Dana caved to media pressure RE: Palhares

I have never posted on the UG - rarely post on the OG and its sub-grounds...

I just watched this video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYfe07LVDW4

I don't know this interviewer fellow is but he obviously has the same mentally as a 2000 Jim Rome, ie MMA is a brutal sport with a bad rep, it should be banned, etc etc.

Dana White completely caved to this guy's 101 media bullying tactics. Which is very surprising and he sells himself as a stand-up but rough around the edges kinda personality.

Palhares should not have been cut without an investigation into what his motives were. There's a lot of forum members saying that the fight isn't over until the ref pulls you off (Sonnen vs Silva anyone?).

That ref was extremely timid - if BJM was in that Octagon we wouldn't be having this debate.

The banning of Palhares was a premature move made by a man who was under pressure to appease the mass media.

Ummmmmmm........no.

Palhares deserved what he got. Na na na na....na na na na.....heyyy heyyyy....gooooood BYE! Phone Post

They are very aware of his motives. He's absolutely driven by potato. When he sunk in that sub, he clearly had potato, and only potato on his mind. Phone Post

When you attack an athlete to win...cool, shit happens-whatever. When u attack an athletes actual livlihood, over & over & over again- you get zero empathy. This is a sport, not prison.

Gilbert Ivel & POShares should be locked in a cage. Last one standing wins "This centuries POS award".

I knew there'd be some newb-ass dipshit defending this clown shoe. Im done. Have fun. Phone Post

Vulva Fabulous - 

They are very aware of his motives. He's absolutely driven by potato. When he sunk in that sub, he clearly had potato, and only potato on his mind. Phone Post


lol, awesome.

OneSidedWar - 

When you attack an athlete to win...cool, shit happens-whatever. When u attack an athletes actual livlihood, over & over & over again- you get zero empathy. This is a sport, not prison.

Gilbert Ivel & POShares should be locked in a cage. Last one standing wins "This centuries POS award".

I knew there'd be some newb-ass dipshit defending this clown shoe. Im done. Have fun. Phone Post


Do you understand chronological order?

The little bit I saw of other fighters they were agreeing with Palhares deserving severe punishment. Phone Post

fighters who do BJJ almost everyday = Know this was over the line

 

Violence junkies foaming at the mouth = Excuse it

 

Fighters > Junkies

Fighting != rolling at BJJ class

NinjaNate - Fighting != rolling at BJJ class


Fighters training at top camps != Rolling at BJJ class.

NinjaNate- Do you understand MMA..? No offense brother, but ive probably forgotten more about this sport then you'll learn in a lifetime. I appreciate your attempted "passion" for the sport, however, you shoukd stick to being quiet...you have much better opinions in that forum. Phone Post

Dana doesn't need him. He's sees a risk and stamps it out. Not that I agree, but Dana is doing what he's got to do. Phone Post 3.0

Vulva Fabulous - They are very aware of his motives. He's absolutely driven by potato. When he sunk in that sub, he clearly had potato, and only potato on his mind. Phone Post
Potato Harris. Phone Post 3.0

Ref didn't say the fight was over it seems. Palhares did nothing wrong.

Was Palhares ever warned for any other fight?

This is a stupid move.

Aww, Nate got a widdle mad & voted me down!? ::pouty face:: Phone Post

ChaosOverkill -

fighters who do BJJ almost everyday = Know this was over the line

 

Violence junkies foaming at the mouth = Excuse it

 

Fighters > Junkies

I don't consider my self a violence junkie but I don't think he should be banned Phone Post

There is pressure from fans too. For instance, I'm happy with the repercussions.

Thomas Drwal (sp?) for starters. Phone Post

caseharts - 
ChaosOverkill -

fighters who do BJJ almost everyday = Know this was over the line

 

Violence junkies foaming at the mouth = Excuse it

 

Fighters > Junkies

I don't consider my self a violence junkie but I don't think he should be banned <img alt="Phone Post" border="0" src="/images/phone/droid.png" style="vertical-align:middle;" /></blockquote>

 

you have at least have remained calm and made your point, I can respect that.

 

 

The "OMFG PUSSIFICATION DANA IS A BITCH" people are clearly unbalanced and need carnage to reach their desensitized brains

If mid-level guys get outta line, Zuffa has no problem dumping their cost onto someone else.