Originally Posted by TraMaI
Because the majority of us dont see it as two dudes beating the shit out of each other. We see it as an art and the people who are uneducated just see it as two dudes beating the shit out of each other.
I couldn't agree more with this statement. These guys are professional athletes, in sanctioned events, in a sport people want the world to take seriously.
If I wanted to watch "two dudes beat the $#!+ out of each other" I'd watch Kimbo Slice videos on Youtube.
I don't expect all these fighters (or any pro athlete for that matter)to be well-spoken intellectuals with articulate opinions of relevance on world matters (although it is nice when they are) because that is not their forte...they are athletes. But I do expect everyone to be accountable for what they say. And I don't blame their employer for not wanting to be associated with such idiocy.
We are living in a world of media devices cameras, computers, etc. Anything you say or do or post on a blog can be recorded and used later. So you need to be diligent in how you conduct yourself more than ever. Ask Michael Phelps about that. War Machine screwed himself, and from the look of his myspace writings, didn't even learn from it.