HE's a moron. It's like when he went after Ludacris for having a pepsi sponsorship and his music is horrible towards women and blah blah blah (while ironically not naming other artists i.e. busta rhymes (mountain dew)) and what happened? A few months later O'Reilly got hit with that sexual harrassment thing. HE's just a pansy and I can't believe he's on TV.
Ali got parkinson's from boxing? Michael J. Fox must have been a boxer too, along with anyone else having that disease.
Boxing, 12 rounds, several hundred punches to the head. MMA - at tops the Arlovski Silva fight all punching, maybe 1/8th of a professional fight? I wish we had a stat for how many fights end as knockout vs. submission, it's not like EVERY fight you get cut with an elbow. There's ring doctors, referees to stop the fight, and it's sanctioned... just like boxing. So why ban something with the same infrastructure as boxing?
I mean seriously, you can punch and kick but shit how many kicking knockouts have you seen? I can think of two. Compare that to how many times somebody got knocked dead by Mike Tyson or Jeff Lacy, even that Roy Jones fight where that dude damn near had a seizure getting up. O'Reilly is a moron, he didn't let anybody talk, never does. There's a clip of him talking on the show where someone emailed him to mess around and called themselves Jack Mehoffer and O'Reilly's dumbass addressed him like a regular viewer "Well Mister Meyhawfer!......"
It's stupid. Let the states athletic commissions decide, that's what they do. They know sports, athletes, and risks, not your dumb ass. They aren't telling you what stories to put on your show, so don't tell them what sports are ok. How often do you see boxers hug after a fight or shake hands or anything vs. probably 98% of MMA fights I've seen, even ones with the baddest of blood (minus Ortiz - Shamrock.)