Because Americans are so deeply embarrassed by Colby that they don’t want such a douche associated with their flag
“You know why”
He never does, and always refuses to explain his moronic views. I generally steer clear.
Cause half the roster will be carrying the lgbtqurstuv flag
Go do some kata, fag
Is there any Taiwanese fighter?
It’d be interesting to here them announced
John Cena definitely couldn’t be a guest commentator during their fights
100% because of Russia. And I’d be surprised if that’s a Dana White call and not an ESPN call.
What does any of it have to do with someone’s sexual orientation? Or are you just a bigot-moron who doesn’t have any other words to use?
Bryce Mitchell struttin ass to the cage waving a confederate flag is why not. And if you can’t do one, you can do none.
But most likely this.
This will blow the minds of people who think BLAF is responsible for literally every move the UFC makes
The ultimate world sporting event (200+ competing countries), the Olympics, has had several politically motivated boycotts over the years.
Plus most major/minor sports present nationalities of participants in their broadcasts. If political neutrality was a focus, this wouldn’t be the case.
MMA and boxing have always been different though. You’re talking about nationality but politics doesn’t need to be involved in it. Those are two different things. The Olympics are obviously pretty political lol.
They had a problem when a fighter displayed the flag of Nagorno-Karabach which is part of Azerbaijan that is mostly ethnic Armenians. They’ve pretty much been at war over who owns it since they both became independent, several wars, an ongoing armed conflict, and even attempts to have it declared independent, which like 4 countries recognize. Anyway it caused a massive shit storm because Muslims in Russia and other places sided with Azerbaijan, another majority Muslim country against the mostly Christian Armenians. The reality is it is even more convoluted than that, but it is one of those things that they’ll probably fight about forever. There isn’t any right or wrong, just a long standing neighborly squabble that has nothing to do with politics or religion, just two groups of people who don’t like each other.
Which fighter was that? But yeah, that is exactly why.
I think they should be allowed rainbow flags to support the puffs.
And wtf about song yaadong2. Fucken dude has moved to the other side of the world to train with people he can’t understand, in an effort to up his game. Dudes a badass, urijah should be proud when he wins, and he’s from fucken china what flag should he stand in front of?
The South Korean team also out some sign on the mound in the baseball World Cup against Japan on disputed territory as well.
I remember the Korean Zombie had an issue with the Japanese flag that GSP wore out to the cage. If you get triggered by a flag then you are pathetic. I like the idea of the winner getting their flag raised. I always wanted mine over the other countries, never saw a problem with that. Just allow whatever flag the athlete wants or they can choose to have none. I am sure many of the ladies will rep a rainbow flag. The cancelling/banning of flags is ridiculous.
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Idealistically, it may not need to be but if presenting nationalities is part of a broadcast, you’re naturally going to involve national and international politics as well. That just comes with the territory.
And boxing has had plenty of politics in its history. From fighters involved in national politics (e.g. Pacquiao, Klitschko, Ali), to event boycotts (e.g. Schmeling boycott), to race politics (e.g. Jack Johnson).
MMA has had its share of politically involved combatants as well (Tim Kennedy, Monson, Chris Lytle, BJ Penn, Tito , etc.). The only reason MMA could be seen as different is it’s an extremely young sport.