Guest Jack Posted May 29, 2007 Share Posted May 29, 2007 I didn't really want to make this post, but I thought it might create some good discussion. On a boxing website I go on, there was a post several weeks ago, which gave a link to a Stormfront thread. For those who don't know, Stormfront is a white supremacist board, and the gist of that thread was, people were getting behind MMA because of the dominant fighters in MMA all have a common bond. Their skin colour. Chuck Liddell, Matt Hughes, Tito Ortiz (Who they seemed to like :lol), Tim Sylvia, Randy Couture, Fedor Emelianenko, Mark Coleman etc.. I kinda wrote it off, because it was a singular thread on a board full of moronic reprobates. However, after Rampage beat Liddell, on every MMA/boxing forum I go on, there was some connection to the race issue. Will MMA continue to rise, if, like boxing, the sport becomes dominated by black and foreign (non-American) fighters? Do you think a part of the success of MMA is that these fighters are white? Not nessecarily on a racist front, but just that whie people can connect more to white fighters? I'd certainly hope not, but you never know. Obviously there is a lot of massive names in sport who are black, but it may be different in MMA. I can't see a black driver being that popular in NASCAR, personally. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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