We run this town.
Some jackoff from college hoops named Seth Davis, who I never heard of until earlier this week, was recently running his mouth about the sport of mixed martial arts (MMA). Specifically, the main event bloodbath between Georges St. Pierre and Carlos Condit last Saturday night (Nov. 17) in Montreal.
"Looking on news sites showing picture of two muscular bloody men in homoerotic fighting pose....Sorry, I'll never get this UFC thing. Maybe I'm a prude on this but I'm also a dad. I don't mind my sons watching boxing, but I wouldn't want them watching a UFC bout."
Allow me to translate.
Davis saw St. Pierre, known primarily for his unstoppable wrestling, smothering Condit and working from side control. So what's the first thing that popped into his head? Gay sex. And that's something to be condemned in the Davis household, as he would surely fail as a parent if he allowed MMA to convert his children to homosexuality.
In addition to being a pompous jerk, he also thought he was too elite to be taken apart by the MMA community, which according to boxing blowhard Bob Arum, is comprised of "a bunch of skinhead white guys." Man, don't these fools every get tired of being wrong?
We lead, you follow.
Naturally, once Davis got shelled by the UFC fanbase and realized he woke a sleeping giant, he immediately tried to cover his tracks and delete the offending tweets. Silly little reporter, don't you know how the Internet works? There is no escape.
The good news is, he
was forced to apologized for his remarks.
"My tweets were stupid and thoughtless and you are right to call me out. Mea culpa.
Time to move on.
There's a very real possibility that Davis isn't a homophobe and simply tried to talk down to MMA with a couple of cheap shots. Only he knows for sure. But what I can say for certainty is that when you rattle the cage 'round these parts, the cage rattles back.