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Curtis Blaydes just got real about UFC fights — and dopey MMA fans can’t handle it

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UFC 217: Oleinik v Blaydes Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images

Top-ranked Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight contender, Curtis Blaydes, has a way of keeping it real when talking about his mixed martial arts (MMA) career, and based on conversations like this one, I reckon he’s not really in this to be popular.

That’s probably why “Razor” put combat sports fans on blast earlier this week, accusing the JUST BLEED generation of chasing blood and guts, even if it reduces the talent to shriveled-up vegetables later in life, which regrettably, is a very real possibility.

Anyone want to trade places with this guy? Didn’t think so.

“Fans think they wanna hear real shit from fighters until they bring up their kids,” Blaydes wrote on Twitter. “Fans wanna see us crack our skulls open with no regards for our sons and daughters, they just wanna see bloodshed, who cares if we can read to our kids when they are 7 or 8.”

Some of his dopey followers were less than empathetic.

Easy, quit mma then. No one forcing you or any other mma fighter out there to fight. — BO$$

Stop crying. — Scofield

Blaydes (10-1, 1 NC) nearly had his skull cracked open when he fought Francis Ngannou (11-3) at UFC Fight Night 86 back in early 2016, losing to “The Predator” by way of technical knockout due to an eye that was so badly swollen, the cageside physician recommended the bout be stopped.

The good news is he’ll have a chance to avenge his loss to the “okay” Cameroonian and unlike their first go-round, he’ll have a full fight camp and six more fights under his belt when the cage door closes in Beijing later this year.

For much more on that upcoming showdown, which is bound to put his tweet to the test, click here.