Obama, Pelosi, Reid, Frank, etc., continue to try to transform the country into something it never was, pushing us to the brink...
However, now that MMA has exploded onto the scene - can't we all recognize that boxers are a thing of the past, and their sport simply exists for gamblers? I'm fine with that, its just that these clowns (current 'champions') make millions - and most Americans can't name the Heavyweight Champion of the World...or any other weight category for that matter...but you see UFC t-shirts all over the place, and any guy I know can name at least half a dozen recent champions and contenders.
Again, I'm okay with them earning their money, but where is their pride in their sport?
It all ended for me with boxing when Tyson tried to eat Evander Holyfield. They DQ'd Tyson? Isn't it a fight? A new sport was born...its called Mixed Martial Arts. It started off with only a few rules, and I think 'No Biting' was one of them, but still, its a REAL FIGHT.
The current billionaire boxing champion to prove he could not exist in a ring with any moderately skilled REAL fighter, was Floyd Mayweather.
Mayweather knocked out Victor Ortiz in what I consider a completely legal hit. Ortiz knows the rules of boxing, and should have...uh...fought. Anyway, Mayweather did not want to face tough questions about the fight, or another fight that he knows 80-year-old Larry Merchant was going to ask about.
The thing to watch....Merchant's response (Warning: Rated R language, not anything you won't hear in a fight in the park after school, but pretty bad stuff for boxing). He knows Mayweather is all show...
Hassan Esfahani Chitsaz (an Iranian) - Heavyweight Champion of Mexico (I can name one)
But you're right about the eclipse of boxing in the US. The sport did it to itself. MMA is simply more fun to watch.
The look on Merchant's face after he says his piece... Oh man. He WOULD have kicked Mayweather's, too. You need nothing more than his grin to tell you that.
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