IFL Battleground using sitcom tactics?

I’ve heard of pro wrestling doing this, but this is the first time I’ve heard of it happening in MMA : IFL Battleground is manipulating their crowd noise to try and make it seem more impressive. I haven’t been able to put my finger on the actual process yet … if they are just amplifying and layering the actual crowd noise for each fight or if they’ve actually taken general raucus crowd noises and are mixing them in as the fight goes along. But either way, it’s not being done very well and it’s pretty distracting. How distracting? I put it up there with the retarded gong sounds used in Fight Girls whenever a girl lands a good hit.

  • http://mmaannotation.blogspot.com/ Stu

    Bodog did the same shit on their TV show, there was like 10 people in the crowd and they added crowd noise to make it sound like 20 times that.

  • intenso

    it’s not worse than ESPN editing in sound effects for their boxing reality show. Like, sound effects on the PUNCHES. And they edited the fights down and took out all the boring “sweet science” parts.

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