LAS VEGAS - MAY 28: UFC fighter Rashad Evans (R) reacts to the crowd while speaking to UFC announcer Joe Rogan (L) about his fight against UFC fighter Quinton "Rampage" Jackson at UFC 114: Rampage versus Rashad at the Mandalay Bay Hotel on May 28, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images)
"Rashad, you've got to be kidding me. What is that, other than totally insensitive and just... dumb? Guys have run regrettable smack before. David Haye saying that his fight with Audley Harrison was going to be ‘as one-sided as gang rape' immediately comes to mind. But you, my man, might be the new standard bearer. Look, I get that these guys are in hype mode and the blood starts to flow at these pressers. I just don't care. You can't say you're going to do to your opponent what Jerry Sandusky allegedly did to these kids. Not that I haven't done this 100 times already before but memo to all athletes -- there's certain things you cannot ever talk junk about. Ever. Keep all references to 9/11 and Hitler out of your mouths and, although I never thought I'd have to say it, you can officially add Jerry Sandusky to that list as well. Look, I work in smack for a living. I put food on my family's table with smack. Smack is the family business, so I know smack and that's some of the worst smack I've ever heard."
-- So you wanna be a fuggin mainstream fighter? Rashad Evans, who will represent one half of the main event at UFC on Fox 2 in Chicago, Illinois, on Jan. 28, 2012, recently made the regrettable decision to taunt his opponent at the United Center, Phil Davis, using Jerry Sandusky and the Penn State child sex abuse scandal. Members of the mixed martial arts media took "Suga" to task for his unfortunate choice of words but it was only a matter of time before a mainstream media personality did the same. Sure enough, Jim Rome took to his ESPN show, Jim Rome is Burning, to rake Evans over the coals for his comments, calling it some of the worst smack he's ever heard. Coming from "Van Smack," that's really saying something. Or is it? Anyone still in the camp that this is a big overreaction by the media?