On Monday, UFC fighter John Thomson asked what could only be described as a stupid, troll worthy question on Facebook: ”Should you be allowed to marry whoever you want? Before you answer that, should u be allowed to have more than 1 wife?”
Unfortunately, it’s his comments that move this quickly into bad territory.
When asked ”Should you be allowed to decide what other sound-minded adults do with their lives?”
He had this to say:
I’m only asking a question. My next question is, should siblings be allowed to marry siblings? My point is, where do you draw the line? I personally don’t care who you marry but I also am smart enough to know that it opens a gateway to men/women trying to marry young kids, siblings marrying eachother and people having multiple husbands an wives. You have to think all of these things are okay otherwise your stopping them from being happy as well which is hypocrisy. Equality doesn’t stop with gay marriage, it just starts with it.
When someone commented, “Where do we draw the line? Is that your best argument? You do realize Josh Thomson that was the same thing said before we let blacks marry whites… Seems we’re doing ok since then.” Josh responsed,
Blacks an whites getting married is nothing like this. So your okay with R. Kelly trying To marry lil girls? People trying to marry their brother or sister? Animals? Etc? Those people want the same exact thing, to be happy. Are you gonna tell them no?
I couldn’t be more sick of people comparing giving gay men and women the right to marry to pedophilia and bestiality. Perhaps John should spend less time worry about what people do in their bedrooms, and more time focused about his MMA career.
Some of the comments are actually quite spectacular now that this has gotten some press. You can find the original facebook post here.
Josh has since “apologized” by blaming the media.
I am not against gay rights or gay marriage in anyway. My comments were completely taken out of context by some members of the media and I have since removed them out of respect for anyone who may have been offended. It was not my intention to offend or hurt anyone.
Dude. Really? Did you not learn from Matt Mitrione? And I really think that’s an incorrect characterization of Brian Caraway. The man gets to hump on Miesha Tate whenever he likes. Probably not something the “biggest Fag in the world” would be doing. It’s becoming very clear that the days of dropping F bombs (even Dana White is guilty) is over. And it has to be. For UFC to have any chance in the mainstream they can’t have their fighters saying stuff like this anymore in a public forum.
And almost just as bad is the BS his agent, Mike Kogan, was spouting to MMA Junkie to try and make it better.
This is such bullshit I can’t even stand it. On the day after a man was shot and killed in Greenwich Village for being gay, I don’t think that we’re anywhere near the point where you can say the word fag doesn’t have anything to do with being gay. Next time just call him a punk or a bitch and save yourself $20,000 and 3 months of suspension.
Happy weekend, friends!! As a kid I loved nothing more than waking up on the weekend to my saturday morning cartoons. So it seems fitting that I post this cartoon, “Rory MacDonald Gets Revenge on Nick Diaz” today. Enjoy!
Matt Mitrione was suspended indefinitely from the UFC for comments he made about transgender MMA fighter Fallon Fox. When being interviewed on the MMA Hour, Mitrione had this to say about Fox:
“I watched one of the fight videos and holy (expletive), I haven’t seen a man beat a woman (like that) since Chris Brown beat Rihanna. That’s exceptional how he beats innocent, unknowing women like that.”
“She’s not a he. He’s a he. He’s chromosomally a man. He had a gender change, not a sex change. He’s still a man. He was a man for 31 years. Thirty-one years. That’s a couple years younger than I am. He’s a man. Six years of taking performance dehancing drugs, you think is going to change all that? That’s ridiculous. That is a lying, sick, sociopathic, disgusting freak.”
The UFC has suspended Mitrione indefinitely, stating, “The organization finds Mr. Mitrione’s comments offensive and wholly unacceptable and – as a direct result of this significant breach of the UFC’s code of conduct…”
I’m sooo disappointed that Mitrione would say something like this. I remember really disliking the guy during The Ultimate Fighter, but he slowly grew on me afterwards. His “understanding” of transgender issues is mind-blowingly wrong, both scientifically and, in my opinion, morally.
It’s interesting to me how swiftly the UFC acted on this. I have to imagine that with more and more events happening on Fox, Dana White is going to cut off any bad publicity like this immediately. Regardless, I expect a Mitrione apology any moment now.
Holy freaking nightmare, dude. This is Colin Fletcher. He was just cut by UFC. I’m okay with that.
Boy has bone cancer. Anderson Silva surprises him. I cry like a baby.
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What the hell does a gal have to do to see MMA live in NY? Well, apparently we have to sue the state cause that’s what my sister and I did. We were super jazzed to become part of Zuffa’s lawsuit to make MMA legal in NY. And man it’s been a long time. I’m way too impatient to ever be a lawyer. But we’re part of it! And hooray for victory! Well, kind of at least. Fightline.com explained it so pretty for us all.
In what was supposed to be a day of oral arguments pertaining to the State Attorney General’s most recent motion to dismiss, attorney John M. Schwartz – representing the Attorney General’s office – acknowledged unequivocally that the law prohibiting pro MMA did not apply to amateur versions of the sport, and that as per the statute, a pre-approved third-party sanctioning body could oversee MMA events in the state. The admission of the latter prompted the counsel representing Zuffa’s interests to say that if that were truly the case, then there’d be no further need to pursue the lawsuit – which in turn prompted the presiding Judge Kimba Wood of the U.S District Court of the Southern District of New York to push both sides to immediately settle.
Hee hee. They said oral. But wait there’s more.
Notwithstanding whether a settlement is reached, the door is now open for Zuffa – or any other MMA promotion – to circumvent the ban by utilizing one of the pre-approved sanctioning bodies enumerated in the statute. Those sanctioning bodies include the World Karate Association (since renamed the World Kickboxing Association, a.k.a. the “WKA”), the Professional Karate Association and the U.S. Judo Association, among others.
So there you have it. One step closer to my happy ass sitting in MSG and watching some MMA.