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Saturday, January 10, 2009

Oh, The Irony! City Of Toothless Rednecks Bans Mixed-Martial-Arts

Sure, city-council members don't even know what the sport's called, or what its rules state, but that won't stop Concord, North Carolina, from incorrectly stereotyping and even prohibiting it.

Need proof?

Here are some choice gems, courtesy of yesterday's edition of the Independent Tribune:

Scott Padgett, Mayor, on "he-man or ultimate fighting contests" - "It's like human cockfighting. "That's exactly what it is. It is human cockfighting and we don't need it. People have freedom and they should, but for people to be exposed to this level of violence just scares me to death. There's no way that you can see something this violent and not be affected. It's pretty much no holds barred."

On a separate note, I've actually been to Concord, and, believe me, if an MMA promoter never runs there, they're not missing a fucking thing. If North Carolina was smart, they'd vote to ban Concord.