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UFC 187’s Anthony Johnson on allegations of domestic violence: “It’s pure comedy to me.”

Guest contributor Nick Yidiaris has discovered that Anthony Johnson still thinks three women accusing him of domestic violence and his past conviction for the same is pretty funny.  On May 23rd, Anthony “Rumble” Johnson faces D...
 
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UFC president Dana White lies, plays dumb about convicted domestic abuser Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson on Off the Record

UFC President Dana White appeared in a brief segment on Off the Record Friday to talk about Reebok, Anthony Johnson, and CM Punk (embedded at bottom of post). We’ve written about Anthony Johnson’s history of domesti...

 
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Our Editor-in-Chief Talks to Businessweek

Bloomberg Businessweek published a piece by David Armstrong entitled Mixed Martial Arts Courts More Female Fans, and he asked me some questions for it. A quote from me is at the end, but since I’m prone to long explanatio...
 
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The UFC Is Making the Exact Same Mistakes The NFL Made Regarding Domestic Violence

Republished with permission from Cage Potato By Seth Falvo Watching Dana White’s recent appearance on “Fox Sports Live” paints a very clear picture: Dana White does not want you to compare him to NFL Commissio...
 
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The UFC is an Embarrassment & We Can’t Call Thiago Silva a Domestic Abuser for Legal Reasons

Photograph by Ryan Loco But if it weren’t considered libel, we would. Thiago Silva was cut from the UFC back in February after he had a standoff with a SWAT team. According to police reports, the standoff was spurred beca...

 
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White-washing: Sexism, Misogyny, and Domestic Violence in MMA, Part 2

In the first part of this series, I discussed casual sexism among the biggest names in MMA, the types of MMA stories that reach mainstream media, and touched on how Dana White’s stubbornness is the bullet he’s putti...
 
 
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The Rising Cost of Indifference: Sexism, Misogyny, and Domestic Violence in MMA, Part 1

Misogyny and sexism have found strongholds in professional sports. They’re similar to athlete’s foot; they have an environment in which to thrive, often go unchecked at the source, and are treated as minor, fleeting...

 
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Fighting words

One would have to go back years to find the true start, but undefeated UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey fired the most recent salvo against Cris “Cyborg” Justino, saying, This girl [Justino] has been on steroi...