked out the Nardwuar guy and besides being awkwardly funny I don’t see the resemblance.  The Schmo is what MMA needs right now! 

4/23/19 11:03 PM
2/8/12
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If OFFICIAL... The Schmo is on a flight to Florida to interview Colby “CHAOS” Covington tomorrow at ATT!  Haha this should be a great one!  

4/23/19 11:37 PM
5/14/06
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ducks18 -

If OFFICIAL... The Schmo is on a flight to Florida to interview Colby “CHAOS” Covington tomorrow at ATT!  Haha this should be a great one!  

Assuming this guy is your friend you should have him UG

4/24/19 1:05 AM
3/12/16
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2JupitersTooMany -
ducks18 -

If OFFICIAL... The Schmo is on a flight to Florida to interview Colby “CHAOS” Covington tomorrow at ATT!  Haha this should be a great one!  

Assuming this guy is your friend you should have him UG

Not everyone is pro gay.

4/24/19 3:13 AM
2/8/12
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2JupitersTooMany -
ducks18 -

If OFFICIAL... The Schmo is on a flight to Florida to interview Colby “CHAOS” Covington tomorrow at ATT!  Haha this should be a great one!  

Assuming this guy is your friend you should have him UG

Not my friend, I found his work a few days before making this thread, just found his IG today, and on his story he says he’s on his way to interview Colby lol.  Shit I’d like to be friends with him! 

4/24/19 3:19 AM
2/8/12
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I’ve also been extremely worn out of the current MMA media.  I tune into YouTube channels like ESPN for Ariel’s MMA Hour, MMA Fighting’s shows with Luke Thomas... also Chael Sonnen and Jimmy Smith have great YT channels.  Outside of that occasionally a good submission radio interview or mmajunkie, sometimes Believe You Me podcast with Bisping is good too.  Idk maybe I’ll hate The Schmo in the future lol, but I am stoked for him to cover the UFC media day’s.

4/24/19 11:36 AM
2/13/16
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Reminds me of a MMA rip off of Nardwuar Serviette.

 

But whatever, like nardwuar, he asks good questions.