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Old 02-03-2011, 05:40 PM
Bonnie Bonnie is offline
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Originally Posted by VCURamFan View Post
Yeah, that was pretty shiesty move, IMO, but I can't say I'm surprised: Cuomo never once said he intended on supporting MMA, he was just happy taking their money.
Originally Posted by J.B. View Post
Can't wait for Bob Arum to book the next big boxing match at Yankees stadium.
"...brutality and violence", but they allow boxing and hockey; it makes no sense. And Cuomo just looks like another hypocritical politician.

Some quotes from DW and Arum:

In 2007, UFC president Dana White accused him of "sucking the life out of the sport (boxing) and not putting anything back in." Amongst White's criticisms were that Arum had created a weak undercard for the De La Hoya-Mayweather fight in 2007 saying Arum did not promote the show correctly. "He promoted that show completely the wrong way, because he worried about the money as opposed to trying to secure the future", White said. "He should have stacked that card. He should have had Shane Mosley and Bernard Hopkins and (Marco Antonio) Barrera and Winky Wright on there and used it to show that boxing is back". Arum responded by saying that MMA fighters need to examine the revenues being generated and ask why the UFC wasn't paying them more. White made these comments not realizing that Arum did not promote the De La Hoya-Mayweather bout, and was not involved in any way with the fight. His only connection was being he former promoter of both fighters. [5] [6]

In late-2009, Arum called UFC fans "skinhead white guys". Bas Rutten accused him of racism for this remark.[5] Arum also stated that MMA fighters are "guys rolling around like homosexuals on the ground."[6] Earlier in the year, Arum described UFC President Dana White as "nuts" and "a little too much of a loose cannon" for White's use of a gay slur in reference to an MMA reporter.[7]

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