July 24, 2009
12 Reasons Boxing Guys Hate MMA by A. O’toole
- There are too many segregated leagues (in my day it was WCW versus WWF).
- Fighters box like amateurs.
- There’s only one Fedor Emelianenko (no gimmicks, no posturing… and he’s so good even with such weak boxing skills.)
- Affliction shirts… every soft, wanna-be tough guy, Neptunes juicehead jerk-off who grooms like a whore wears it because it “says something” about him, ironically, without labeling him homosexual.
- Short, meaningless records. Even Ray Robinson wasn’t in a hall of fame when he had 6 fights (and he won them all!). Hey, there wasn’t even a Boxing Hall of Fame until boxing was around for over 50 years.
- Elite fighters? For how long? Not so elite, maybe?
- UFC. There is make believe going on in so many ways, from the murderous stares, post-fight enzone dances, and entrance moves, to the post-fight interview acts. Boxing may have some of it, but check for authenticity.
- Violence. It just isn’t as violent as it appears to the millions of uninformed viewers. Ask Maurice Smith.
- The science of overall MMA is underdeveloped and not so much science. Can’t anybody with a bit of knowledge know to throw a jab or to circle one way or the other? Where’s the nuance?
- Knockouts are very random and lucky. Boxers would never get caught with some of these shots that have no set-up whatsoever.
- Everybody is a Pitbull, a Destroyer, or some type of Smasher.
- The ground-fighting. Imagine if, in some alternate universe, Mike Tyson put Mitch Green into a “Paint-Brush or Kimura?” Not so gallant, at least to the bona fide street toughs that make up the boxing world.