Ask the Doc … to stop being a fucking moron

I kinda liked MMA Junkie’s “Ask Doctor Benjamin” thing more when he stuck to medical fact rather than his stupid fucking opinions:

So when I say that I am not a fan of WMMA, I’m just being honest and not a woman-hater. I will await Gina Carano vs. Cris “Cyborg” Santos with great anticipation, but most any other contest that doesn’t include one of those two athletes hardly piques my interest.

A true fan is someone who follows the sport (not just marquee matchups and championships) with regularity and genuine interest and not for sexual gratification.

Most of the comments regarding WMMA pertain to physical appearance or sexual innuendo, not talent level. These are true fans? (Remember when Carano had to strip to weigh in? I rest my case.)

I am not a fan of five-minute rounds for WMMA because studies have suggested that the likelihood for injury significantly increases as athletes (male or female) tire, especially with contact and combat athletes. In most of the WMMA contests that I have watched, fatigue becomes a major factor with the current three-minute rounds.

Five-minute rounds may be acceptable for the elite competitors. But to increase the potential duration of three-round fights by 67 percent and five-round fights by 178 percent across the board may be jeopardizing fighters’ safety.

Who gives a fuck? It’s a goddamn fight you stupid moron. People step into the cage knowing they’re going to be getting banged up, and MMA’s safety record in regards to serious injuries speaks for itself, regardless of if the participants are male or female.

Past that point, Johnny Benjamin falls for the old “If I don’t see it, it’s not happening” mentality. He says all the women’s fights going down have resulted in gassed fighters. I say you have been watching too much of the shit promoters have been force feeding us. I agree: people like Kim Couture and the Karate Hottie and that Playboy Bunny and basically anyone with less than five fights under their belt probably shouldn’t be fighting 5 minute rounds. But they shouldn’t be on fucking television either and they are NOT a proper measuring stick to compare against real professional female fighters.

But if you wanna be taken seriously, Dr Benjamin, how about you consider some of the real athletes who have been fighting for years, those who have brought it for 15 full minutes and will happily bring it for 15 minutes more: Tara LaRosa, Roxanne Modafferi (who has also fought three times in one night), Kelly Kobald, Megumi Fuji, Jennifer Howe, Laura D’August, Marloes Coenen, Hitomi Akano, Rosi Sexton, Amanda Buckner, Carina Damm, Yoko Takahashi, and Takayo Hashi. And that’s just a few off the top of my head. Oh and Sarah Kaufman … maybe you actually saw that one, Johnny, so does that mean it ‘counts’?

The idea that any green male can step into a cage for 15 minute fights while professional female fighters can’t hack it is fucking absurd and Johnny Benjamin is a retard for suggesting it. I don’t doubt he’s a smart guy in general, but this just goes to show you that even smart people can be ignorant fucks on a fairly regular basis.

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