(Doesn’t Art Davie just ooze sincerity?)
A while back we all had a good laugh over the idiotic spectacle that is XARM, the brainchild of UFC co-creator Art Davie that meshes arm-wrestling with
MMA punching people and is somehow even dumber than it sounds. We were content to let it go, then we saw this, a blog post by Davie declaring that MMA has “lost its way” and the UFC has “de-evolved.”
Normally we’d ignore this kind of cry for attention, but it’s just too good and we love mocking things waaaay too much. For example:
I was the guy who started this sport [ed. note: bullshit] and let me say, for the record, that I love MMA. But, I’m not the only one or the first one to say that the MMA seems to have has lost its way. MMA, and specifically the UFC, have stopped delivering the kind of extreme fighting sport that fans have come to expect. Some are saying now that the UFC has de-evolved. First it was a spectacle, then it gained acceptance as a sport and now it’s back to being a spectacle.
Recently John Perretti called it, "a fossil of what is was." And journalist Eddie Goldman, the ‘Conscience of MMA’, says that real technique in MMA is gone. He says, "today you push ‘em up against the cage, tumble to the mat, throw punches and elbows on the ground….that’s called technique." [ed. note: Eddie’s right, Anderson Silva sux!!!!]
When I created the UFC, the boxing community and martial artists, from karate to taekwondo, said it was too brutal and a freak show….a "unicorn sport". Now some in MMA are taking shots at my new sport, XARM – saying it’s too extreme [ed. note: I think the word you’re looking for is ‘tarded]. Oh, how history repeats itself! What XARM does is take the best three minutes of any MMA fight – removes the ground game…and gives fans what they want – raw, uncensored, nonstop action!
Get off the ground and step up to the table. That’s my thought….
Cleary, these are the self-serving, self-important words of a delusional and desperate man. The fact that he puts them out there to try and leverage the UFC’s popularity to benefit his own hopelessly idiotic product is no big surprise. The fact that he might actually believe any of it is what’s really hilarious/depressing.
Art Davie is either a man who will say positively anything with the expectation that people are dumb enough to believe it, or else he is a first-class moron himself. Maybe it’s both. Either way, stupidity on such an epic scale deserves recognition, so here it is.
Now, let us never speak of this again.