Are MMA fighters "warriors"?
Last night I was in a bar in downtown Boston. There were several MMA tough guys knocking back drinks and acting like meatheads. Of course, it goes without saying, that everyone of them were decked out from head to toe in Tap Out gear and of course they were all tatooed along their arms. I got to talking to this tough guy group and our discussion soon turned into a full blown argument as to whether MMA fighters are "warriors".
Of course this group of MMA fighters were telling me that of course they are warriors and they should be respected as such. Of course none of them could really articulate any reasons of significant to bolster their case. I don't think any of them had gone to college. Instead they were focusing their life aspirations on more important things than education, like learning good mixed martial arts which was obviously of paramount importance for these young fools.
Anyway, here's what I was saying last night. If you are a MMA fighter and you consider yourself a "warrior" you are an absolute idiot. Let me explain something to all of you. You are not warriors. If you were true warriors you would sign yourself up for the military and go fight in a war in the Middle East. You know, actually put yourself in danger. Instead the MMA fighter chooses to take off his shirt and pants and roll around on the mat and cuddle with other men. If and when they get hurt, tap! A quick little girly tap and the pain is all over. Simple and safe.
Meanwhile the real men, the real warriors in this world are standing a post in a hostile country risking their lives.
In other words, MMA is absolutely safe. The most that is going to happen to you is a bloody lip, a black eye, maybe a sore back. Therefore, you ARE NOT warriors! And to consider yourself as warriors is so totally disrespectful of real warriors, you should be ashamed of yourselves.
I think I'd rather watch a chicken or cock or dog fight than watch MMA boys slip and slide with each other any more. At least in those fights the animal is risking its life, fighting for it all. You should be embarrassed to be as into MMA as some of you are.
Thank you and of course I say all of this respectfully.