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A love/hate relationship with the UFC

i used to read about people who would stop watching the UFC because Dana White offended them with a comment that had nothing to do with them and i thought "that weird, why are you offended by something that someone said that didn't concern you". I freely admit that i think there is too much worrying about making sure your don't offend anyone with what you say and people should be given the freedom to say what they feel without outlandish claims of hate and ire. But at some point enough is enough...

i'm looking at you, Dana...

I understand this makes me a "fucking pussy" and /or and "dummy" and/or "idiot" - pick your phase as you will, but i guess that is what i have become. I love, LOVE Mixed Martial Arts and have gotten to the point of watching as much individual martial art competitions to learn and enjoy the finer points that don't cross over into MMA that well but are still beautiful to watch. I am not the biggest fan out there, but i am die hard enough to watch the TUF prelim fights in my office at work on fightpass on a Wednesday afternoon. Hell, my wife & I cut our wedding reception short so we could catch the Machida vs Evans PPV...but its getting harder and harder to look the other way every time Dana puts his foot in his mouth, its almost as bad as the standard "MOST STACKED CARD" & "BIGGEST TEST TO DATE" marketing campaign.

I know i am only one person, but if some one as into it as me is thinking of cutting back I can only imagine how many "lesser" fans are cutting back or stopping completely. I don't think it is all doom and gloom for the UFC and i think it will remain the premier organization for the foreseeable future, and while Dana has brought it from the "Dark Ages" its going to take a real PR & business savvy person to take it to the next level.

thanks for reading my rant, please feel free to discuss or call me out on points not well thought through.

Maavin

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