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Stockton Stand Up!

It seems that wherever local news cameras go they manage to zero in on the idiots in the crowd almost effortlessly. It’s no different in this footage from Sacramento’s Channel 10, which Steve Cofield thankfully dug up. Bashing an entire city based on the people who find their way on to the evening news is not only easy and kind of unfair, it also turns out to be lots of fun.

For those of us who have always wondered about what Stockton is really like after hearing the Diaz brothers wax poetic about it for years, it is indeed an insight. The ladies who show up around the 0:47 mark to insist that “we aren’t an advocate of bloodshed, although we don’t hate on it if it happens” are a couple of stalwart examples of the kind of girls you might meet at an MMA event (if you’re lucky).

Not content to let the plebes make the point for him, Cofield also refers to a recent study that claimed Stockton had the highest illiteracy rates of any American city with a population over 250,000. Ouch. But I guess if you want a town that breeds its share of tough fighters, you don’t necessarily go looking for the city that issues the most library cards.

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Ryan- July 28, 2008 at 4:08 pm
"But I guess if you want a town that breeds its share of tough fighters, you don’t necessarily go looking for the city that issues the most library cards."

-I am saving that line.
Dr.- July 28, 2008 at 2:56 pm
Just the type of fans going to an EliteXC fight. BLOOD! GIVE US BLOOD!

How about we bring Thompson's ear back for them or WWE it and throw blood around the ring to satisfy these ignorant cunts. There's a fuckload more to MMA than just gaping wounds and gushing blood. Makes me fucking embarrassed to have people think that's all people want to see. I'm sure there was the odd person that wanted to see good fights (and good fights don't need blood) but the station probably edited it out to make MMA look like a heathen-sport.

Fucking bullshit.
slapjaw ackrite- July 28, 2008 at 11:50 am
thanks ekc
ekc- July 28, 2008 at 2:36 am
here is a pic that from the fight that created all that blood the reporter was talking about
ekc- July 28, 2008 at 2:31 am
WHAT! Pavement is from Stocktown!!! Why didnt they perform at the fights!!! How awesome would that be!
hah- July 28, 2008 at 1:48 am
i love how they try to change da subject by switching it to minor league baseball
mezzanine- July 28, 2008 at 1:33 am
Pavement CAME from Stockton, so it has that going for it. Stockton kicks ass.
macraphone- July 28, 2008 at 1:13 am
I'm from the 209 so it was awesome to see us getting represented nationwide. But, I'm not from Stockton thankfully because it probably is one of the crappiest cities in America.
Knightrider- July 28, 2008 at 1:06 am
Did they even give a shot out to their hometown hero???

I think Stockton is always in the top few highest foreclosure-rates cities.
godzillad- July 27, 2008 at 11:42 pm
Mike- July 27, 2008 at 11:32 pm
Stockton, CA does suck. Peace.
Dex- July 27, 2008 at 11:17 pm
Seriously, who watches fights to see blood? How stupid can you be? I'm sure these fans weren't about to win any scholarships to Berkley anytime soon, but you can just tell that questions about blood were posed and they edited it to make the story they wanted.

Still, I can't wait till the majority of the MMA fanbase is educated on why MMA is great and not focused on blood etc.