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Old 12-08-2013, 09:00 AM   #1
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UFC a disgrace (Article from Australia)

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http://blogs.news.com.au/dailytelegr...fc_a_disgrace/

UFC a disgrace

Phil Rothfield

SINCE when is kicking, elbowing, kneeing, punching and stomping an opponent classified as sport?

On Saturday night on Fuel TV I witnessed the brutality and bloodshed of the UFC — apparently, and worryingly, the world’s fastest growing sport.
This was nothing but barbaric savagery that should be banned in this country.
The fact women were allowed to fight on the card was an even bigger disgrace.
The main event was between Aussie Mark Hunt and Brazilian Antonio “Bigfoot’’ Silva.
The commentators described it as one of the greatest fights in UFC history.
It made me feel sick.
Hunt started with blond hair that finished a blood-soaked red. Both fighters became barely recognisable from the blood and facial wounds of five sadistic rounds.
It scared me that the Brisbane Entertainment Centre was sold out with so many thousands of people (including families with young children) who were prepared to pay to watch it.
And all those who lapped it up and loved every cruel moment on pay-TV.
Almost defenceless men being held down on the ground and punched senseless.
What does it say about our society?
Why do we allow our kids to watch and cheer for something we teach them not to do?
And why are the competitors allowed to do all this inside a cage when it’s illegal on the streets?
People have been sent to jail for less than what happened inside a cage on Saturday night.
If you really want to make yourself sick, Google “UFC worst injuries”. The images are seriously disgusting and raise the question: why aren’t the fighters at least made to wear headgear?
Why aren’t fighters getting protection from blood diseases?
Why do the referees and doctors allow mismatches and lopsided fights to continue?
I know the UFC has statistics to prove there are no more serious injuries than in boxing, but that’s not the point.
The beauty of all sport is the toughness and determination of its competitors. The pain they put themselves through to become the best.
The injury risks they face in rugby league and all the footy codes. At least their sport involves a large degree of skill — and it’s not just a contest to *violently bash another person into submission.

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Old 12-08-2013, 09:03 AM   #2
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Old 12-08-2013, 09:04 AM   #3
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Didn't bother to read on after they got the Channel it was on wrong. I think they are trolling.

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Old 12-08-2013, 09:05 AM   #4
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There were stomps?

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Old 12-08-2013, 09:06 AM   #5
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Not even worth a serious and thoughtful rebuttal.

Mix one cup of authoritarianism, add a layer of unjustified elitism, and finish it off with a spoonful of douchebag...get Phil Rothfield.

Edit: He also has a very punchable face.

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Old 12-08-2013, 09:09 AM   #6
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Honestly it is a very brutal thing and IMO kids shouldnt watch it. And it doesnt really belong in a society that wants to develop spiritually.
Ill always admit that but then again I still like watching it, might have even tried out in the past to see If I had the chops if I had not stopped training.

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Old 12-08-2013, 09:09 AM   #7
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"Aussie Mark Hunt"

Typical.

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Old 12-08-2013, 09:10 AM   #8
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Boxing is a sport. Kickboxing is a sport. Judo is a sport. Wrestling is a sport.

Combine them and its barbarism? Piss off.

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Old 12-08-2013, 09:10 AM   #9
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The injury risks they face in rugby league and all the footy codes. At least their sport involves a large degree of skill — and it’s not just a contest to *violently bash another person into submission.
I lol'd that was has got so riled up over something that doesn't really concern him.

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Old 12-08-2013, 09:11 AM   #10
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Dis someone really write that?

"Almost defenceless men being held down on the ground and punched senseless."

"And why are the competitors allowed to do all this inside a cage when it’s illegal on the streets?"

"why aren’t the fighters at least made to wear headgear?

"Why aren’t fighters getting protection from blood diseases?"

"I know the UFC has statistics to prove there are no more serious injuries than in boxing, but that’s not the point."

"The injury risks they face in rugby league and all the footy codes. At least their sport involves a large degree of skill"

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