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  1. kingobould***

    kingobould*** Purple Belt

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    I honestly dont trust any promoter. We all know how corrupt Don King was. Ive heard people on this forum say things about Bob like he was a good guy. See with all the dealings with the mega fight. I started to remember some things. Like the fact that this guy has been caught on camera being a racist, and not to mention almost anytime i hear him talk it sounds ridiculous.

    Am I being overly critical of this man?
     
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    ThirdPartyView Keeping Jack Dempsey from ducking

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    He did say (paraphrase) "Everything I say is a lie."
     
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    kingobould*** Purple Belt

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    Isnt that a job requirement to be a Promoter?
     
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    Personally I fuckin love the guy

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    ThirdPartyView Keeping Jack Dempsey from ducking

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    Arum is a lot smarter than King when it comes to keeping his stuff in the dark (Jack Newfield compared the two in his book "The Life and Crimes of Don King: The Shame of Boxing in America."), but he is shady as all hell (I remember him being overheard saying "I'll sink that fucking [Steve] Wynn." right before he was set to testify in a case dealing with Holyfield-Douglas where it was hinted that he had perjured in order to sink Wynn's case).
     
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    kingobould*** Purple Belt

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    I never heard of that. How is that book?
     
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    Carbone Junior** Banned Banned

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    Yesterday I was lying, today I'm telling the truth
     
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    guilineseguy Black Belt

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    As much as i hate Dana white, And various other MMA promoters. This guy and Don King are the bottom of the barrell when it comes to scumbags. But Dana,Coker, they are working there way down there too.
     
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    How is Arum a scumbag?
     
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    kingobould*** Purple Belt

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    ^^^ please tell me your joking. From my knowledge he doesnt really try to hide it. I just didnt know if i was the only one seeing it.
     
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    MeBig Brown Belt

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    Tell me a little bit about this knowledge of yours
     
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    MeBig Brown Belt

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    When I saw that a few months back I liked him all the more for it. Then again, I'm not particularly a fan of mma, and have a particular disdain for mma fans.
     
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    XCuTioNeR Mundo Hispano FECARBOX Champion

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    I was indifferent about him, until I saw the interview were he gives us his opinion on ultimate fightin'.
    Now I like him :icon_chee
     
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    London Calling Banned Banned

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    `We will let the Blacks and the Latinos fight in the ring and we will count the money on the outside'
     
  16. MeBig

    MeBig Brown Belt

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    More or less my own sentiments
     
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    kingobould*** Purple Belt

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    sounds like your an ignorant person. You do know that you are on a MMA website right?
     
  18. actjac

    actjac Down goes Frazuh...down goes Frazuh

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    Pacquiao vs Mayweather would have been a done deal long ago if Floyd and Arum didn't hate each other so much. Its like Couture and Fedor a couple of years ago....it was all about the promoter's ego and not the historical legacy of the event.
     
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    I'm not by nature, but I can be selectively...when I am ignorant it's almost always with superb timing, as is the case with my prior posts. MMA website?
     
  20. mozfonky

    mozfonky We oughta be fightin' a bottle of Geritol.

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    haha, great interview on MMA. Bob is ok with me, we all have to get our hands dirty to play this game of capitalism, moreso at that level of business and the sport or you just wouldn't hear of him. so what, what's shocking or revelatory about any of it. big business, government etc.., all corrupt as fuck and use and spit out people then we want to play naive and criticize a few people?
     

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