||08-25-2012 02:10 AM
Originally Posted by Bscoop09
Trying to look at this situation from an unbiased perspective, I am still amazed that fans and fighters alike are up in arms about Jones decision.
I read an article early today explaining that the fighters will be paid or moved to the next event. I can understand teh lose of revenue from sponsership. But in the event that a undercard or main card fighter was hurt prior to the fight what occurs then?
In regards to Dana White, Im actually shocked that he would resort to flaming a fighter in a organization that is trying to grow. I think his brashness is going to ruin the sport in general. I also don't think he should have cancelled the card. You find replacements for the fight and continue as planned.
I look at the situation like this....Im in college studying anatomy and physiology for serveral weeks preparing for my finals. A few days (8 days) before the test the teacher goes on sick leave and another bio teacher comes in to replace him. The bio teacher figuring that your a/p I and bio I are simialar sciences decides he wants to give you a bio final....would you take that test on such short notice?
I hear ya. I left a similar post about how unprofessional I think Dana is being.
All he is doing is confirming the skeptics thoughts that MMA is a joke and not a legit sport.
No other President of any legit sport would ever do and say what he did. Even if he was 100% correct, which I don't think he was by a long shot, it was grossly unprofessional at the least.
He comes across as some loose cannon that has no control over his sport or even himself.
Can you imagine if the Commissioner of the NFL or the NBA came out and slammed a player like that, with all those F-Bombs and all the rest. He would be fired the next day.
Granted this is fighting and not the NFL. But if Dana wants to be on the same level as the NFL (Which he clearly does) he is simply going about it the wrong way.
I love MMA. I am hardcore and will always watch. But I think this promotion is about maxed out right now in terms of popularity and exposure.