I don't know, I really want to support the guys stance since I'm an MMA fan myself and would like to see more fans, but the fact is, the writer comes off as really obnoxious, and isn't about to convert any fans acting like an elitist mma-snob.
Reason 6: A fan of watching Golf on TV could say the same thing about me. I personally have 0 interest in watching golf, not because I have a closed mind, but simply because it doesn't interest me at all. MMA is now mainstream "enough" that pretty much everyone has had enough exposure to decide if it interests them or not. I don't really believe that theres that many people out there that will cover their ears and go 'lalala' upon hearing about a new sport theyve never seen. I've really only encountered a couple people that didn't find it entertaining anyway.
Reason 5: Violence is obviously a really good reason to not like MMA. If you're a weenie and dont want to see 2 people getting violent, I hope you DONT like it.
Commenting on how other sports are more dangerous is an excellent way to counter people saying that MMA should be outlawed for being too dangerous. However, danger and violence are two different things. In football for example the goal is not to hurt people, that just happens because the sport is dangerous. In MMA you win by hurting someone(or forcing someone to tap for fear of being hurt). It's a fundamental difference regardless of how likely a person is to be injured.
I'm still not particularly sure what he's trying to get at with the other reasons.
Really, if MMA fans want to win over new fans and help their sport grow, they need to reach out to prospective fans rather than insulting non-fans.
HW: Brock Lesnar
LHW: Ryan Bader
MW: Wanderlei Silva*
LW: Clay Guida
FW: Josh Grispi
BW: Brian Bowles
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