Remember these comments, from fossilized fight promoter Bob Arum, that we posted right here on MMAmania.com back in Sept. 2009? Well, looks like they've come back to bite him in the ass in this latest UFC on FOX video promo (above).
Here's a taste:
"The UFC are a bunch of skinhead white guys watching people in the ring who also look like skinhead white guys. 90-percent of the people in the audience wear tattoos. For me and people like me, it is not something they ever care to see. They watched it, it's horrible, guys rolling around like homosexuals on the ground. I mean it's not a sport that shows great, great talent. The guys who throw punches can't throw a punch to save their ass, when the punches land, the guys have no chins. These guys are not like boxers."
See his entire rant here, which sounds pretty foolish when you consider the biggest night in the history of the promotion, a heavyweight title fight between Cain Velasquez and Junior dos Santos at UFC on FOX on Nov. 12, is being contested between a Mexican and a Brazilian. And to be fair, at the time of his comments, we were just a few months removed from the UFC 98 headliner between Rashad Evans and Lyoto Machida.
Hello, Mr. Arum? I have comeuppance on line one...