Do you think it is a series of unrelated coincidences that almost all black fighters are not liked?

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  1. Anderson Silva

    Anderson Silva Banned Banned

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    Just had a look at the "Oh great. More Luke Thomas racism talk over at MMA Fighting.." thread and it went as expected Sherdog fans (Majority white and American) complaining that anyone would dare suggest that racism had any part to play in the unpopularity of black fighters.


    Use your brain do you really think it is a coincidence that most black fighters are not really liked and that get more hate for the same crimes (EG Steroids.)


    Sherdog at times can be a echo chamber but i think objectively you can only conclude that black fighters are not as popular or as liked as white fighters.


    I know i will have multiple people reading the title getting triggered and responding with one liners or not addressing the points made.
     
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    Here's a one-liner for you...

    Hi Luke!
     
  3. wilKO

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    Floyd Mayweather
    Ali
    Tyson
    Anderson
    Rampage

    There are 3 of the biggest draws in combat sport history and 2 of mmas biggest draws ever too. This issue is annoying
     
  4. Darkart

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    Most people on Sherdog think Randleman beat Bas so your wrong
     
  5. Smaller than average peen

    Smaller than average peen Silver Belt Platinum Member

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    I don't think all black fighters are disliked but i'm sure some will disagree.

    I don't give a shit where you're from, as long as you're a good person I'm happy
     
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    themainman You lit a match now watch it burn

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    Rumble is liked, jones had tons of nuthuggers despite his shit, people like rashad, rampage was loved in his heyday etc.

    Ts is racist
     
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    People root for athletes they relate to. It's human nature to relate to people who look/talk/act like you. If roles were reversed, and blacks were the majority and whites were 13% of the population, the white fighters wouldn't be as supported.

    It's not racism, it's human nature. Stop calling everything racist.

    I'm half black (half white), BTW.
     
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    Nice troll post, you will get some people to take the bait
     
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    I feel like black fighters get way more love than white fighters.
     
  10. Jkaylor

    Jkaylor Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    I dispute your premise that most black fighters are overwhelmingly disliked. I can entertain the idea that successful black fighters rustle racists the hardest and then they become extremely vocal... Especially on the forums and Twitter. But irl I never hear people bashing black fighters disproportionately.
     
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    No you're not.
     
  12. Lucifer Alpha

    Lucifer Alpha The Catastrophe

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    Sherdog likes black fighters who play up the stereotype like Rampage. When they don't act like that, we get all confused and don't know how to react.
     
  13. concept Coop

    concept Coop Orange Belt

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  14. Ryoto Machida

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    To be fair, Floyd primarily drew because people wanted to see him lose. Same was true for Ali for a time, before he transcended it.
     
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  15. Oooxente

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    Yep

    GTFOH

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    Its not about color its about tune with a person.

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    VIPERdude Red Belt

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    black fighters are not liked because they win to much. The white and red people dont like losing to black men. Btw im not racist. I just am stating a fact blacks are better fighters than whites. Im white. Im allowed to say that
     
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    False premise makes for shit thread.
     
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    yea its the content of their character :rolleyes:
     
  19. Ryoto Machida

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    This is actually a really good point. Black fighters who don't at least act a little bit "street" tend to have a hard time building a fanbase.
     
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    I cheered when Fedor beat Rogers
     
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