not to mention the nazi fight clubs, jon jones and jackson-winklejohn roaming albuquerque and harassing protesters, the revelation that renzo gracie is himmlerfan88 etc
shit is deep into the roots of the sport. down to the history of the gracies who are like the First Family and also capitalists to the bone. all their shit is all about protecting their brand, rigging things in their favor and spinning losses into positives for themselves. their early rivalry with luta livre is really illuminating
@badboy69 yes! even when you win they win with them. they literally held him up and called him an “honorary gracie” its such bs
@badboy69 and now that hes older and riddled with injuries and years of smoking and drinking they regularly call him out for exhibitions and matches with their younger guys for him to lose
@badboy69 there’s definitely some weird mental gymnastics going on with them. they might have intense loyalty to a gym or camp and even be friends and train with other fighters. go thru intense weight cuts together etc. but still when it comes to actual pay its all individualism and red scare bs
@badboy69 most other sports at least have some form of collective bargaining tho. the closest the ufc has is when the top superstars occasionally call out fighters whove been around a while just to get them a payday.
@badboy69 and when fighters hold out on signing for a fight for better pay, like clockwork dana white is on twitter saying he “offered so and so so many fights that they keep refusing cuz theyre scared!”
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