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    Quote Originally Posted by Moniker View Post
    I think that has a lot to do with it. Not MMA specifically, but aggression in general. There are plenty of women who think it's sexy to watch guys trying to physically dominate each other. If women, as a whole, were unanimously turned off by aggression in men, I think you would see a lot fewer men showing aggression in its various forms.

    Btw...why are you watching UFC?

    I recall you starting a thread about boxing once too, in which you expressed your interest in the sport. Why do you think you enjoy watching men fight?
    This thread and my question was not about me or what women like. I'd rather not derail it. I think men fight each other for reasons other than what women like and I'd like to know why they do/enjoy this.

    Perhaps I'm not meant to understand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Giggly View Post
    This thread and my question was not about me or what women like. I'd rather not derail it. I think men fight each other for reasons other than what women like and I'd like to know why they do/enjoy this.

    Perhaps I'm not meant to understand.
    I think they are interrelated. If you ask women why they wear makeup, accentuate their figures and put so much time into dressing up, they might say they do it just for themselves or to impress other women, but the truth is, they're mostly trying to get sexual attention/admiration from men. They want to be perceived as sexy.

    With fighting "sports," there is the element of competition that pertains to other sports, but it goes beyond that. I don't think you can separate it from cultural ideals of masculinity and machismo, which ties into sexuality and what women find attractive.

    When was the last time women fawned over guys competing in a cooking contest or something non-aggressive? Men are taught to "man up" from an early age and that factors into their sense of identity and role in society, as well as their choice of interests.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Giggly View Post
    This thread and my question was not about me or what women like. I'd rather not derail it. I think men fight each other for reasons other than what women like and I'd like to know why they do/enjoy this.
    I think you're on to something. People who don't understand cars regularly dismiss car enthusiasts as doing it to impress women. That's true now and then, but a lot of guys who devote much of their time/money to cars do it in spite of what their significant others want. The reason I showed you that video of Rush performing "Red Barchetta" is because does a good job of explaining why some peope are passionate about cars; adventure, freedom, individuality, history, all that stuff.

    In addition to loving cars I also want to work on and operate steam locomotives. I have a hard time imagining someone saying I feel that way because I think it will attract girls.

    Perhaps I'm not meant to understand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SD45T-2 View Post
    I think you're on to something. People who don't understand cars regularly dismiss car enthusiasts as doing it to impress women. That's true now and then, but a lot of guys who devote much of their time/money to cars do it in spite of what their significant others want. The reason I showed you that video of Rush performing "Red Barchetta" is because does a good job of explaining why some peope are passionate about cars; adventure, freedom, individuality, history, all that stuff.

    In addition to loving cars I also want to work on and operate steam locomotives. I have a hard time imagining someone saying I feel that way because I think it will attract girls.

    Yes. This is what I mean. Thank you.

    I think guys who do boxing or MMA could answer this best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SD45T-2 View Post
    I think you're on to something. People who don't understand cars regularly dismiss car enthusiasts as doing it to impress women. That's true now and then, but a lot of guys who devote much of their time/money to cars do it in spite of what their significant others want. The reason I showed you that video of Rush performing "Red Barchetta" is because does a good job of explaining why some peope are passionate about cars; adventure, freedom, individuality, history, all that stuff.

    In addition to loving cars I also want to work on and operate steam locomotives. I have a hard time imagining someone saying I feel that way because I think it will attract girls.

    I wouldn't put cars and fighting sports in the same category. Sure, they are both interests that are often associated with masculinity. But fighting is about dominance and machismo, which are encouraged by women's sexuality. There's no getting around that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Giggly View Post
    Watching UFC right now. Still don't quite understand why guys like beating up on each other so much.
    I think its kind of gay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moniker View Post
    I think they are interrelated. If you ask women why they wear makeup, accentuate their figures and put so much time into dressing up, they might say they do it just for themselves or to impress other women, but the truth is, they're mostly trying to get sexual attention/admiration from men. They want to be perceived as sexy.
    To be honest, there's definitely truth to this. A lot of women say they dress up for other women, but I sure don't, and I don't get why any woman would. Why compete with other women and open the door to the insane cattiness that would ensue?

    I think aggressiveness is attractive, but I hate real physical fighting and don't think its sexy at all. Unless I subconsciously think it's sexy.

    But to answer your question, Giggly, I always thought men were aggressive because they have higher levels of testosterone, are more prone to physical aggression, and might need a release for that kind of energy.

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    As I said one year ago: Chris Weidman, your next UFC Middleweight Champion.

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    *bump*

    So, that makes it 5.5 UFC belts for Americans, 1.5 for Brazilians, and 1 for Canada.


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