“White” Power

Now, I’m not saying that Dana White is a racist.  I’m not even saying he rushes to judgment.  All I’m saying is that in the past two months THREE UFC fighters have ‘touched’ on the topic of rape; 2 via twitter and one via full-on press conference. First, Forrest Griffin tweeted, “Rape is the new missionary.”  He later apologized, deleted the tweet and made an ‘unprompted’ donation to a Rape charity.  Miguel Torres was recently released upon his rape-related tweet: “If a rape van was called a surprise van, more women wouldn’t mind going for rides in them. Everyone like surprises.”

 

Despite the travesty Forrest Griffin called his last fight in Brazil, he is a moneymaker for the UFC; a name.  Rashad Evans is also a name, and the erstwhile #1 Contender for going on 2+ years.  Miguel Torres however, is a minority with a Mullethawk and a WEC import to the organization.  His release from his contract was not shocking.  He will be the scapevato in all of this.  Ironically,the press conference incident was the most prominent and ignorant of the three.  I say ignorant because Rashad Evans is so bad at shit-talking he couldn’t even properly frame his out-of-line remark towards Phil Davis. At least the other two instances were gramatically clear and correct.

“Because I’m going to put my hands on you worse than that dude did them other kids at Penn State.”

 

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~ by chrismcdevitt on December 8, 2011.

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