Goddamn is the UFC stupid. For all their protection and promotion of Michael Bisping as the face of UK MMA, they haven’t spent an iota of time developing any other UK fighters. In fact, they seem content to fill their British shows with US fighters of dubious British ancestry rather than feature many REAL hometown fighters.
You’d think since they’re serious about staying in the UK, the UFC might wanna consider *not* throwing UK fighters under the bus against more skilled North American competition. But the UFC has showed no signs of stopping this trend, and UK fighters have gone 0-5 in the last two UK shows (minus Bisping, who as far as I’m concerned is now a citizen of Fagistan).
For fucks sake, the UFC could at least put UK guys against eachother so then you’ll have at least one hometown winner per show. Even buttfuck travelling promotions understand the advantages of doing that. But no … the UFC seems content to book UK fighters in matches they simply ain’t gonna win. The latest example of this: Sam Stout vs Terry Etim.
I’m all for challenging fights and stuff, but how long are the UK fans going to enjoy watching their boys get beaten by retards from America? Everyone was throwing a fit because the hometown boys from UFC77 got smashed. How the fuck do you think the crowds in the UK are liking that kind of medicine for every show?
Anyways, I hope Hywel Teague comes out and tells us his take on this, because I think the UFC is fucking dumb for not working harder at tying British nationalism and pride into their events.