UFC Is Trying To Have A Totalitarian Type of Control Over Its Fighters.

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  1. King Cobra

    King Cobra Purple Belt

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    The UFC is trying to stripped their fighters of their individual free will to be who they are even if such free will comes during a time of impulse.

    A UFC fighter may do something irrational and where the issue is later resolved but the UFC will go as far as to hire independent investigation services which is ridiculous.

    When you look at boxers, you see different characters which will cross the line of doing something "out of the ordinary" but it will still bring up hype into the sport.

    Mike Tyson was great at this. His street fight with Mitch Green in Harlem would had resulted in UFC fifghters getting fire.

    Same with Liddell and Tito Ortiz's involvement in that brawl in England. Today you would see fighters get "investigated" and possibly fire.

    Fact is these dudes are pro fighters and stuff happens. You have dudes being censored which only strips them of their free will to be who they are.

    Muhammad Ali was about expressing himself even if very controversial for the time. If he had been in the UFC, they would had put a strangle hold on what he should and should not say.

    Mike Tyson was also controversial with many of the things he would say, but that was who he was. He was expressing himself without no censorship.

    When Mayweather fought Dela Hoya, he came out with a Mexican hat. I remember being around Mexicans who were laughing at him. But if that had happened in the UFC, the fighter would had gotten fined and called an "idiot" by Dana White.

    No free will, censorship and now the whole Reebox thing is really hurthing the sport IMO.
     
  2. Magx951

    Magx951 Banned Banned

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    The UFC is doing all they possibly can to avoid specific fighters becoming bigger than the sport itself. They sign a contract and they have to abide by it. If they publicly speak badly of their job, they'll get fired, just like any other job. lots of people will fight for that reebok sponsorship money without bitching.
     
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    They're not trying.

    See: 2008 UFC vs. AKA contract dispute: all AKA fighters (Fitch, Koscheck, Velasquez, etc) were fired for refusing to sign over their names/likenesses basically for free to the UFC to use in perpetuity (forever) in their video games, merchandise, etc.
     
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    No, really?
     
  5. Bacco

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    You understood that in late 2015?

    Well, better than never i guess
     
  6. King Cobra

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    How about adding into the discussion instead of being an idiot.
     
  7. Mr. Hammer

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    TS is always bitching about something.
     
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    Ronda Rousey just Announced a Fight on Good Morning America :eek:
     
  9. King Cobra

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    No. I known of this since 2005. But it has gotten really worst especially after the whole Reebok fiasco.
     
  10. King Cobra

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    You are always bitching about me posting something.

    Hop off these nuts and quit bitching.
     
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    kikikhan Banned Banned

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    You are right.
     
  12. Towelie by TKO

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    The UFC is a business, not a democratic republic. Totalitarianism is normal fora billion dollar corporation.
     
  13. M.V.C.

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    Everybody is free to leave.
     
  14. MaKaSo

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    A convicted woman beater throwing a fit in a gym tossing her mat around the room then proceeds to throw another tantrum on social media only weeks after ESPN made a show about MMA and their rampant domestic violence. Wow yeah, they're taking away all their rights
     
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    Which is of course rarely true of totalitarian regimes. Ask Conrad Schumann.

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    Overstatement aside, the UFC does wield too much power vis a vis the individual fighter. On that, TS and I agree.
     
  16. Rittsy

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    When a UFC fighter does something anti-social it reflects poorly on the sport. This is cage fighting, they need to be more careful about their public image than the NBA or NFL.

    Other sports are 'non-violent', culturally embeded and mainstream; the UFC is trying to shake it's "Just Bleed"/TapOut image.

    Also, all companies have control over their employees/contractors private lives. If you did something socially unacceptable or offensive in a very public setting while re presenting your company there would be repurcusions.

    If fighters want more 'rights', they need to organise. But that's up to them, not the UFC, not Dana, not us.
     
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  17. Baba Ghanoush

    Baba Ghanoush Black Belt

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    They need to stop holding guns to these fighters heads when they sign the contract.
     
  18. Ballist1x

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    Is or does?
     
  19. Evangelion

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    Yes being sponsored by Reebok instead of condom depot is killing the sport
     
  20. MotorcycleMir

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    Oh how cute, TS took an intro to political science course in university.
     

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