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Irony Alert: The “Raging Bull” Calls MMA Savage

The people at Reuters caught up with 88-year-old former boxing great Jake LaMotta to get some of his crotchety opinions on the current state of the fight game.  Not surprisingly, the “Raging Bull” is not a big fan of our beloved MMA.  Boxers typically aren’t, and old people almost never are.  Since LaMotta is both, he’s right there with Bob Reilly when it comes to anti-MMA sentiment.  What’s sadly ironic, however, is his choice of words when articulating exactly what he doesn’t like about the sport:

"When they hit you on the floor? That doesn’t make any sense, it’s savage. …It’s out of control, I still think the regular way is the best way."

Savage?  This is the guy who, rumor has it, only realized what a terrible person he’d been for his whole life after seeing the Martin Scorsese biopic on himself.  According to IMDB, after seeing the film, which included scenes of him beating his wife, Vickie, he is said to have asked her, “Was I really like that?”  To which she responded, “You were worse.”

He also admitted to throwing a fight in 1947, for which he was suspended by the New York State Athletic Commission.  In other words, the man is not a moral compass by any means.  Great fighter, though.  It’s just a shame he can’t appreciate it in others.

(Props: Cage Writer)


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Jason Statham- August 21, 2011 at 7:33 pm
"Raging Bull"? is it crazy?
jason statham diet
knee_strike- October 29, 2009 at 4:11 pm
Christ, what a hypocrite. To hell with that old Guido.
Dana Mother Fcuking White- October 29, 2009 at 3:52 pm
"Did you shampoo my wife?"
NateGetsIrate- October 29, 2009 at 2:52 pm
Hey Bens...

you write articles like you take it up the ass.
Bob Reilly- October 29, 2009 at 2:07 pm
Don't compare me with this bag of douche. I am a legitimate polititian who is up on his mma hating facts.
Sneaky Pete- October 29, 2009 at 1:13 pm
Do you want to know what was brutal? Godfather III.

Oh, and when he says the 'regular way', I think he's referring to either an ice pick, or some piano wire from the back seat of a vintage caddie.
steampunk22- October 29, 2009 at 12:53 pm
steampunk22- October 29, 2009 at 12:52 pm
You're forgetting his all time fave, the irrefutable Ike "I'm Sorry Baby" Turner. ;P
Mex- October 29, 2009 at 12:44 pm
His favorite fighters must be Rumble Johnson and Sean Salmon.
fACE7biter- October 29, 2009 at 12:14 pm
Vickie LaMotta, TKO (Strikes)
Krazy Kracker- October 29, 2009 at 12:06 pm
No wonder he didn't let Ray get him down.
VisitingDeadAncestors- October 29, 2009 at 11:43 am
he's just mad the domestic abuse laws have changed...

you can't just "smack her around a little..." anymore.
agentsmith- October 29, 2009 at 11:40 am
"Balderdash! Why, I once watched 'Gentleman' Jim Corbett fight an Eskimo fellow bare-knuckled for a hundred and thirteen rounds! Of course, back then, if a fight lasted less than fifty rounds, we demanded our nickel back!"
reddog- October 29, 2009 at 11:24 am
" It’s just a shame he can’t appreciate it others."

something wrong words.

and...fixed. quick editing work.

steampunk22- October 29, 2009 at 11:20 am
"When these gentleman put up the fisticuffs, it appalls myself and all other reasonable men that they do not abide by The Queensberry rules. Mere savagery I tell you! Bah! Flimshaw!"
agentsmith- October 29, 2009 at 11:08 am
Might as well ask any random person's grandpa what he thinks. Yes Gramps, that whole interwebs thing is just a fad too... like hulahoops.
Old_Bald_and_Irish- October 29, 2009 at 11:01 am
Tell him to pour a pitcher of cold water down his shorts.
Sabado Gigante- October 29, 2009 at 10:54 am
One word: INSECURE