So yesterday, good friend and fellow Deuce of Davenporter Turd Ferguson posted this. And while I respect his opinion on many, many sports-related matters, I have to take him to task on what he wrote about my beloved Major League Baseball. If his article appeared on any other respected website, I’d do the same. So Turd, no hard feelings. Read the rest of this entry
Many of you probably didn’t know this, but MMA expert Turd Ferguson is also a political junkie. It’s what he uses to relax when he needs to come down off his workout sessions with fellow Fight Club members. Just don’t ask him about them.
From boxing legend Muhammad Ali to boxing sideshow Mike Tyson, fighters of both the sweet science and the octagon have long been entrusted with the freedom to say things that would would be frowned upon and even punished in other professional sports leagues (ahem, NFL), and not in a good way (like when you pick up a stray on West Hollywood with promises of showbiz fame).
Since UFC President Dana White puts his foot in his mouth as much as his roster (or maybe Rex Ryan) it is only fitting that he allows most of these comments to go unchecked.
Exhibit A: Recently, Jacob Volkmann, fresh off of a victory at UFC 125 over Antonio McKee, did not let the opportunity to level threats against his nation’s leader go to waste. In addition to combat sports, Volkmann is also a former fellow at the Heritage Foundation, or rather, he just wants to threaten a man who leads the most powerful military in the world. Ever.
Mr. Volkmann will now have 60 seconds to respond to the question:
“I went out there and the guy introduced himself and said he was from the Secret Service and he wanted to ask me some questions about UFC 125 and my quote. He said there were people calling in to D.C. telling them that somebody, me, was threatening the President.”
The Secret Service, which is sort of the D.C. version of the Crips, Bloods, MS-13, and the Westies all rolled into “The Expendables.”
“People were misunderstanding the point of view I was going for with the health care plan. That’s why they were getting so upset. I’m thinking about the provider, I’m a chiropractor, so I’m thinking about my point of view, not everyone getting insurance. They don’t have to worry about getting denied, which is good I guess, just not good for health care providers,” said Volkmann.
Volkmann’s definitely got more than a few supporters, including fellow-UFC fighter Brock Lesnar. I think the Republicans have their ticket! Volkmann-Lesnar in ’12!!!!