Wednesday, January 24, 2007


“Boxing has been supplanted by UFC, with its cartoonish simulation of violence and warriors who ‘submit’ before they get hurt, then come back to fight again with no loss of honor or reputation. No ‘Ultimate Fighter’ will ever pay the price Ali did for his sport, nor will any of our sports ‘heroes’ of today ever pay the price he did for his beliefs. The only cause worth fighting for these days, it seems, is the shoe deal.”

Wow. So MMA is too safe? Now, I’ve heard it all.

To put this quote into context, it appears in an article by Wallace Matthews for the New York based tabloid Newsday. Find it here.

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