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post #41 of (permalink) Old 08-11-2012, 03:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Kreed View Post
It might not be concious with a lot of ppl but subconsciously skin color is always a factor.Case in point, the diaz's and rashad evans.They all adopt unique methods to get their opponents to engage in combat but the reactions the fighters get couldnt be any more different.Better example would be the reaction anderson got for what he did to maia.This is something the diaz boys have been heralded 4 all their careers.But the one time anderson does it he should have his purse taken and be kicked out of the ufc? come on...

There is nothing that jones is doing that is any different from couture/gsp.The only difference is that latter have age/experience and are better actors.Yet the fans refuse to eat up his holier than thou man of the ppl attitude.Why? its because unlike with couture/gsp these fans cant identify with jones.They see the images/narrative the media plays out for ppl that look like him and refuse to buy into what hes selling..

The whole chael sonnen phenomenon which was built off the foundation of xenophobia, crass remarks and racism really exposed the true identity of mma fans
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