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
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.