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Old 09-30-2013, 01:11 PM   #1
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Yahoo sports - UFC discredits the sport.

UFC Cuts Okami, Discredits Own Ranking System

Im not going to comment on too much on this one, because you know how i feel about it already.

All i will say, is look where we are now.

Dana "youre all fuckin idiots" White cut a top 6 fighter, and the mainstream media are now questioning MMAs legitimacy as a sport.

Dana might seem like a big man to some of you, but in the world of sport he is a blip.

Likewise MMA, which has been through the ringer to establish legitimacy is still essentially a cult sport, and cutting your top 6 guy or woman or team in any sport, exposes you to global ridicule across the non zuffa press, from anyone who has actually heard of you in the first place.

Heres the article. Im going to link the whole thing, as every word of it is important, and il properly credit the writer- Joe Napoli as well.

Source at the foot of the page.



Click the link for the full article....

The UFC has increasingly been blurring the line between sport and entertainment, Jon Jones vs. Chael Sonnen being the biggest recent example. Moves like this make one question why they even have a ranking system if they're not going to adhere to it when making decisions. There's a line between sports and entertainment, and the UFC sent a message with this move that they're willing to cross it.

Joe Napoli

http://sports.yahoo.com/news/ufc-cut...0943--mma.html


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Old 09-30-2013, 01:16 PM   #2
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Good read....Thanks for sharing.

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Old 09-30-2013, 01:20 PM   #3
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That was an intersting read.

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Old 09-30-2013, 01:22 PM   #4
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That was an intersting read.
Indeed. Thanks TS

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Old 09-30-2013, 01:23 PM   #5
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Can't wait to hear Dana's response!

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Old 09-30-2013, 01:25 PM   #6
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Holy crap, Yahoo! going against the UFC.

That's a first.

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Old 09-30-2013, 01:25 PM   #7
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i've been saying this for years...

Nice to share the view with Yahoo.... a company that, not long ago called their MMA tab... "UFC"

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Old 09-30-2013, 01:26 PM   #8
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Okami, we are behind you!

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Old 09-30-2013, 01:26 PM   #9
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The UFC is Dana White's little fiefdom. And it's run more like an entertainment company than a sports organization.

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Old 09-30-2013, 01:28 PM   #10
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Yahoo journalists are 'f**king idiots' Dana has been doing this for 13 years and these guys think they're experts.

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