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  1. Stick is offline
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    You're gonna love this: "Mixed martial arts = legalized dog fighting"

    Here's the link to that ever so respected site of sites, Tigerweekly.com

    Check this out.

    Contrary to what that frat guy next to you says, “Ultimate Fighting” or “Mixed Martial Arts” is neither a sport nor anything but people beating the life out of one another.

    Remember when everyone was up in arms about the Michael Vick fiasco? Remember how everyone rightfully pretended to vomit when they talked about dogs being driven to kill each other? Why don’t we have the same reaction when we watch two grown men pummel each other until one is so bloodied and dazed that he collapses?
    I didn't pretend.

    Also, dogs tend to die with alarming frequency in the dog fighting world. Once the death rate for fighters in MMA achieves parity we can return to this woefully ignorant simile.

    The obvious answer is that the “fighters” choose to step into the ring and get their faces beaten in. While this is true, and is a credible distinction between dog fighting and mixed martial arts (MMA), the two are still very similar.

    It is the primal urges that make us almost not human and drive the ratings for UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) pay-per-view specials through the roof. These same urges drive fans of dog fighting and cock fighting to trailer parks and professional football players’ houses. We want to see blood and fighters knocked unconscious by a roundhouse kick to the head, and we want to see someone standing over their bloodied body.
    Hack sensationalist journalism fails when written with the skill of a 7th grader. Wouldn't you agree?

    The fact of the matter is that the popularity of MMA is directly tied to the society that we live in on a day-to-day basis. You may have seen a primetime news special or two about “fight clubs” popping up all around the country with members being average guys who work at a desk all day long.

    At night, they go into a buddy’s basement, recite some macho garbage about there being no rules and attack each other with sticks, swords and their bare knuckles.

    This is in direct correlation to the fact that they have no way to let their aggression out or to let their natural testosterone levels be exercised. Instead, they end up in a “fight club” one night and parked in front of a UFC fight the next.
    WTF? Swords?!

    As for the growing popularity of MMA, now the “worldwide leader in sports” has gotten in on the act. Let’s face it: When ESPN calls something a sport, America calls it a sport. The fact that ESPN has been covering MMA events, even a little, gives them credibility in the sports world.
    I'm still waiting for ESPN-MMA, which is to say ESPNeleventybillion.

    Instead of having a serious discussion about why this is barbaric and a sign of straight-up devolution, ESPN shows UFC commentator and comedian (yes, comedian) Joe Rogan yelling and carrying on about how graceful it is when Chuck Liddell (a popular UFC fighter) straddles another guy and relentlessly beats his face in. Seriously?
    "Straight-up devolution"..... I bet this twit's a creation scientist.

    Of course, how could I rant and rave about how terrible MMA is without talking about boxing and even professional wrestling?

    First of all, boxing is a completely different animal. Boxing is regulated by various entities like the Nevada State Athletic Commission; meanwhile, MMA organizations run from such regulation. Furthermore, greats like Muhammad Ali were graceful and cunning while Tito Ortiz, a popular UFC fighter, just tries to beat someone’s head in. There is no beauty, no poetry-in-motion.
    Fact check alert! According to the miniscule amount of journalistic chops I have by virtue of having read newspapers a few times, I detect an incredible failure to research.

    Seriously, someone needs to point out to this tigerweekly site that this guy isn't doing his job and that if they paid him for this "reporting" they should seriously consider closing up shop, because with business savvy like that they're fucking doomed.

    As for professional wrestling, at least that is staged. The people who watch the WWE do it as much for the soap opera storylines as they do for the violence. It is scripted and choreographed. I would rather live in a culture that watches choreographed fighting rather than this barbaric and senseless human cock fighting.
    I love this, cause here comes the irony.

    The fact is that MMA, while it may contain different forms of martial arts, appears to be little more than an excuse to watch someone get the crap beaten out of them. You can try and tell me all about how I don’t understand the intricacies of the “sport,” but I know what I see.

    What I see is a bunch of steroid-using guys beating each other up with little or no restriction. You call that a sport? I call it human blood-sport, and I think it is sad that it is the fastest growing “sport” in the world.

    E-mail the author at JasonAndreasen@tigerweekly.com
    LuLz, cause the WWE isn't a bunch of steroid using guys beating each other up that results in huge injuries and deaths and has a veritable mortuary full of dead kids that tried to mimic their favorite wrasslers to its credit.

    I can't believe this fucking failure of a writer pulled this travesty off without once saying "human cock-fighting". I mean, did he miss the memo?
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    ... you realize this is LOUISIANA state university right?

    i'm just surprised they know how to write at all.
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    Now it makes sense.

    Fail this kid.
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    Nice post from OP. Shall we compile a well thought out response to send to his email, highlighting the flaws in his argument?
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    Still, can we invite the writer to come and talk here so we can smack him upside the head?
    Or, you know, beat him with shovles??

    How could someone acctaully think of writing an article without some sort of research, I mean, his opinion is clear, but there is no evidence to support his claims and there seems to be no reasoning or proof behind his wild parralells to dog and cock fighting. Geez, its like an episode of 'Today, Tonight'... Damn i hate that show.
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    9/26/2007 7:04pm


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    dude... it's fucking LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY's weekly newspaper. are you kidding me? in all honesty we should be praising the kid for being able to write a coherent sentence, never mind what it actually says.
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    I think everyone jumping on the guy hurling abuse is only going to push him further into his dilusions. Hence my previous post.
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    Quote Originally Posted by seanyseanybean
    I think everyone jumping on the guy hurling abuse is only going to push him further into his dilusions. Hence my previous post.
    Fine, be nice. It's much less fun though :(

    I do agree with you that he needs education, because everyone who reads this paper is now going to have that image of MMA burnt into their uneducated brains. Though they still will unless he writes another article from his new perspective. If he gets one.

    dude... it's fucking LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY's weekly newspaper. are you kidding me? in all honesty we should be praising the kid for being able to write a coherent sentence, never mind what it actually says.
    Dont underestimate the power stupid people have. Especially when they write stupidity down, because they then spread the stupidity. It's a well enough written article, but the content is the reason it's here.
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    Posted On:
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    Why doesn't someone local too him invite him to a free lesson so he can see the technical side of the sport and feel how athletic you have to be to do it?
    There's no choice but to confront you, to engage you, to erase you. I've gone to great lengths to expand my threshold of pain. I will use my mistakes against you. There's no other choice.
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    Posted On:
    9/26/2007 7:32pm


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    I doubt he'll be responding to any e-mail you send him. A link to the article was posted on the sherdog forums so his inbox is bound to be full with half-baked rants.

    Plus when I saw his article the other day I added his email to a bunch of gay porn spam lists. So his inbox will be full with that too...
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