Originally Posted by Liddellianenko
It's cos they're black, the answer you want to hear OP, and the answer that's increasingly becoming hard to deny. There's other factors at work as well, but those same factors are conveniently written off for popular white fighters.
America loves to think it's race baggage is all in the past, but there is a lot of subconscious or low key racism still around.
Yeah bones is so arrogant, yet Sonnen is "a lovable rogue" for 10x the arrogance + cheating, and Henderson is a "legend" even though he's a 40 yr old using a TRT loophole and hid his injury but shares no blame for 151.
A lot of people see it this way because Sonnen is always like this where Jones tried so hard to be someone he wasn't. He was arrogant, but he tried to make it seem as if he was the nicest person in the world. He also says things that just show that he really does put himself on a pedestal.
Yeah bones committed drunk driving, extremely stupid but fortunately he hurt no one. But some freak called "Mask" Lewis in face paint gets completely sloshed, recklessly street races his porche with a female passenger next to him, kills himself and leaves the girl in the ER and what happens? Nationwide mourning and induction into the UFC HOF! For a guy that wore face paint and sold T-Shirts leaching off MMA's popularity without having fought a day. Yeah his death was tragic but what he did was MUCH WORSE than what jones did, yet he is a great example and some sort of martyr?
It is quite different when someone actually passes away from it. Do you seriously think everyone white person just gets a free DUI pass? Do you seriously think no black person has been mourned greatly after killing himself in a drunken crash?
Don King was a crook and uneducated bum, but Dana is a shrewd and amazing businessman, who "speaks his mind", and in shafting the fighters pay wise he's just building mma.
This is the worst comment in your whole rant or whatever you want to call it. Dana White and Don King being compared is ridiculous.
Bendo sucks because he "didn't really win" that second split decision clearly, even though that's the judges call not his, but Forrest was the "people's champ" for his crappy pillow punching decision over Rampage, and no one holds any of the dozens of other split decisions against the winners.
Edgar/Bendo was very close....Rampage was limping around the octagon after the Forrest fight. Edgar/Bendo was closer by a long shot.
Anderson is the GOAT, but his PPV buyrate is the lowest of all champs until the great white hope comes around to challenge him with steroids.
And Frankie Edgar's ppv rate was the highest evar bc he was white. Give me a break.
Rashad is virulently hated for hardly any reason, until they finally found a blacker guy to hate more than him and cheer him against.
Rashad is hated by a lot of people because of his arrogance. The way he walks and talks and even the way he fights just looks cocky. (I am a Rashad fan)
Rampage is loved but only as long as he plays the chain wearing thug stereotype that likes to commit black-on-black crime.
You are just babbling nonsense at this point.
And yes, the Johnson fight is awesome until the decision is announced and now everyone hated it.
I used to not want to believe this kind of stuff, but too many coincidences, it is what it is.
All done in this thread.