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Its kind of sad that racism is thriving live and well.Any other sport with a "diverse" fanbase and jones would be the biggest box office ticket easily.But not with mma where most of the fans are of the same hue :smh:
Every chance you get you try to let black people know that we don't like them or only like them when they act dumb or something. That is racism if iv ever seen it. You just do a good job putting your feelings on to everyone else. When the fact is most people here don't even look at a fighters skin color but instead their personality and fighting ability.

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Awesome Deal. It couldn't happen to a more deserving and better fighter.

So what if he got a DUI. What the hell does that have to do with selling sneakers and clothes?
Just take a look at the list of other Athletes that Nike sponsors. Many of them have major transgressions.
They aren't getting signed by Nike because they are supposed to be Role Model, Saints and complete Boy Scouts. They are being signed because they kick ass in their sport and they either have or are expected to have an extremely high profile career. With a big Nike Swoosh on their Clothes.

Let the courts deal with the DUI. That's not Nike's job. However, a lot of sponsors have clauses once you sign with them. If he gets caught again (Notice I didn't say, if he does it again), so yeah, if he get's caught doing it, you can bet Nike will have an issue then.

Racism. I won't even dignify that with a response. Give me a break.
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Every chance you get you try to let black people know that we don't like them or only like them when they act dumb or something. That is racism if iv ever seen it. You just do a good job putting your feelings on to everyone else. When the fact is most people here don't even look at a fighters skin color but instead their personality and fighting ability.
It might not be concious with a lot of ppl but subconsciously skin color is always a factor.Case in point, the diaz's and rashad evans.They all adopt unique methods to get their opponents to engage in combat but the reactions the fighters get couldnt be any more different.Better example would be the reaction anderson got for what he did to maia.This is something the diaz boys have been heralded 4 all their careers.But the one time anderson does it he should have his purse taken and be kicked out of the ufc? come on...

There is nothing that jones is doing that is any different from couture/gsp.The only difference is that latter have age/experience and are better actors.Yet the fans refuse to eat up his holier than thou man of the ppl attitude.Why? its because unlike with couture/gsp these fans cant identify with jones.They see the images/narrative the media plays out for ppl that look like him and refuse to buy into what hes selling..

The whole chael sonnen phenomenon which was built off the foundation of xenophobia, crass remarks and racism really exposed the true identity of mma fans

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It might not be concious with a lot of ppl but subconsciously skin color is always a factor.Case in point, the diaz's and rashad evans.They all adopt unique methods to get their opponents to engage in combat but the reactions the fighters get couldnt be any more different.Better example would be the reaction anderson got for what he did to maia.This is something the diaz boys have been heralded 4 all their careers.But the one time anderson does it he should have his purse taken and be kicked out of the ufc? come on...

There is nothing that jones is doing that is any different from couture/gsp.The only difference is that latter have age/experience and are better actors.Yet the fans refuse to eat up his holier than thou man of the ppl attitude.Why? its because unlike with couture/gsp these fans cant identify with jones.They see the images/narrative the media plays out for ppl that look like him and refuse to buy into what hes selling..

The whole chael sonnen phenomenon which was built off the foundation of xenophobia, crass remarks and racism really exposed the true identity of mma fans
You're ******* high.

Incase you haven't noticed plenty of people don't like the Diaz brothers, Me and Ari being the most notably outspoken against them, mostly Nick. The Diaz brothers also don't stand there and run behind the ref like Anderson did.

People have also been hating on Jones ever since he admitted to snitching on kids with pot, ever since then people turned on Jones. I'm sure if a white guy admitted to snitching on someone with pot he'd get hated on too.

And finally the "Chael Sonnen" phenomenon was built off the fact he kicked Anderson's ass for 4 and a half rounds, something no one had done before, going into the first fight everyone said Anderson was gonna kick his ass but then he surprised everyone and made a fight out of it.

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Guys, can we not turn this in to debate on race and what/who is/is not racist. Some remarks getting VERY close to the line.
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It might not be concious with a lot of ppl but subconsciously skin color is always a factor.Case in point, the diaz's and rashad evans.They all adopt unique methods to get their opponents to engage in combat but the reactions the fighters get couldnt be any more different.Better example would be the reaction anderson got for what he did to maia.This is something the diaz boys have been heralded 4 all their careers.But the one time anderson does it he should have his purse taken and be kicked out of the ufc? come on...

There is nothing that jones is doing that is any different from couture/gsp.The only difference is that latter have age/experience and are better actors.Yet the fans refuse to eat up his holier than thou man of the ppl attitude.Why? its because unlike with couture/gsp these fans cant identify with jones.They see the images/narrative the media plays out for ppl that look like him and refuse to buy into what hes selling..

The whole chael sonnen phenomenon which was built off the foundation of xenophobia, crass remarks and racism really exposed the true identity of mma fans
Cool story bro.
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Ive seen many trolls but man...*slow clap*..kreed is by far the best troll ive ever seen, best. troll. ever! hes stuck to the same routine for years now and hasnt even been banned, its truly amazing, i bow down

anyway, on topic, i think its cool that JBJ is getting so huge, we need him...we need a new Anderson since hes about to retire and JBJ will be the anderson silva of the LHW division...i hope he doesnt move up so fast since i know he will get crushed there, do the smart thing JBJ and keep crushing dreams at LHW. Go for 16 title defenses!

PS: the only problem is the timing of this deal, i know nike sponsers a lot of assholes and this is nothing new BUT why not wait after he beats hendo? seems siily to sponser a guy coming off a DUI
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It might not be concious with a lot of ppl but subconsciously skin color is always a factor.Case in point, the diaz's and rashad evans.They all adopt unique methods to get their opponents to engage in combat but the reactions the fighters get couldnt be any more different.Better example would be the reaction anderson got for what he did to maia.This is something the diaz boys have been heralded 4 all their careers.But the one time anderson does it he should have his purse taken and be kicked out of the ufc? come on...

There is nothing that jones is doing that is any different from couture/gsp.The only difference is that latter have age/experience and are better actors.Yet the fans refuse to eat up his holier than thou man of the ppl attitude.Why? its because unlike with couture/gsp these fans cant identify with jones.They see the images/narrative the media plays out for ppl that look like him and refuse to buy into what hes selling..

The whole chael sonnen phenomenon which was built off the foundation of xenophobia, crass remarks and racism really exposed the true identity of mma fans
I dont want to hear it you sickening racist.

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