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Bill O’Reilly and the gang on MMA

While Bill O’Reilly doesn’t win an award for most ignorant TV segment regarding last weekend’s EliteXC event (which is something of a shocker), he does win for cramming the most misconceptions about the sport into a tight 3 minute segment. Here’s a breakdown of the fun in this video:

00:15 – Boxing gloves used in graphic for MMA
01:03 – Tying MMA to the fall of western civilization
01:51 – Compares MMA to terrorism (but concludes that MMA is not as bad. Score!)
02:16 – Calls MMA “boxing with more opportunity to inflict brain damage”
02:40 – Asks “What’s the difference between this and [pro] wrestling?”
03:11 – Moneymaker quote the pundit was obviously waiting to unleash: “One of these days, somebody is going to get killed in this ‘sport’ and the executives of CBS are going to hope it happens while they’re broadcasting the match, because death – especially when it’s theatrical and voilent – makes for good ratings.”

I really don’t care what these guys say … worrying what ignorant old people think about MMA is like caring if Angela Landsbury likes your gigantic penis piercing, complete with french tickler. OF COURSE THEY’RE NOT GOING TO LIKE IT! They’re not even going to ‘get’ it … not even a little bit. That’s why we should all just enjoy clips like this. Honestly, the above video is probably funnier than most of the shit you’re gonna find on this site.

  • clint notestine

    Bill O is a fucking idiot nuff said.

  • Carcass

    “Bill O’Reilly Is A Big Blubbering Vagina”

  • kentyman

    You can make fun of Bill O’Reilly, but I’ll be damned if you make fun of my Angie L.

  • cdcw

    Actually my grandpa is 84 and likes MMA of course he can’t ever remember the rules, he is always asking why they dont try and punch each other in the groin.

  • Jemaleddin

    And Angela Landsbury LOVED cdcw’s grandpa’s penis piercing. I did too!

  • kwagnuth

    Good point who cares what old people think. Would have been more damaging if they actually liked it. Gary Shaw should use some of that footage to sell his next PPV he could call it real blood real damage.

  • ninjitsu

    I try to avoid Billy O because his ignorance fucking infuriates me, but I’ll say a couple things.

    1 – “this blood is real!” is a pretty hilarious thing to say. Do they think that the blood in wrestling is fake?

    2 – The hypocrisy makes me laugh. Bill O uses any controversy to try to pull in his own ratings, and he is critical of CBS for stooping to showing MMA for the sake of ratings. Well, Bill, you’re using MMA for the sake of ratings, too.

    As a side note, I can’t wait until fox starts showing UFC primetime. Do you think Bill will speak out against his own network?

    Also, that woman is the ugliest thing I’ve seen in my life. Her eyes don’t seem to want to agree on a point on which to focus themselves.

  • Garth Rampayja

    crazy old fuck oreilly is not too far different from near-incoherent old freak john mccain. they don’t understand it, and will try to ban it because of that. both also wield pretty large-scale public influence.

    why isn’t there anyone on the “fair and balanced” network to defend the sport? a sport that’s sanctioned in quite a few states and attracts all-american and all-star athletes?

  • el feo XIII

    what’s the difference between bill o’reilly and a pro wrestling announcer?

  • Ludacris

    Hi, Mr. O’Reilly!!!

  • Amy Robinson

    If you haven’t figured out the magic formula yet, O’Reilly’s show’s gameplan is 50% puff cultural rating’s whoreing pieces (IE- mma, the youtube girlfights , and 50% conservative apocalyptic propaganda rants; and thats the summary from someone who regularly watches myself.

    And the fact that they only have one usual commentator thats under the age of 30 or around that openly displays their disregard for anything to be truely relevant to people under middle aged. Bernie and Jane are in touch enough with the largest and most effected viewers of the cbs mma show which is the 18-34 year olds that they’re the people the pop into mind on who to get to debate the subject? That alone shows how seriously the factor crew really take the topic.

    Its pure and blatent ratings whoring; some cuts with blood, a scary steel fence thingy, and network tv the perfect story to showcase without bothering to scratch the surface of the situation.

    If you ask me that show and mma on tv in general is as mild as seasame street compared to some of the demented shit on all those SVU, CI, and CIS shows. And way less graphic than any episode of ER or Grey’s Anatomy. Hell, SVU is a whole show dedicated to child rape and murder but MMA can be easily sensationalized and looks flashy so its unfairly targeted. I hardly think 2 hours of water-down mma is going the ruin the world, but the ungoing vicious political and social war between left wing and right wing fanatics that Bill is a chief fire stoker of actually may have huge repercussions on our country.

    Bill really needs to stick to his bread and butter of outing bastard child molester saving judges, boycotting pyschotic pastors, and relentlessy harassing …er “interviewing”… liberal politcial figures.