I was thinking of making a thread just like this one, so yeah I can certainly see where you are comming from.
I don't think it's relivant to compare MMA to other sports in deffence. Each sport should be evaluated independantly.
For me yeah, last night was a big downer. I am still a fan, but seeing guys get injured makes me feel disapointed with myself for that inclanation. Seeing guys get injured greatly detracts from my ability to enjoy the sport, the injuries last night ruined the show for me.
I think MMA is the most exciting sport there is. Other sports don't make much sence to me to be honest. I haven't resigned myself to the idea that injuries happen though, and "thats the risk they take for stepping in there". It's a tricky situation, but ever since the begginging MMA has been trading in realism for saftey, maybe they need to do a bit more work there.
I must say, when that guy said he was proud he broke the guy's arm and wanted to do that for the longest time, it did bother me. I understand that it can happen, like the Mir/Silvia fight. But the way it happened last night, and the comments really made me see MMA in a different light, I was so disgusted I din't even watched the main event, I went to bed after I saw Goulet lost(cheering for Canadians). And that Corey Hill thing was just gross. Today I find myself less interested in seeing UFC 92, maybe it will pass, we'll see.
Wow yep, I agree completely. Sometimes I think I have an unusually sensitive view of things like this...
I couldn't believe how excited Cantwel was to have broken someones arm, I can't relate at all to what must have been going on in his head, its some pretty ugly stuff.
My UFC 92 buzz has been greatly damaged as well... what a drag.