Saturday, January 18, 2020
Why does anyone care about this "fight?"
Four years ago, Colin McGregor was the "hottest thing" in that joke non-sport called MMA which features non-talented non-athletes kicking and punching each other in a cage. Then he made a really, really dumb mistake that exposed MMA for the fraud it is and would have lead to its instant demise in any country not populated by white male Trump enthusiasts: He challenged an actual boxer- an over-the hill, light-hitting but fast and talented boxer- to a fight.
The result was almost laughably predictable- so predictable, in fact, that even mouth-breathing MMA fans just assumed it would come off exactly as it did. Floyd Mayweather Jr, who couldn't punch his way out of a wet paper bag in his prime, fighting for the first time in two years, dominated McGregor and stopped him in the ninth round of what was much more of a Show than a legitimate sporting event.
So any question as to the seriousness of MMA as a sport and its participants as athletes was answered, then and there- no, it's not and no, they are not. The very best MMA fighter was beaten silly by an elderly, rusty boxer and even KNOCKED OUT by a guy who can't knock out anyone in his own sport. Case closed. Fraud exposed.
Did MMA fold? Nope. Heck, even McGREGOR's career escaped unscathed. He's several years older, sports a record (21-4) which is pedestrian in boxing but worthy of a "superstar" in the MMA, and is about to step into the ring with someone called "Cowboy" whose own trial-horse record of 36-13 is apparently also good enough to rake in big bucks on PPV.
Well, hope you enjoy the spectacle, you idiots. Just don't call it a sport. That was settled years ago. You didn't care to notice, I guess because you've got $50 burning a hole in your pocket and absolutely no taste between your ears. Must be nice. Just stop voting, ok?