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Mike Kogan Uses Same Gay Slur Nate Diaz Was Just Suspended For, Is a Complete Fucking Idiot


(The “fag shoes” in question, via @MikeKogan)

By George Shunick

As Jared reminded us today while discussing Josh Thompson’s unfortunate comments regarding gay marriage, the MMA world had managed to go a solid 20 days without a significant figure saying something extraordinarily stupid on social media. The last particular incident involved Nate Diaz’s use of the term “fag,” and was made even more memorable by Mike Kogan’s moronic defense of Diaz’s “Northern California” vernacular. Kogan — Diaz’s manager — drew upon his years of public relations experience and his vast knowledge of etymology…and cited Urban Dictionary as evidence that Diaz’s use of “fag” didn’t constitute a homophobic slur.

Needless to say, people didn’t really buy that.

However, let’s give Kogan the benefit of the doubt here. Let’s say he really doesn’t believe that “fag” is a derogatory slur for homosexuals or a bigoted criticism of something perceived as homosexual behavior. It would mean Kogan has an extraordinarily poor grasp of context, history and sociopolitical reality — which incidentally, is entirely plausible in the case of Nate Diaz — but not to a far greater extent than many other Americans. It’s not justifiable, but perhaps it’s a plausible explanation for his ignorance.

Or at least it might have been, until he tweeted this. I’m not sure how to construe that use of “fag,” except to assume that he’s calling Jordan Breen and Ariel Helwani’s shoes gay. Which kind of negates his previous excuse, flimsy as it was. It’s certainly not the worst use of the word you’ll ever hear, but it comes at a particularly bad time and it certainly doesn’t do anything to help the image of MMA in the public eye, especially considering Kogan is the manager of a number of prominent fighters.

The next time MMA fighters — or Mike Kogan — think about using “fag” without considering the implications of the word, or pretending to remain ignorant of them, hopefully they’ll remember that it does in fact have a meaning that they may not intend, and decline to use it. And if they intentionally use it as a derogatory term, hopefully someone will remind them to sit down, shut up and educate themselves before hindering the public discourse.

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Thumblaster- June 15, 2013 at 1:13 pm
Fuck man , you pro-fag guy's are angry.
wooganotti- June 15, 2013 at 6:34 am
God/nature/ and over 3000 years of mankind are wrong! -2013 america
amsterdamheavy- June 15, 2013 at 8:52 am
Homosexuality has been observed in nature in EVERY mammalian species. Donkeys, dolphins, dogs, rabbits, mice, etc all fuck things of the same sex. Do not invoke "nature" when you dont know what in the fuck you are talking about. You really are pathetically fucking dumb. I just wanted to throw that in there as my real opinion in case it gets lost in translation. Youre fucking dumb dude, and/or poorly educated.

HAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHA

GOD!

"Mankind" has been around a fuck of a lot longer than "3000 years". Gobekli Tepe is dated to 12,000 yrs or older. Even retarded ass bible-literalists say 6,000. You are fucking dumb.

HAHAHAHAHA

Thats what I figured your viewpoint was based upon. Some moldy old fucking book written in the bronze age by sheepherders invoking their war god and declaring themselves the "chosen ones"! You dont even read the fucking book either, you just let others do that for you and then tell you what it means.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAA

You win dude, I could never compete with that lame shit. Only L. Ron has even come close.

But, before I go, and since since your dumb fucking ass is invoking Leviticus, let me ask? Do ya eat shellfish? Pork? Do ya wear more than one type of cloth at a time? You really should brush up on what Leviticus actually says if youre going to fall back on the fucking bible as your "reasoning". Otherwise, some atheist who knows the bible better than you do will be able to show what a fucking moron and hypocrite you are with your own shitty book.

BEAM- June 15, 2013 at 12:28 am
Fag fag fag fag. Conservatard repuke rethug. Fag fag fag fag.

(Bans self)
godspeed- June 14, 2013 at 9:22 pm
Id like to piss in that guys gas tank.
Thumblaster- June 14, 2013 at 8:05 pm
Yeah no fucking shit ron don , to paraphrase the big lebowski "shut the fuck up donnie".
Ron The Don- June 14, 2013 at 7:14 pm
Let me paraphrase a scene from the film Falling Down. This is America. We have Freedom of Speech. We have the right to disagree. I find it ironic that a man with a background with PR would do something that would cause his career to take a bigger beating than one his client took. He's free to say whatever he want. I'm free to express my disagreement with them. If you didn't agree with the author, you're free to neither read nor comment on them.
Mr_Misanthropy- June 14, 2013 at 1:28 pm
Every comment on this page is at east ten times better if you read it out loud to yourself with a pronounced lisp.
Thumblaster- June 14, 2013 at 12:19 pm
@ nightmare, code pink, media matters, planned parenthood,teachers union, george soros there's plenty of lefty extremist you dumb fuck. Someone called me a racist retard that's why I said I wasn't one . Never been in a trailer but even if I had what the fuck does that have to do with my thumbs. Who's talking about mosques ...err I mean terrorist training center's . Now piss off.
Phattousai- June 14, 2013 at 11:37 am
I have a throbbing respection right now...
danomite- June 14, 2013 at 11:07 am
1. Phattousai sneaks into the zoo at night and date-rapes the ostriches.
2. anybody that doesn't think Phattousai sexually preys on innocent wildlife needs to remove the dick from the ass and put it in their mouth.
3. I'm sure the PETA lovers will say that the animals were 'beggin for it' but I don't give a shit. Does freedom of speech mean nothing anymore in this country?!
4. T-shirt please!

NAILED IT!
Phattousai- June 14, 2013 at 9:58 am
CagePotato Comment Formula.
1. Make an outrageous claim with no basis on reality.
2. Instruct people with different opinions to "remove the dick from their mouth/ass"
3. Defend yourself against the inevitable "racist/sexist/homophobic" tirade to follow.
4. Ask politely for a t-shirt.

It's too bad CP wasn't around in the 60's. I'd love to read comments about how the country has become overly sensitized to problem with those uppity negros.
Nightmare21- June 14, 2013 at 10:00 am
Nailed it.
cman- June 14, 2013 at 8:39 am
@ Amsterdam.
First off, you are wrong, at least in Houston. Fag, ok, faggot, not, N words is in enunciation (ends in a instead of herd R).
Second: anyone who doesntthinks education has become indoctrination is either agreeing with the message or blind. It's as much social commentary as anything and your graded on agreeing as much as content/comprehension. I returned to school after a 9 year lay off about 10 years ago and not just what was taught but how it was judged appalled me. As an employer of hundreds of young people ( early 20s) the complete lack of simple skills like math, zero understanding of history, and difficulty in teaching them is scary. Things I learned in 5th grade is foreign to them, but they can quote Obama speeches from the last election. Because it was on tests. Further, I don't use racial slurs, but they do freely. It's in all their pop culture, and freely used among their peers of all races/orientations. Claims of atheistism is common, as is a belief that they shouldn't have to change a thing to either be employed or maintain employment, employers should adapt to them.
That sir is desensitized and endoctrination.
amsterdamheavy- June 14, 2013 at 10:27 am
I made no such claim that the public schools are not indoctrination centers. I said that I see no evidence of them pushing the "gay agenda" beyond what appears to be the standard huggy-feely, multicultural deck that pervades our society overall.

They are indoctrinated to be "nice". To not discriminate, and to treat everyone fairly. These are not necessarily bad things.

They are also taught to listen without questioning, to OBEY, and to feel very, very guilty if they do not. I find all of these things to be reprehensible. I also think that they contribute somewhat to the things you outline above but they are not the sole or largest contributor. Your bitch is with the parents and families of all those little assholes you hire with no skills, that let those kids grow up that way.
Nightmare21- June 14, 2013 at 9:33 am
You're an employer of hundreds of people, yet you spell and write like a third grader.

I totally believe you.
Slapahoetribe- June 14, 2013 at 8:35 am
Jordan Breen is a fag and even if he's not gay.
Slapahoetribe- June 14, 2013 at 8:32 am
This country has become a bunch of overly sensitive pussies who scream and cry like Muslims when anyone says anything mildly offensive. Uh oh I said Muslims now I'm racist....but wait how can you be racist against Muslims when they are a religion? I have gay friends and they call people fags when they act too fruity so what's the big deal?
Nightmare21- June 14, 2013 at 9:55 am
When clowns like you cheer at the mention of a mosque being burnt to the ground, people suspect your motives (http://thinkprogress.org/security/2013/06/13/2150841/hecklers-cheer-burning-of-tennessee-mosque/)

Ask your gay friends if they want you screaming "fag" at any of them. Let me know what they say.
Thumblaster- June 14, 2013 at 8:13 am
I was'nt done yet stupid fat thumbs hitting submit, whatever, you can shit on me and call me whatever you want if that makes you feel intellectualy superior I really do'nt give a fuck...... Fag
Nightmare21- June 14, 2013 at 9:52 am
Maybe you should get out of your trailer - might help with those fat thumbs.

I think I will keep shitting on you. There are a lot of reasons to feel superior to you (it's wasn't and don't; the apostrophe replaces the "o" in not, dipshit). I can't really pick one.
amsterdamheavy- June 14, 2013 at 10:31 am
you are fucking killing me
Thumblaster- June 14, 2013 at 8:09 am
@ nightmare hicks is a slur, I guess that does'nt fit your agenda. I was waiting for it "the bush administration" i've never heard anything antigay from 43 all he did was keep clinton implemented do'nt ask do'nt tell in place. Get rachel maddow's dick out your mouth and realise there are extreme's on both sides, lunatic. Just because you do'nt shit your pants when someone uses the word fag does'nt make you a racist. I do'nt think of the "gay agenda" at all untill i'm labeled a racist,
Nightmare21- June 14, 2013 at 9:48 am
Wow, I really hit a nerve, didn't I? Hick is slur, what's your point?

If you never heard anything antigay from the Bush administration, you weren't paying attention. http://www.theocracywatch.org/homo_chronology.htm
Note: might require reading. Try to go a little while without burning it.

"realise there are extreme's on both sides, lunatic."
Who's extreme's? God, can you even write? Ah, the old "both sides do it" nonsense. Tell you what: which extremist groups have any influence at all the Democratic party? Because I can give you quite a list of extremist groups that have substantial influence on the Republican party.

"Just because you do'nt shit your pants when someone uses the word fag does'nt make you a racist."
You realize that there is a difference between homophobia and racism, right?

I always love how homophobes make the most references to gay sex. Something on your mind, Thumb?
Alan K- June 14, 2013 at 6:44 am
CP, keep posting homophobic stories. The comments are always amusing.
wooganotti- June 14, 2013 at 6:41 am
Everyone dreaming about gay marriage,better wake up and think about gay divorce in family court. So push adoption and child welfare back for gay divorce? More courts + judges is highert axes and more money for attorneys.....the people making this an issue.....
amsterdamheavy- June 14, 2013 at 10:19 am
Ifun them thar gayz gets murried, then, it jus goes ta foller that them thar gays is gun git di-vorced toooo, just like us straight people with a 50% fucking divorce rate and civil legal nightmares do already do.

Them fudge packers thinks they gets the same rights as us!?!?!?! We aint even gone let them have the same problem we do. I mean, sheee-it. Im di-vorced (mah ex-wife hates mah face) so if them fags gets di-vorced too, then I'll be gay!

..and thats why I am against gay marriage. Gay marriage will make me gay when them gay folks gets di-vorced.

Oh, and ya'll need ta think of them children! All them gays is peddo files too! They touch little kids and stuff ya know!
Nightmare21- June 14, 2013 at 6:50 am
Do they even teach you hicks how to write a complete sentence?
Enricho Palazzo- June 14, 2013 at 6:03 am
Has Shunick ever written an MMA article that doesn't have an ultra-liberal political connotation? In fact, this has nothing to do with MMA, it's a political activist crying about a slur that just happens to involve people in the MMA community.

Remember the way the lunatic-fringe wing of the gay community assassinated the character of Carrie Prejean for politely coming out against gay marriage WITHOUT using any slurs? Nothing Mike Kogan or Josh Thompson said even remotely compares to what flamboyant, in-your-face gays like Perez Hilton put that woman through.

So fuck all you outrageously outraged liberal homos.
Nightmare21- June 14, 2013 at 6:27 am
1) Supporting gay marriage and coming down on ignorant homophobes isn't "ultra-liberal." It's the main stream, now. You're the one that's out of touch.

2) It's their website. You don't get to decide what they post. I'm sure Fox Nation would love to have a MMA forum. Why don't you go start one?

3) Carrie Prejean was in the Miss America pageant - she should have known what would happen. And she doubled down and got on board with the right wing martyred wingnut welfare program. She's fine.

4) Go back to your trailer park.
Thumblaster- June 14, 2013 at 5:39 am
Pushed on your children , yeah amsterdamhomo, the pro-gay agenda is pushing their belief's in public schools to kids as young as 6 or 7 years with reading material such as "my two mommies". If you dont think kids today are being indoctrinated into thinking being gay is cool and everyone should think it's great your a fucking retard. There is a differance between teaching acceptance and mandating kids be taught being gay is awsome. Just because you think a cock in your mouth is terrific does'nt mean everyone has to agree with you.
amsterdamheavy- June 14, 2013 at 6:20 am
My kid is 11 and repulsed by the thought of "gayness" with no influence from me. I have no idea where the fuck you people get this "homo agenda pushing" shit unless that is some kind of doublespeak for "Im an ignorant fucking bigot". Do you even HAVE kids?

Amsterhomo, thats awesome. Some people spend a lot of time thinking about the "fag agenda" and men fucking other men...and I always find that so VERY curious because it is irrelevant to me.

Like, dont you have more important shit to worry about, like keepin them jigs away from your water fountain or something?


Nightmare21- June 14, 2013 at 6:20 am
And for god's sake, look up the difference between "you're" and "your."
Nightmare21- June 14, 2013 at 6:17 am
I was waiting for it! TEH GHEY AGENDA!
Look, just because you're one of those American Family Association bigots, doesn't mean the world needs to conform to your ignorance.
Could you please cite your source where it's being mandated that kids be taught "being gay is awesome" rather than being taught it's something to be ashamed of?
Side note, I always love how homophobes laser in on the actual gay sex part of all of it; closeted much?
BaghdadBob- June 14, 2013 at 4:50 am
Shorter version of the article: All language must be in accordance with, and authorized by, CP and every other two-bit "professional outrage" organization around.
Nightmare21- June 14, 2013 at 6:19 am
Shorter BaghdadBob: Why can't I go back in time where homophobia was celebrated?! I miss the Bush Administration!
shizznitt- June 14, 2013 at 4:46 am
Whoever wrote this article is a huge faggot, George Shmuck
Thumblaster- June 14, 2013 at 4:22 am
Jesus fucking christ what the fuck , has cp become OUT magazine. This pc america is so fucking.....gay.
cman- June 14, 2013 at 2:58 am
I have dozens of gay friends, and much as blacks have turned the big N into an everyday word, so has the average gay person with the word fag. You know who gets upset? Activists, you know what doesn't upset activists?
Yeah I got nothing either.
amsterdamheavy- June 14, 2013 at 4:52 am
Interesting, where do you live if you dont mind? I ask because this exact subject came up with, lets call him my brother-in-law, who is a semi-flamboyant type. Anyway, this subject came up recently and here on the East coast, this acceptable use of the word "fag" by straights is like a made up Hollywood thing - generally speaking it ISNT acceptable and they dont like it, much like how black people use "nigger" in internal discussion but they dont want to hear your ass saying it.

In any case...and at the risk of sounding like a PC liberal cunt...Kogan seems like a caricature of every low brow, semi-educated fuckwit out there.
wooganotti- June 14, 2013 at 2:46 am
Dont say fag? If you arent proud of a lifestyle,its prob wrong......fag.......lol come the fuck on. Im an mma tusler,fighter sounds barbaric! but you can openly hate the country like Adam Levine and keep your job on national TV....pc bomb incoming......Adam Levine is a f** for hating America and loving gay marriage. He offended me and so does the lifestyle pushed on my children....
amsterdamheavy- June 14, 2013 at 4:58 am
LoL "pushed on your children".

Unless your kid already wants a cock in his mouth, TV shows are not going to make him want a cock in his mouth.

Where do you people come up with this shit? Church? Limbaugh? Bryan Fischer?

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