Surprise surprise, it’s time for another article talking about what total cockheads the guys at Yahoo Sports are. I know it’s getting a bit repetitive, but I’ve been told by a lot of people that I’m an ‘influencer’, and as terrifying as that concept is, I might as well use this lame ass ‘power’ to make the world a better place. With great power comes great responsibility, as Uncle Ben always said. Well, he used to say until he was killed by the Sandman. Now I just think of him whenever I microwave rice. It’s sad.
I’ve gotten over the fact that the writers at Yahoo are shills. Sure, it’s not exactly something I respect about them, but I can understand it. While licking the toe jam off Dana’s feet, you also get fed whatever crumbs of info or propaganda Daddy White feels like sharing. Yahoo wants exclusive content that will draw readers, and they definitely get it. *Everyone* knows that Kevin Iole is the mouthpiece for the UFC, so Yahoo has established itself as the place to go to hear Dana White’s opinions on whatever story is in the news.
But what I haven’t gotten over is the fact that Kevin Iole consistently reports shit for facts. He sticks to the lies told to him by the UFC even when it’s in direct contradiction of reality. And he’s not even quoting Dana White as backup for these lies … he writes them directly as if they were facts. The latest and greatest example of this was his bullshit calculation of Randy Couture’s contract, valuing it at 4 times more than it really was.
Even in his follow up article Iole fudges the numbers Couture gave, adding an extra half a million dollars to what Couture said he made on the Sylvia fight. Couture said 250k flat, 500k PPV bonus, and 500k locker room bonus. Iole said Randy got a million off the PPV. And that dumb fuck was front fucking row at the fucking conference. The rest of the MMA world managed to get it right and most of us were listening to a ProElite stream that sounded like someone talking through a 10 foot metal tube full of socks.
Don’t even get me started on Kevin’s retarded hyperbole into a fictional Plan B Couture apparently has in his head to break his contract and fight for M-1. Things have gotten to a point now where Kevin Iole has about as much legitimacy in the MMA world as a midget fight league would. So it’s not even really necessary to try and discredit what he says … most MMA fans know he’s full of shit before they even read his articles now. Fuck, almost all the people I know read his columns specifically to see what dumb wrong shit he’s going to say next.
Yahoo’s MMA reporting has all the legitimacy you’d expect from a second rate search engine trying to break into the news world. It’s pretty sad when Yahoo has to hire a PRO WRESTLING writer to try and bring legitimacy back to their coverage. But that’s exactly where we are. Dave Meltzer is another “Friend of Dana”, and while you can say he’s got a generally positive bias towards the UFC, I haven’t heard of any incidents where he’s taken a steaming shit all over his integrity like Iole seems to on a weekly basis. So I guess we’ll see what happens. But one thing is for sure … I’m not about to get tired of calling these morons out for their bullshit ‘journalism’.