Posted On:5/20/2012 11:35pm
Guy Who Pays the Bills and Gets the Death Threats Style: MMA (Retired)
Like many stories of corruption and intrigue, this one starts with a dirty motel room and a woman getting paid to do something unsavory to a perverted man.
But unlike many stories of that genre, this one didn't involve a priest or a congressman, or any person one would expect to wrap themselves in a cloak of moral standards. No, this started with a female fighter, getting paid to do some light, grappling-related bondage on a weirdo who kept a blog about his adventures.
The thing about those relatively 'early' days of MMA, was that there were only so many websites discussing MMA, Jiu-jitsu, or fighters. Heck, there were only a small fraction of websites in general, compared to what we have today, and even fewer decent discussion forums.
This was in the days before The Ultimate Fighter brought the sport into people's living rooms, back when a guy wearing a Tapout shirt could actually tap someone out. Fans of the sport were largely people who trained in the sport, and consequently there were only a few degrees of separation between a guy in the stands, and the guy in the cage.
And it was in this adolescent time of the sport that a handful of fans stumbled onto the blog of a creepy guy detailing his experiences getting man-handled by a woman. This wouldn't have been anything out of the ordinary on the Internet, even then, except that someone tried to cover it up.
And they would have succeeded, if it weren't for the fact that this pissed off that handful of people.
If you haven't yet heard this story, ask some of the original members of this site. They'll fill you in, in much greater detail. But for those who've joined along the way, just keep in mind that this whole project began because a small group of people didn't put up with bullshit, lies, cover-ups, and all the other nonsense that's kept the Martial Arts world on the edge of credibility and on the fringes of culture.
So this is a thanks, from me, to you, for helping to stand as a counterbalance against the freaks, frauds, and the fakes. 10 years from now, let's see what else we've accomplished.
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Posted On:5/21/2012 12:20am
And here's to another 10!
*raises a glass*
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Posted On:5/21/2012 12:33am
Style: TKD, CMA & American Kenpo
I've only been around for half of Bullshido's life, but I have learned, laughed, and thought WTF??? many times. Here's to another ten years!!
Posted On:5/21/2012 12:43am
Style: BJJ/ MMA/ MT
Party at Phrost's house?
Originally Posted by Mr. Machette
Ups to Battlefields for dropping the sage wisdom.
You are like a Pimp Yoda.
Originally Posted by Tranquil Suit
Battlefields... You're more of a man than I am.
GET A RED BELT OR DIE TRYIN'.
Posted On:5/21/2012 12:58am
Style: Hung Gar, Choy Lay Fut
Originally Posted by battlefields
Party at Phrost's house?
It's a compound ya know.
Posted On:5/21/2012 2:00am
Style: BJJ, MMA, JJJ
Originally Posted by Phrost
If you haven't yet heard this story, ask some of the original members of this site. They'll fill you in, in much greater detail.
I could, but then I wouldn't feel as justifiably indignant when i told other posters to use the search function. Also, of the members listed I think I've only seek JKDChick post since I've been here.
what's up with olga b?
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Dum spiro, spero.
Posted On:5/21/2012 1:54pm
Style: stick,Taiji, mountainbike
I would say that I'm looking forward to where I'll be in 10 years. But after the brain injury thread, I'm pretty sure I won't know who I am.
Thanks a lot!
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Posted On:5/21/2012 2:02pm
Style: BJJ/Iron Palm
Wow! Ten years! I wonder how many martial arts frauds, fakers, and exaggerators have been exposed here on Bullshido over all that time. How many major fraud-busts have gone down? Members of the public protecting the public. Huzzah!
Posted On:5/21/2012 3:25pm
Originally Posted by lordbd
Members of the public protecting the public. Huzzah!
Like vigilantes dressed in a gi?
Posted On:5/21/2012 4:50pm
So the site got started when somebody called the internet police over someone indulging their fetish?
"The only important elements in any society
are the artistic and the criminal,
because they alone, by questioning the society's values,
can force it to change."-Samuel R. Delany
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