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Megan Olivi 'hurt' by Stephen A. Smith only acknowledging her "male colleagues"

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  1. Titleboxe Purple Belt

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    Megan Olivi elaborated on why she felt hurt by Stephen A. Smith when he left her out of his praise for the UFC's broadcast team.

    “That was actually tough for me,” Megan Olivi told reporters “I don’t love social media in general, but then to play such a big role in terms of pre- and post-fight interviews, like, I’m the one onsite doing them. Then to do all the hits on the broadcast and be a part of this team and literally the only woman on the pay-per-view team – there’s no other desk host, there’s no one on the pre- or post-show. It’s literally just me. And I’ve worked to be here. I wasn’t handed this. It’s been a very long journey, as people who have seen me 10 years ago I’m sure can attest to. I’ve done everything the right way to get here, and to not get the acknowledgement as my male colleagues got, I genuinely was so hurt. It was nice to see the MMA community have my back on that.

    For a little background on this, this was Stephen A. Smith's tweet from March:



    Source: UFC news: Megan Olivi was ‘genuinely so hurt’ by Stephen A. Smith (usatoday.com)

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  2. TheCryingElite Fiercest Poster since the taut one Dufresne used.

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    Stephen A. Smith is a Noob Saibot
    CANCELLED!!!
     
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  3. Slatersan Black Belt

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    She should leave him out when she compliments every ones pad work skills.
     
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  4. Sweater of AV Gold Belt

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    Megan shouldn't be too worried. Stephen A's opinion on anything fight related shouldn't be taken seriously.

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  5. FIGHTING TALK Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    Megan Olivi is nothing special.
     
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    cmon bro he'll fuck your kneecap up
     
  7. Superlative Shooto All-City Champion

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    I love how he intentionally interviews ufc fighters now so he can try to force himself onto the sport, you can tell joe rogan really hurt his feelings.

    as for Megan, I wouldn’t worry about the schmuck he’s clearly tone def anyway. Her and Laura, and all of the other women in this male dominated space do deserve a tremendous amount of respect though!
     
  8. Bas ruttens big toe Yellow Belt

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    Id take her out for a nice meal, buy her drinks then get a cab home witb her and whisper i apppreciate what you do for.the ufc production side of things meg .. then leave her with the taxi bill
     
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  9. 20falarVerdades Silver Belt

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    I'm glad Stephen A Smith got destroyed by Rogan for calling Cerrone a bum
     
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    Why would anyone want to be included in a list that Ariel Helwani is on anyways?
     
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  11. DBall007 Brown Belt

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    This makes Megan look bad because she cares what that clown says.
     
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  12. DivineMind Banned Banned

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    Lmao
     
  13. Titleboxe Purple Belt

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    Stephen A Goat would besmirch Olivi in a streetfight
     
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    Get her a participation trophy
     
  16. HNIC215 Semper Fidelis...

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    In all fairness, Steven A Smith is on a different tier when it comes to broadcast journalist.

    People all over the world and in multiple sports know who he is and his accomplishments.

    On the flip side, no one outside of MMA diehards knows or cares who Megan Olivi is ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    Get your stats up young lady, then the world will recognize you.
     
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    The guy is a worldclass jabroni when it comes to mma and combat sports in general.
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    Megans great at her job i love when she asks fighters what their favorite pizza toppings are.
     
  19. warriorfan808 Black Belt

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    So she was the only one left off.... I guess that’s messed up. I can see why she would be irritated.
     
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    what are his accomplishments?

    all i know about him is that he yells loudly about basketball players and knows nothing about fighting.
     
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