TheGuardian blasts Dana: "You don't bounce back from hitting women" is the UFC's biggest lie

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  1. OzoneX

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    MMA fighters are nearly four times more likely to be arrested for domestic violence than NFL players. But UFC does not want to talk about the issue.

    his Saturday former NFL defensive end Greg Hardy — a man once convicted of assaulting his ex-girlfriend — will make his official UFC debut. To add to the controversy, Hardy is scheduled to compete on the same fight card as Rachel Ostovich, who suffered a broken orbital bone during an alleged attack by her husband.

    The UFC’s willingness to promote Hardy on a variety of their platforms, including their highly anticipated debut on ESPN+, highlights the gaping inconsistencies in their domestic violence policies.

    In the wake of NFL running back Ray Rice assaulting his fiancée in 2014, UFC president Dana White took a strong stance against domestic violence: “There’s one thing that you never bounce back from and that’s putting your hands on a woman. Been that way in the UFC since we started here. You don’t bounce back from putting your hands on a woman.”

    By December 2018, White’s stance on domestic violence had dramatically changed from his zero-tolerance approach.

    In an attempt to stifle journalists from asking further questions about Hardy, the promotion shielded the fighter from fight-week media obligations. The UFC took this decision despite Hardy’s place in the co-main event. When it comes to domestic violence, it appears that UFC thinks silence is golden.

    UFC did not respond to a request for comment on this story.

    https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2019/jan/17/greg-hardy-ufc-domestic-violence-rachel-ostovich

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  2. Threetrees

    Threetrees The Voice of Reason

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    machidafan99 Silver Belt

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    he offers black folks second chances...has the Guardian?
     
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    It's almost like The Guardian believed his lies.
     
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  6. Brit_Brawler

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    What greg did is a scumbag move and real bottom of the barrel stuff but people deserve a second chance- to an extent.
     
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    I bet pro cage-fighters are more likely to be arrested for domestic violence than chess players too
     
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    Why expect anything less from a sleazy promoter?
     
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  10. Kudo

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    I don't really see the problem.
     
  11. Ragnus

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    do these idiots want the man to not have a job so he wanders the streets committing more crimes? Ostracizing criminals from society is probably a good way to keep them in the spiral of crime.
     
  12. HaulParris

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    I’m happy that there are journalists who are being vocal about this issue, instead of toeing the party line or ignoring it altogether.
     
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    I don’t think Rachel whatever her name is even suffered a broken orbital
     
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    Guardian reporter is a Sherdog lurker confirmed.
     
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    so what do they want? Greg Hardy to become a homeless person or a criminal? let the man make a living, sure, he's a scumbag, but so is Chris Brown and nobody is bitching to Interscope Records about him choking Rihanna.
     
  16. Medulla Omoplata

    Medulla Omoplata Mayberry Comptroller

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    Why are we comparing MMA fighters to NFL players. If we're going to blame Dana for this shouldn't it be UFC to NFL?
    What makes an MMA fighter? Having one mma fight in a casino in the middle of nowhere? Lots of pieces of shit have a couple of cage fights for fun. What if we compare MMA fighters to anyone who's ever played pickup football, how do the numbers look then?

    No doubt the lower echelon of cage fighting attracts people who are prone to violence, but I don't know what that has to do with the UFC.

    That said Greg Hardy is likely a piece of shit and Dana puts money above morals every time.
     
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    Who cares? Cage fighting has always had the undesirables in society involved from the beginning.

    Don't pipe up now when you've looked down on it for so long as if it's some leader in morality.

    Next they'll be like "violence factory" ufc history with trump etc...
     
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    Speaking for "these idiots"
    Pretty sure there are two major issues that people have with Hardy. Perhaps 3
    The first is that he never paid for his crime.
    The second is that hes never really shown contrition
    And the third is that people tend to consider entertainment jobs as more of a privilege as compared to "normal" jobs. And it is true that certain transgressions can, and should, get you blackballed from certain fields. In this case it seems, to me at least, is that domestic abuse should be one such transgression for athletes in contact sports.
     
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    Doesn't take Nostradamus to see Dana going back on his words at his earliest convenience. More fool anyone for actually believing any of the shit that gushes out of his mouth on a nano-secondly basis.
     
  20. Congo66

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    Ok so MMA fighters are 4x more likely to do it than NFL players and just over 2x as likely as the general population but he did it in the NFL and not in the UFC.

    The problem with POS's like Hardy is you can't exclude them from working. If he does it again then cut him.
     

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