A reader writes:
The host is a pretentious ass. I heard him on Big O and Dukes today.
Here's my thoughts, you ass.
Chcuk Liddell was favored because he was the face of the MMA and a good fighter, not because he was white.
If a single ESPN announcer mispronounces an unknown black man's name, it doesn't mean ESPN, as an organization is racist. It means the unknwon black man had an unusual name.
Don't presume to tell the UFC who they should promote to: they can decide that for themselves. Also, as hard as it may be for you to believe, black people can decide what to watch and support without being told it's OK by Dana WHite or by you, you ass. DOn't patronize racial and ethnic groups like your the daddy of all black people. And don't belittle white for liking whitw fighters.
Chuck Liddell was and is an enetertaining guy. He didn't commit a crime like Michael Vick, so I think it's still acceptable for white folks to like him. Just as blacks still support MV, despite his crimnal history.
I don't have much to say in the way of a response given that this person has no concept of what the thrust of my arguments actually are. But clearly, there is an element of MMA fans who do not like issues of race infused into discussion of the sport. I would say "I wonder why?" but I don't.
UPDATE: It is quite clear to me based on many of the comments in this post that folks are reading the clownshoes' description of my arguments above as if they were accurate. Let me suggest that disagreeing with me is perfectly fine provided you hear what I actually said. If it still bothers you after that, then lay into me.