I'm a blind UFC hater on most subjects. Dana is a human turd and I hope something happens to them (blowback from Reebok deal, lawsuit, whatever) that smashes them in the face and changes the way they do business. Every time Dana opens his goofing fuck mouth I roll my eyes and know that 90% of what he says is lies and yet people new to the sport will slurp it all up, either in blind worship of Dana or blind worship of people making money. I understand the natural tendency to push back against the UFC hype machine (and Joe Rogan hit new heights of sychophancy with his special person, meaningful moment ranting). After all, it was even more nauseating when the UFC hype machine threw itself into Brock Lesnar while trying to discredit Fedor. But there are some things that you should check yourself on before you hate on Rhonda. 1. She's fighting cans. She's fighting who they put in front of her. If you've given Rocky Marciano or Mike Tyson a pass on that score, then it's only fair to give Rhonda a pass. 2. She refuses to fight Cyborg / makes strange stipulations. If you gave GSP a pass for refusing to fight Anderson or Fedor a pass for demanding Ubereem be drug tested then it's only fair to give Rhonda a pass on this. 3. Rhonda being pushed as a superstar/crossver movie star/whatever. I'm a huge Fedor nuthugger. I saw that action movie he was in and that vag-crushing awesome commercial he did for the Olympics and loved it all. If he starred in his own biopic I'd have been ecstatic. Yeah, UFC, is probably going to do the Hulk Hogan thing where No Holds Barred flopped in the theatres, but WWF showed people lining up around the block and claimed it was a sold-out blockbuster. You have to remember that behind all the UFC's unbearable bullshit is a young woman who's leveraging superstardom in a shitty sport with low pay and powerless fighters. She's not scamming anyone, she's not defrauding anyone, I don't see how you can really fault her for this. 4. "When Rhonda fought where she had real competition she was not the best." This is just beyond fucking stupid. The only UFC Champion right now who WAS the best outside of the UFC is Werdum. When I saw this thread I just shook my head in disbelief. Grasping for straws with this one or just amazingly ignorant about the sport of MMA. So, yeah, long thread summarized: some of this unchecked Rhonda hate should be checked for consistency with your stances on other fighters. If you hated them all then I guess you have the moral high-ground to hate Rhonda.