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Ok, gotcha. I agree with that. No special pity or privilages, just a fair shot at making it on their own here. I'm with you. They always do that with fighters though. They try to play them up by picking some facet of truth from their past. Kinda like how the guy from here (Hoffman) was said to be a state champion wrestler in high school. That was complete BS. He did wrestle in high school and he was decent, but he was no state champ. It's just TV hype. If Cung is asking for pity, that's weak. But if it's TV hype then that's all it is. If he was talking about growing up facing adversity and all that junk, then I bet he was probably told to say all that stuff. Sort of as a way to get the audience more interested in the fighter and to pay attention more to him. I do feel sorry for many of the folks in Iran who have tough lives caused by things far outside their control. Whether anyone deserves or should command pity, I don't know. But I think those who want to give it should be able to as they please.
If they can get you asking the wrong questions, they don't have to worry about answers.