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This is exactly what sports fans dislike about athletes

For years now, whenever the term “mainstream acceptance” was spoken, I would shudder with terror. It’s not that I’m not enjoying all the free fights that the FOX deal has given us. That’s 18 events in 2012: four on FOX, eight on FX, and six on FUEL. That’s pretty damn great. The part of “mainstream acceptance” I wasn’t too keen on though, is the athletes themselves. Big deals bring big money which turns big men into big bleeding vaginas, and while I certainly do not begrudge a man a nice payday, I just never wanted to see our athletes become the spoiled cry-babies that the stick-and-ball sports have.

In this video from MMA Elite, we see Rampage Jackson and King Mo talking about a myriad of topics, but centering, naturally, on how they’re not paid enough. That’s fine. Shit, everyone I know talks about how they’re not paid enough. We wouldn’t be human if we didn’t complain about money. But the most nauseating aspect of the video is when Rampage talks about fighter pay in relation to what the promotion takes in, and how the fighters are the ones “putting their lives on the line.” Let’s get a fucking grip here, ok.

Of course getting into a cage with another man skilled in the art of whoop ass is a dangerous profession. That’s obvious. But so is soldiering. So is policing in a dangerous city. So is being a hooker. So is construction, logging, and mining – you never hear about 100 fighters trapped in a mine, do you? The most dangerous job, according to CNN, is fishing – which has a medium annual salary of a little better than $27k. The point is that lots of people do lots of jobs a hell of a lot more dangerous than fighting for a hell of a lot less money.

I’m not trying to say fighting is a safe job. It’s not. While the threat of death may not be that great, injuries are commonplace, and the long-term effects of concussion are known but have yet to be seen in MMA. Not to mention the psychological trauma of having ears that look like the shrimp dumplings from Chan’s Wok. But let’s try to maintain perspective here. You never hear a fisherman bitch and complain about their pay, do you?

  • Nachtfalter

    Nice post, Tony. I agree completely.

    You should have left the last sentence out, though. Just two paragraphs up you state that everyone complains about pay, then you end the post by saying fishermen don’t. That’s… weird.

  • Reverend Clint

    great post… fucking whiny bitch fighters.
    A few of the dangers I actually had happen to me at my job… ever get threatened with a being shot with a shotgun? Nearly trampled by 3 bulls and a herd of cows? Bit by dogs? Chased by bees?
    how about potential dangers like electrocuted to death? Gas explosion?
    No? Fuck off then Rampage.

  • killeroftacos

    I worked for a salmon fishing captain who spoke republican talking points mostly dealing with guns and brown people out of one side of his mouth, and whining that he deserved gasoline credits from the government out of the other. The federal government. In Alaska, where you get an oil revenue check from the government every year. So I’m saying that in my experience fisherman definitely bitch about their pay like bleeding vaginas just the same, my fren.

  • voice of reason

    i’m a banker and 1mill and 500k bonus just isn’t enough. i put my life on the line so people can have pensions and mortgages. i work 12hrs a day so i risk carpal tunnel, blood clot, back pain, stress, depression, sleep deprivation, alcoholism etc…. i need to get paid more

  • drunkenjunk

    pulled around 27 grand for my deployment to Iraq. I have nagging injuries also, except nobody gives a shit. Fuck you rampage.

  • I’m a 13 year old !


    So cumjinky is a murderer for hire,
    killing people he never met before for a few bucks and halliburtons glory.

    Sounds about right.

    I could have figured.

    Fuck you cumjunky!

  • Letibleu

    Beautiful post. Where did Rebellion Media find you again?

  • iamphoenix

    when was the last time you watched your friends get hit with an ied rampage? fuck you.

  • drunkenjunk

    bet cap. Get a kickstarter started for me to kill a 13 year old again. 13 go fuck yourself. You think al Qaeda gives a fuck about you? What the fuck do you know about somewhere you’ve never been? Please tell me what noble profession you’ve dedicated your life to.

  • drunkenjunk

    also 13 you ever see what those people do to each other? They always fight and always kill each other.

  • G Funk

    FL is probably not the place to go if ex/current military is lookin for love.

    Choosing a life risking job for peanuts is the fault of the dumbass who enlisted, so please don’t complain. I made that dumb decision when i was 18.

    Trampled by bulls and cows on the job? HAHAHAHA! Billy of the hills!

  • Reverend Clint

    hey 13 leave your stupid comments elsewhere

  • Reverend Clint

    oh and funk my job is/was not very hillbilly… actually it was a green energy job

  • drunkenjunk

    nah, i’m not complaining about the money at all. It was w/e, I loved my deployment. Point was nobody gets paid what they want. I felt like I deserved more, just like him. It’s his job, he gets paid an ass load of money and his job has taken care of him. Did he get anymore than community service for smashin those cars? UFC took care of him and had their lawyers their for him. They did a lot, paid him well, and he’s doing better than a lot of other people. Quit bitchin, Fuck you rampage.

  • Letibleu

    I think it’s universal, fuck rampage. Not like he still has it in him anyway.

    “back in my day we used to walk uphill to school both ways”