Now I know there’s been some shit in MMA, one that annoyed me was Nick Diaz 5 year suspension and $160,000+ for testing positive over pot (oh the horror) meanwhile Jon Jones got applauded after testing positive for cocaine and going to rehab. Good for him trying to get himself cleaned up (the whole one night, according to his mother) but for Christ’s sake, there should have been a bigger punishment and yeah, all the fighters that were pissed off had every right to be pissed off. It seems the only reason he’s had any punishment was for the hit and run leaving a pregnant woman so it’s not like this is the first slap to the face the world of MMA has had but what’s happening with Phil Brooks CM Punk? Good god, people still can’t understand why people lost/still losing their shit over CM Punk getting a UFC contract. “He’s a draw for PPV’s” Thanks captain obvious, that’s the only reason Dana White gave him a contract. That’s why people lost their shit, Dana got someone who’s a nobody “A NOBODY? Mate, he’s a former WWE champi…” STOP! "He's living his dream, leave him alone" It's a dream he didn't work for. Fame does not make you a somebody in the MMA world, or any sport for the matter. Say we’re finding competitors for the next Olympics. “Right lads, Freestyle swimming. We’ve got multiple national championship winners and the 2016 Rio Olympics Men’s 50m Freestyle Gold winner, Anthony Ervin, wants to push himself for 100m now. Well, that lot can fuck off because Matt Damon is famous, he’s now going to represent America in the 100m” Doesn’t work like that. “Oh but that’s the Olympics, Dana can do what he want because the UFC is his promotion” Oh sorry, that makes it perfectly fine and doesn’t slap actual fighters in the face then. Forget ownership. The Olympic analogy – Let’s get him because he’s famous even though there are actual swimmers who want this What Dana did – Let’s get him because he’s famous even though there are actual fighters who want this What’s the difference? If all it takes to be a UFC fighter is “oh, he’s a name, he’ll do” that seems pretty damn devaluing to me. Of course you’ve got people using Brock Lesnar to justify Punk but here’s the thing, at least Brock actually had a fight before going to the UFC. Yeah, A fight but still some experience. Am I justifying A fight to be able to go to UFC, NO, I think Brock going was stupid too, it was just fortunate he was actually an alright fighter and had to be because he got fed to the wolves. Brock Lesnar had no starting point in the UFC like Punk facing someone with a few fights. Brock's first fight was against a in-his-prime Frank Mir with 8 wins 3 losses, JUST IN THE UFC. Add his previous fights before UFC, 10 wins. So yeah, Brock was a bit of a stupid decision but CM Punk is an even stupider decision that slaps fighters across the face and it only happened because Dana White needs dollars to jizz on. So Sherdog... thoughts?