I found this thread on massmma.net....thought you might want to see this....
IFL article on MMA Weekly
by Rick Caldwell - Lead Writer / Director of Content News
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Basically, the IFL promoted the sport we all love like ****ing idiots last night. It's not often that I'll drop an F Bomb in an article, but these guys truly deserve to be called ****ing idiots. From the moment the show opened all they talked about was "my team is prepared to die in the ring" and Bone Crushing strikes, and they even had a promo that said "And someone will leave the ring ON A STRETCHER!" which was followed by a video of Ryan Schultz being loaded onto a stretcher. They showed this promo atleast 10 times during the event and it made the whole sport look like shit. This isn't the early days of the UFC and if a major fight promotion needs to market their product in that way to gain viewers, they shouldn't be involved with the sport.
With all the progress the UFC has made promoting the sport as a sport and gaining viewers by showing how talented these guys are, this was a huge step back. The IFL is trying to market our sport as if it were back in the days of UFC 1. I can't believe they pulled that shit on free TV and I can not wait for the IFL to fall flat on their faces. I have never in my life hoped for a mixed martial arts promotion to lose money and ultimately be forced to stop promoting shows, but if the IFL continues to portray our sport in that way, I sincerely hope they are forced to close up shop.
Here is the link to the article on MMA Weekly.
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