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post #7 of (permalink) Old 08-16-2009, 07:49 AM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by HexRei View Post
What does the UFC have to do with this event? Is he suggesting that the average fan goes to local smokers and amateur events and sees this?
His point is that events like this, which legitimize a painful caricature of the sport, damage it's credibility with many sources and offer support for advocates against the sport.

It presents a talking point and a handhold for those who attack the sport.

While I don't really agree with Curtis that this is the reason we haven't seen MMA in Madison Square Garden, it certainly doesn't help that a great sport is cheapened by ridiculous promoters with shady business interests.

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