“Fighters have recently seen it as their quasi-job to continually put out misinformation.”
Recently? Naw that’s nothing new, Chael. Fighters have never had a problem, say, screaming in pain and tapping out to a submission, and then claiming that they did not. Heck, some guys have even gone on pr campaigns questioning the professionalism of refs who save fighters who ask for fights to be stopped. Maybe it doesn’t count as misinformation if the obvious truth is caught on live national television.
“[Some fighters] just refuse to answer a question, head on.”
“There’s a tremendous difference between what fighters say vs. what fighters mean.”
I would imagine so. Like when Chael said on the radio that Lance Armstrong gave himself cancer by using steroids when, in fact, he must have meant that he himself was using performance enhancers in an unsanctioned manner while scamming people out of their homes with his day job.
“If a guy hits you hard and it hurts, is your ego so small that you can’t pay him a compliment?”
Agreed. Heck, we’d go so far as to say that should go for guys who lose by submission. I mean, what kind of insecure fighter would say that they actually won a fight like that instead of complimenting their opponent and trying to improve?
Our favorite quote from this week’s Chael’s Corner is what he ends with.
“I don’t need to come to the media and lie.”
We’ll just let that one stand on its own.