*yawn* Another person connected to boxing insinuates that MMA is for homosexuals. Someone should shut these boxing twats up once and for all!!!
Taken from the Sun’s boxing page:
BERNARD HOPKINS has caused controversy by blasting mixed martial arts fans.
The Executioner, who is scheduled to return to the ring against Enrique Ornelas in December, claims the rapidly-growing sport is nothing more than ‘entertainment pornography’.
And Hopkins, 44, is adamant it cannot be compared to the sweet science.
He fumed: “Everybody is different but I don’t want to watch two grown men wrestling with panties on.
“I’m from the hood, we don’t play that. To me, I’m not buying a ticket to watch two grown men with panties on, sweating, with nuts in their face. That’s not me.
“To compare that to boxing is ludicrous. It’s a porno — it’s an entertainment porno.
“I’m not wrestling a guy with panties on and his nuts in my face.”
Hopkins insists he would not have a problem with MMA if its core audience was made up mainly of women.
But he clearly believes men should spend their time watching something else.
The American added: “I’m not criticising people for what kind of entertainment they like.
“But I think most of those people have chains and masks in their closets.
“I can understand if 90 per cent of women were going to those things but I can’t understand a grown man sitting there with a couple of guys watching two grown men with panties on, sweating. That’s just my opinion but it’s not a good look.”
The thing that get’s me is that all these boxing people coming out and slagging MMA saying it’s rubbish, it’s not as good as boxing, it doesn’t compare etc.. are actually bringing more attention to MMA so they are shooting themselves in the foot!! They are also coming across as bigots, homophobes and basically idiots with some of their comments and painting their sport in an even worse light.
This is a highly decorated, well regarded top boxer and professional athlete making these comments about other professional athletes!! Worse than that he is condemning the fans of the sport, people who in the vast majority are, or have once been fans of HIM and HIS sport. I’m not aware of any notable MMA names slagging boxing, I know Dana White has said he wants to use boxing as a model of what NOT to do with a sport – but he comes from a boxing background himself and has never disrespected the sport and science of boxing. It is an integral part of our sport so why would he!!. Idiots like Hopkins and Arum are doing themselves – and boxing – no favours at all and are only making one fact clearer and clearer. That boxing is running seriously scared of MMA.
The stupid thing about the whole situation is there is room for both sports. Maybe these guys have just been punched in the head too many times. Perhaps if they did MMA and learnt to grapple……..waaaait, what am I saying, that’s well too “gay”?? 🙄