Another thing that I must bring up is that their is an "Off Topic" forum for those types of discussions. The UFC and other main fora are dedicated for a lot fan/news/event feedback. When the thread turns into something else, it's pretty much hijacked from the subject matter.
Further, if you look at the threads that were closed, they had an enormous amount of views and posts within minutes/hours of opening because of completely inflammatory comments. When a newly registered member or guest pops in and browses the topics on top of the fora and sees "id rather keep my country pure and free from you race-mixing, mud luving idots" 9 times out of 10 they are either going to sign this forum off entirely or register to angrily post on top of the pire. I'd rather not have that be representative of everyone on the forum (which it ends up being).
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