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Another UFC/dog-fighting analogy

By Zach Arnold | June 4, 2007

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I warned about this topic on the latest edition of Fight Opinion Radio. The Newark Star-Ledger quotes New York Giants MLB Antonio Pierce on the issue of Michael Vick and allegations of dog-fighting (he hates it). Unfortunately, Pierce made the dreaded UFC/dog-fighting analogy:

Pierce, who said he knew a few individuals involved in dog fighting while growing up in Compton, Calif., has a suggestion for those owners.

“If you want to put a dog in a position, put yourself in it,” he said. “Go put yourself in the Ultimate Fighting Challenge and see if you come out alive. That’s not what (owning a dog) is about.

The Seattle Times“Their quarterback hasn’t been accused of creating a new UFC — Ultimate Fighting Canines.”

Topics: Media, MMA, UFC, Zach Arnold | 3 Comments » | Permalink | Trackback |

3 Responses to “Another UFC/dog-fighting analogy”

  1. Justafriend says:

    Off topic:
    Hi, love ur blog. I just sent this to Sam Caplan.
    “i think u should join Zach´s Fightopinion, also u prob have some good media connection so hook Zach up…”
    Bring him in, It can b done…

  2. david says:

    hey, thanks for the link…

    just to clarify, i don’t think UFC and dog-fighting are on the same level, i was only pointing out that in our society, some things seem to be elevated to uber-evil status while other things that are not completely dissimilar are not.

    i’m a big MMA fan.

  3. klown says:

    david,

    If you’ve been reading the blog, you’ll know the MMA community is keen to distance itself from this phenomenon. As a fan, and as a writer, please be more responsible.

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