The attacks on MMA from the boxing world continue to come.
Bernard Hopkins is the latest to take a shot at MMA. Based on his comments, he must have saw the weigh-ins segment in this week’s episode of The Ultimate Fighter.
“Everybody is different but I don’t want to watch two grown men wrestling with panties on. I’m from the hood, we don’t play that. To me, I’m not buying a ticket to watch two grown men with panties on, sweating, with nuts in their face. That’s not me. To compare that to boxing is ludicrous. It’s a porno – it’s an entertainment porno. I’m not wrestling a guy with panties on and his nuts in my face.”
Nice B-Hop, I didn’t think it was possible for the comments to get any dumber, and here you go proving me wrong. But whatever, I quit getting mad over every ignorant remark made by some dude with a little name recognition a long time ago. Dan Hardy hasn’t though. He struck back with a few comments of his own and even offered to show Hopkins that MMA isn’t about wearing panties and teabagging.
“It seems Hopkins has a tendency to speak before thinking, what with his racist comment before his fight with Joe Calzaghe fight, and now his homophobic remark…”If I remember correctly, Hopkins enters the ring wearing a gimp mask, right?…I think most MMA fans will give his criticism the contempt it deserves, but Hopkins is welcome to come and have a go if he doesn’t take UFC fighters seriously. I’ll take that fight and would promise not to wear panties and to keep my nuts off his face.”
I think I’m starting to like Dan Hardy.