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.