So I'm White. Yep I am. Half Slovak and Polish to be precise. And I'm an MMA fan. Now thanks to S.C. Michaelson and a few others I have been continually told what I (white people): find appealing, the way I act, and how I treat others. I have a favor: Please stop generalizing about me. I don't get on bloodyelbow and constantly tell everyone what appeals to African-Americans. Why? Because I believe in the individual.
The fact is the only racist comments and criticism I have heard consistently on bloodyelbow is from YOU, S. C. Michaelson.
It seems like every time Chael Sonnen speaks, bloodyelbow becomes a racist debate. Chael gets defended and then all of a sudden I get told How I, the white man thinks and acts. I'm not here to defend Sonnen. I think most of his fights are boring, and I don't agree with all his comments. I think him trash talking Wanderlei is the quickest way for fans to turn on him.
I'm also not here to spark a debate, I'm writing this, because I don't see color in fighters. I, the fight fan, love great fights, and great fighters. I don't root for fighters based on being white, or black. I root for fighters based on how they fight. When Tim Sylvia fought Antonio Nogueira, MY WHITE DAD and I were rooting for Antonio Nogueira instead of Sylvia, because we love his fights, his personality, and him as a human being. And You have fighters like Krazy Horse Bennett, who's african-america, puts on exciting fights, and I love watching him fight. I don't know his personal life, but the color of his skin never enters my mind. I root for him because I like his fights.
Yeah, are there people who are racist MMA fans? Of course. I'm not though. And racism is not a white trait, everyone experiences it, even white people. And as far as boxing goes, I used to love boxing. It has nothing to do with race, and everything to do with corruption, bad match ups, and the fact that boxers don't fight. Boxing to me is like politics, it's tainted from corruption. I could care less about having a white champion.
So S.C. Michaelson, ease up. Let's enjoy bloodyelbow for what it is: a place where MMA fans can come together and focus on what really matters: The sport of Mixed Martial Arts and great fights.
Treat me as an idividual. I'd appreciate it.
Happy New Year Buddy -