Disappointing Quote of the Day: Anthony Njokuani

via www.mmaweekly.com

Roller wants to come out and say that it was easy. I don't think so. Let me be in the right state of mind and will see if its easy fag. Be a man and stand. We're here to fight not make love.

- Anthony Njokuani via Twitter

I'm a big fan of Njokuani's skills but this comment is very disappointing to see.  First off, the use of fag is awful for obvious reasons and rather than get into a lecture on homophobia, masculinity and MMA I'll leave it at that.

This is mixed martial arts, this is not kickboxing.  Everyone who knew who these two fighters are knew what Roller's gameplan was going to be for the fight.  The idea that Roller is less of a man because he chose to use a strategy that would no doubt end with him on the losing end of the equation is absurd.  Anthony no doubt knows this and is just acting out, but the point remains.

Finally, it is not your opponent's responsibility for you to "be in the right frame of mind" come fight time.  You got completely owned by a fighter who was able to impose his will and execute the perfect gameplan against you.  Accept it, learn from it and move on.

It's a real shame to see a guy who I love to watch fight act out in a way that is so pathetic.

Update: Njokuani posted the following apology via his twitter:

The comment I made earlier was way out of line.  I do apologize for saying what I said.  That's not me I let my emotions get the best of me.

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