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Either Jerry Millen Is Stupid, Or He Thinks You Are

The ability to look at someone with a straight face and say a bunch of stuff that is so demonstrably untrue as to be laughable is a special kind of gift.  Either you have it or you don’t.  Jerry Millen has it.  Watch this interview that he did with The Garv and see if your head doesn’t hurt by the time it’s all over.  Over the course of six minutes Millen attempts to portray the UFC as a greedy, money-hungry organization in opposition to the Robin Hoods of MMA, M-1 Global and Fedor Emelianenko.  Several times he criticizes the UFC for not pursuing what he acknowledges would be a bad business plan for them, at one point saying, “If you really care what the fans want, how much money do you need?”

The irony here is that this is the same criticism that’s been leveled against Fedor and his M-1 cronies.  They wouldn’t accept a deal with the UFC because, essentially, the money/offer wasn’t good enough.  Which means, by Millen’s logic, that they don’t care what the fans want either.

And in a way, that’s understandable.  This is a business and they’re in it to make money, not become popular with a bunch of people they’ll probably never meet.  But the same is true for the UFC.  Millen seems to think that Dana White and co. have made enough money already and should now commit themselves to some kind of bizarre MMA philanthropy.  I’m sure it’s purely coincidental that in this case, the beneficiaries of that generosity would include Millen himself.

But maybe it’s a non-issue, because Millen would have us believe that he “won’t work with a person like [Dana White].”  Of course, he says this after the company he works for made a failed attempt to work with Dana White.  He also tries to get us to believe that Fedor would “fight Brock Lesnar in this gym right now, probably for free.”  This, despite the fact that Fedor has already turned down the offer to fight Lesnar for a bunch of money.  So maybe the UFC’s mistake was in not amending their original offer to include a gym and zero dollars?

The amazing thing about Millen is not that he says this stuff into a camera, but that he presumably believes that anyone is buying it.  He must think the MMA world is full of idiots, otherwise there wouldn’t be any point in telling lies that are so easily exposed.  If he had any respect for our intelligence, he would at least take the time to come up with more plausible lies.

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J-Dog- September 2, 2009 at 9:18 am
How fucking tall is that guy? I mean, really...?? Either he's a fucking giant or the camera guy is a bona-fide midget standing at his heels and shooting up at him. That was weird.
Bovice- September 1, 2009 at 11:57 pm
@Capt. Shamrock

That's a pretty good analogy.

Jerry Millen, cut that faggy-ass fauxhawk, and then I'll think about analyzing what you have to say
tribal- September 1, 2009 at 9:08 pm
M-1 global is the corn in my shitlog... Gerry M is the shitstain from the corn in my shitlog .... Dana's gonna flush the toilet soon
ktronics- September 1, 2009 at 8:34 pm
I'm really sick of people making the argument that there cannot be other promotions because you don't see two NFL's NBA's MLB's etc. People always seem to forget soccer. Soccer has many leagues around the world that are competitive for each other.

The reason for this is that soccer is a completely international sport. Every country in the world plays it. Its the most popular sport on the planet. You can't have two NFL's simply because not many other countries in the world play American football to broaden the talent pool.

I see MMA relating to soccer in that way. Everyone in the world fights. So why can't there be a few different promotions?
UFC fan- September 1, 2009 at 4:53 pm
without reading all the comments, I can tell you dumb fucking Fedor fans will suck this guys dick for this stupid interview he did, and defend him, and call him smart, BUT that's what happens when losers like 831 son is allowed to type it comes out goofy as fuck, like everything else he does...and his goofy friends.
NOW, to read the comment section.
cagefightmon- September 1, 2009 at 3:43 pm
I agree with 'MyFightWiffaCheeto' in that we need to Distribute the Power in the MMA. Yes it's the top organization but it's nice to have competition in the sport.

Although, your childish anger issues should be resolved b4 you hurt yourself with the wall you keep banging your head against.
BigBear145- September 1, 2009 at 2:04 pm
Im not going to beat a dead horse on with the UFC being like the NFL, I just want people to think about what happens when players are not drafted into the NFL or players that are released. there is the AFL CFL EFL.... places that 90% of use dont watch but NFL scouts do watch... its the same thing in the UFC. I am sure that the UFC has people looking for new talent all the time. There are literally a hundred different fight promotions out their besides the UFC and for people to say there is no where for people to fight.... Just look at Severns or any fighter who has fought in 30+ fights and see these oddball promotions... basically there are places to fight and if you win you will be noticed and if you dont... find another career.
Swedish- September 1, 2009 at 1:38 pm
Just look at the yahoosports page.... what does it say at the top???

"UFC", not StrikeFarse or M-1.... it says UFC
I Hate Bisping- September 1, 2009 at 1:15 pm
Agreed! There will be a time in the near future that the UFC is on ABC. Then the others can swim out to sea, go under and then take a big deep breath. ESPN already has them leading everything on big fight nights. The UFC is and always will be MMA. Like the others have said, NHL-NFL-NBA-MLB-UFC
Clyde- September 1, 2009 at 1:02 pm
While it's true the UFC is the major league for MMA and undoubtebly has the best stable of fighters in the world, you can't really say that it is MMA. The UFC won't let a fihter in the building unless he's got a decent win streak going (Lesnar not wihstanding).

The UFC needs smaller organisations in order to keep feeding new fighters. And in a way, the fighters need them for when the UFC is done with them so they have a chance for a few more paydays before they're put out to pasture, put out to stud, or just put down.

But if you are a fighter, you have to acknowledge that if you want to be regarded as the best, you've got to fight the top guys on the UFC roster. Regardless of any other issues, that's just how it is.
I Hate Bisping- September 1, 2009 at 12:55 pm
I fng hate this guy. BTW, if you spell it Fedor, pronounce it Fedor you jack offs. If you want it Fador, Spell it Fador. Also, does the NFL not provide us enough foorball? This is not eating you dipshit.

Also you douche, what you are describing is minor leagues. The spares want a shot. But the minor leagues don't draw. So if you wanna be the Minors, be like the WEC and act like the minors. Stop acting like the big boy. (PS, all minor league's acting like the majors when there is already a major have failed.)

Also, Shout out to Michael Bispping. (If he's woken up yet)
Da Spied Her- September 1, 2009 at 12:45 pm
I know how he got his hair to stick up like that, I saw it on Something About Mary.
MyFightWiffaCheeto- September 1, 2009 at 12:41 pm
cagefightmon Says:
Tue, 09/01/2009 - 14:38
"I would hate for the UFC to turn into 'Dana's House' like Don King is to Boxing.
Distribute the Power!"

Don King hasn't been the top of the boxing world for some time. There are a bunch of promotions (Top Rank, Don King, Golden Boy, Seminole Warriors, et al) sharing the wealth (fighters) and co-promoting, but they are paying too much for these boxers, which in turn just ends up in the promoters back pocket.

How about instead of "Distribute the Power!" like you say how about we "Keep shit in check" so MMA doesn't wind up like Boxing. That's what Dana is doing. By accepting M-1's shitacular deal and getting fucked in the ass like FEG did to him with PRIDE, he's keeping his organization and his fighters on top. Dana's too smart to get fucked again. It's like our "illustrious" former President G.W. Bush once told the press corp, "Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice... meh... meh, Can't get fooled again."

Fuck M-1, Fuck Millen, Fuck Vadim, and FUCK FEDOR and you know what? Screw you for having a stupid idea like "Distribute the Power!"
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yerdoneson- September 1, 2009 at 12:25 pm
I made this joke on another thread, but ill re-post for good measure.

I think Fedor and Mousasi dropped out of the Abu Dhabi invitational because a co-promotion deal could not be reached with M-1
ihateemo- September 1, 2009 at 11:53 am
It makes me sad that a great writer like Sam Caplan is also shilling for these guys. I under Shakespeare gotta get paid, son, but boggles the mind that anyone would take up for these clowns unless they were getting a LOT of money for it. 5oz of Pain is now basically a wing of the M-1 Global PR machine.

Except calling it a "machine" would be generous - more like a sputtering 1970s Volkswagen Beetle that's been left out in the cold for too long.

Jerry Millen is great. If anything he should speak more often!
denver_rolling- September 1, 2009 at 11:50 am
the bleached tip faux hawk really completes the package, god you just want to punch him in face.
One Two- September 1, 2009 at 11:49 am
Bas doesn't like this guy nuff said guys a douche.
Seoul Brother- September 1, 2009 at 11:47 am
I'd like to cut Jerry Gary Millen deep from ear to ear and watch the stupidity run out his neck stump. What a fucking menstrual stain of a man.
cagefightmon- September 1, 2009 at 11:38 am
I agree with some of Jerry's insight.
I like seeing a distribution of wealth and opportunity to its fighters when it comes to MMA. I, too, think it's good for organizations to be competitive with one another. I would hate for the UFC to turn into 'Dana's House' like Don King is to Boxing.
Distribute the Power!
ix791- September 1, 2009 at 11:38 am
every organization millen works for fails..why do people keep him around? he's is one of the most unlikeable people associated with mma. the guy is as useless to the sport as bill goldberg
BigCountrysCholesterol- September 1, 2009 at 11:31 am
I feel like I need a shower after watching that. White, Millen and Shaw are the PFP slime kings. Coker must not have gotten the memo about abrasive bullshit slinging.
WarpedAcorn- September 1, 2009 at 11:30 am
Whenever this guy talks, all I can think about is the "Sadam" character in Southpark, and that wry smile he gives after saying an obvious lie. He knows its a lie, you know its a lie, he knows you know its a lie, and because of that...its kinda cute.
Capt. Shamrock- September 1, 2009 at 11:16 am
BigBear145 made a good point that most are not willing to acknowledge - The UFC is MMA - just like the NFL is football and the NBA is basketball. If you want to take part, you have to join the league. M-1's strategy is the equivalent of Michael Jordan calling up the NBA commissioner and asking if he and a bunch of his friends can play the Lakers in the finals this year.
BigBear145- September 1, 2009 at 11:14 am
LTD i couldnt have said it better