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Unlikely Friends: Jay Hieron and Ron Paul?

(‘Personal liberty and solid ground-and-pound, these are the principles this country was founded on.’)

For reasons that are still unclear, Ron Paul supporters recently sponsored IFL welterweight champion Jay Hieron in his title defense against Mark Miller on April 4. Why did a Texas congressman who no longer has any feasible chance in his presidential campaign sponsor a mixed martial arts fighter from Long Island?

We have no idea, but here are our three best guesses:

1. Only hardcore fans know who either of them are.

2. Ron Paul’s no-taxes-for-service-sector-employees stance fits right in with Hieron’s commitment to supporting local strippers, who work too hard for that money to give it away to a government that doesn’t truly respect the lap dance.

3. Both are fervent supporters of the right to bare arms (pun!).

Okay, that didn’t go as well as I’d hoped. My point is, the whole thing is strange. If anyone out there thinks they can come up with a better Jay Hieron-Ron Paul joke, I’d love to hear it. I’ll just warn you that it’s harder than it seems.

In the meantime, enjoy this video of Hieron putting a whipping on Mark Miller. Look close and you can catch Ron Paul’s name on the coveted ass-sponsor section of Hieron’s trunks.


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Anthony- July 23, 2008 at 3:07 am
I was the organizer of sponsoring Jay. Innitially, we were going to sponsor Cung Le against Shamrock. But we did not get enough money. Then we were going to go into the UFC. But Dana White himself banned us. We could only get together around $700 and found some RP supporters out in Las Vegas (Jay's agent). They did it for $1000. Then they gave us the ASS AD. It was way more than we expected and the fight couldn't have went better. Go to to see the pics.

Why did we do it?

Well... it is another Ron Paul first. It is the first time in American history that a Presidential candidate's name stepped into the world of MMA and all of sports for that matter.

In addition, it got you all talking about it and watching it. Maybe you never heard of RP. Well... now ya did.

McCain hates MMA. He called it human cockfighting. Thus, another good reason.

Also, when the NWO takes our right to beard arms away... it would be nice to have some real fighters on our side.
Popetastic- April 26, 2008 at 5:09 pm
You know that McCain has said of the current MMA rules that the sport has grown up, right? The human cockfighting comment was over ten years ago.
Dave- April 26, 2008 at 4:14 pm
Ron Paul is the last guy running against John "Human Cock Fighting" McCain. Enough reason alone for me to support him.
Jeff- April 25, 2008 at 2:52 pm
Ron Paul is not and never was a white supremacist. Ron Paul cares a lot more about invididual freedoms that you or I.

If we elected Ron Paul, we would have a chance as a country.

But we didn't. We all know where the U.S. is going to be in 10 years, we just don't want to admit it, much less do anything about it.
The Truth- April 25, 2008 at 6:01 am
Someone should tell Ron Paul that renting advertising space on black men is not the best way to overcome your ties to white supremacists.
Joe Son- April 25, 2008 at 5:02 am
Uh, Jose? Did you bother clicking on the link or reading the story carefully? Obviously, someone paid to have this done.
C-Bus Allstar- April 25, 2008 at 4:21 am

"...Ron Paul SUPPORTERS recently sponsored IFL welterweight champion Jay Hieron..."

Maybe Ron Paul's flunkies are MMA fans?
Jose- April 25, 2008 at 3:52 am
did you guys throw common sense out the window? could it be possibly that the guy was a supporter of ron paul and did it on his own?
Popetastic- April 25, 2008 at 3:23 am
Ron Paul is the shit.
Black03Marauder- April 25, 2008 at 3:01 am
So they bought his ass(figuratively) but just put those red micro-letters on it? I watched that fight and thought it said "Ron Jon" or something to that effect.

They really need to ban politics from MMA. The last thing I want to hear in a post fight interview is a fighter who thinks he's an expert prattle on about politics.