You never watched wrestling as kids and went and did it in your backyard or basement?
We sure did. And some of us got really hurt.
Of course MMA encourages kids to fight and cheer each other on in schools, at bars, everywhere. It glamorizes fighting ...more importantly, winning.
The reality is, guys like Dana White think it's cool in a cage with a ref. NOT outside of a class. Whereas wanna-be tough guys think it's badass to walk around all puffed up wanting to fight anyone who looks at them badly.
I guess what I'm saying is, as a MMA fan, it's impossible to deny any of what she's saying. She didn't blame it on the UFC, she was just saying how it's a sport where people celebrate violence. And when you watch those videos, clearly people enjoy spectating, encouraging others to fight for their entertainment.
...EVEN though that has been around a lot longer than the UFC.
All we can hope for as UFC/MMA fans is for the true ambassadors to show their disgust in displays like what happened in Vancouver and show the world who doesn't yet enjoy MMA that it's more than being a tough guy on the street.