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post #52 of (permalink) Old 02-28-2012, 02:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Ryan1522 View Post
That is a whole different can of worms my friend lol. The counter argument to that would be the respect, discipline and camaraderie assocaited with MMA. Unfortunately, that not always the image that is portrayed by a handful of fighters.

I completely see what you are saying though.

EDIT: Just wanted to quickly add to this.

Unfortunately media, as we know, largely influences what people view. Focus should be on role models within one's community such as doctors saving lives, or volunteer workers at your local food bank etc., but we all know this is not reality. Basketball players that put an orange ball through a hoop for millions of dollars and fighters that try to knock each other's heads off is what children see everyday on television.
Good point, because the reason I brought this up was exactly because of the media and the way MMA is treated. In that case, yes, the more and more mainstream something gets, the more we should avoid stuff like this.
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