Before I logged off last night to finish my duties here at work, I had a feeling that Mike Fagan was going to start going on about someone or something being homophobic. Granted, the reason I got this feeling was due to him looking for an opening to accuse me of such, but I think anyone at any point would have probably been accused of it because the sight of a guy in a speedo isn't a welcome one to them. It's that little piece of info that makes me wonder something: since when is a straight man not wanting to look at a fighter in a speedo homophobic? Also, why the fuck does this matter so much as to have a huge hissy fit all over Bloodyelbow? Let me dive into it a little bit.
To be frank, Dennis Hallman's outfit was not appealing to the eye. First and foremost, he was wearing less fabric than the Octagon girls do. Second, the speedo was even smaller than the one Shonie Carter used to wear out (which he never had a malfunction with to my recollection), which is both sad and makes me wonder how Hallman got the damn thing. He accomplished nothing with wearing it other than a few cheap laughs and one pissed off boss. Congrats for making the most powerful man in MMA mad. Question is: am I a homophobe for my prior statements? Is Dana White? The answer is a big fat
To be frank, it's not uncommon for someone to not want to look at a man that is that scantily clad. Dana White did not make a single homophobic comment about Hallman (who isn't a homosexual). In fact, there was no reference to homosexuality or any homosexuals. He didn't call Hallman Liberace's Stunt Double or something! Thus, I think that my confusion is justified. Fact of the matter is that Mike Fagan comes across as someone looking for a need to crusade against something either for website hits or for some need to have something to crusade for. All this accomplished was to make a writer for a solid MMA site look like a doofus.
It's never a bad thing when someone takes a stand for what's right. Had White done something homophobic, it would be good to point out what's wrong with the situation. Thing is, this is not that situation. In fact, it's not even close. There's no point in wasting energy huffing and puffing because Uncle Dana didn't like someone making a mockery out of himself. He's got every right to do such, and there really is no moral issue here.
Here's what I ask, both as a lover of the site and someone else who loves writing. Please exercise responsibility and rational thought before hitting the keyboards, BE staff. It helps to make our experience at this site quite a bit better, and I for one would be thankful.
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