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(Props: NYPost via Fightlinker)

After UFC officials swung through New York yesterday to hype up their commitment to bring MMA to New York state, local media outlets were forced once again to confront the question: "What’s Mixed Martial Arts, anyway? It’s that human-dogfighting stuff where you get to hit each other in the balls, right?" Seriously, listen to the opening narration in this New York Post news feature. At the 1:04 mark, Frankie Edgar specifically explains that groin-shots are illegal in MMA, but I guess that wasn’t enough to convince the person writing copy for this report. Unless the reporter was referring to leg kicks…but come on, how much credit do you really want to give these people?

My favorite part of the video is when they give equal time to people who support MMA, and people who have no fucking idea what it is. "I know that what they’re trying to say is that, what they want to do is put two different styles together," says the time-traveler who just arrived here from the year 1993. I guess you can’t claim to be unbiased unless you give voice to the informed and the ignorant…

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Coach Rollie- January 26, 2011 at 10:42 pm
Wow, just wow. Well, I guess ignorance is bliss.
AndyInflammatory- January 16, 2011 at 12:09 am
Was that George Costanzas mum doing the narration..?
Cro Cops Cup- January 15, 2011 at 5:08 pm
lol @ the retard who thinks the NY Post is liberal!

NY Post = conservative
NY Times = liberal
Harry Nips- January 15, 2011 at 7:47 am
This campaign of MMA in NY is gettin really fuckin old. Tryin to get these people to understand the sport isn't human cockfighting is like tryin to get a 3 year old to stop shittin his pants, deep down they know goin on the toilet is the right thing to do but they refuse to accept the change. Let these cocksmokin politicians be the last to regulate the sport so they can look even more retarded than they already do.(lookin at you Bob Reilly) Eventually they'll realize there is no sane reason not to regulate it. In the meantime, the sport is regulated in 44 other states that would love to be guaranteed 2 shows/year. Work on makin that happen.
ZiggysDick- January 14, 2011 at 11:53 pm
myklhoey needs to start churning out some articles for the CP.

ghostboner- January 14, 2011 at 10:49 pm
If groin shots were legal we would be watching Cheik Kongo vs Gabriel Gonzaga for the UFC HW strap.

myklhoey your posts crack me up.
fatbellyfrank- January 14, 2011 at 6:16 pm
when she starts with "punching and kicking below the belt" you know it ain't gonna be the most balanced peice of journalism you've ever seen
Ballkick- January 14, 2011 at 5:24 pm
All kidding aside the people in NY are intelligent people and I am sure they will embrace this sport the same as any other state has. But in the meantime, there will be a grace period of stupidity and down right retarded views expressed by the Ill-informed, biased, sensationalized media. they are just looking for good print. They can't sell papers reporting the actual facts so they look for a slant that will.....douch-bags that they are.
MediocreThreat- January 14, 2011 at 4:32 pm
Dog fighting is banned in New York???
CrZ- January 14, 2011 at 4:18 pm
There are two facts in this video. 1. Hockey is a sport. 2. Football is a sport.
myklhoey- January 14, 2011 at 3:41 pm
mma gets no love exsept for in the mma community,
and as much shit talkin and smashin that goes on in it, the one thing we can all agree on is, it is with out a shadow of a doubt, the best sport anywhere.
but you turn on espn, and they show a phukin dog show b4 they do a mma event, they show dancin and golf, phukin golf, its a game, you dont even walk to ur hole any more u hav a shofer drive u in a cart, how can u call these people athletes, was bobby fisher a athlete, he did more walkin from table to table than a phukin golfa.
anyway, wen mma blows up and gets betta drawins and ratins and fanbase more than these otha things and everyone desides to hope on its nutts, HOLY SHIT,
can u imagin wat these forums will look like then
jimbonics- January 14, 2011 at 2:41 pm
Do not confuse the NY Post for news.
bpd- January 14, 2011 at 2:26 pm
Er, the Post is a *conservative* hack rag, putty. Same parent company as FoxNews.

That reporter, by the way, was the same woman who asked how UFC can ensure that there will be no serious injuries now that they've added punching and kicking to martial arts. I could not be shitting you less.
BeastUnleashed- January 14, 2011 at 2:26 pm
LOL Those stupid assholes used homeless people as examples of people who dont know what MMA is. What a fucking joke and bunch of faggots.
mahlbawlz- January 14, 2011 at 2:25 pm
always listen to the light color haired man with a beard.
Waxedpants- January 14, 2011 at 2:22 pm
It's not the whole North East ..... Massachusetts loves mma , tons of small events all the time. The nexus of retardation seems to be New York ... which really doesn't make any sense at all considering the fucked up shit that goes on in NYC every day. I have lived in that huge cesspit of a city and it's like a mad fucking max movie .

NYC not welcoming mma is like a hooker that will let you piss in her mouth but draws the line at taking a facial. It just doesn't make sense.
putty- January 14, 2011 at 1:58 pm
Why is CP surprised what the NY Post writes? Its the same liberal spooge that flows across their website.
Fried Taco- January 14, 2011 at 1:57 pm
Weekly World News ran an article about a woman giving birth to 50 pound baby wearing UFC gloves. The baby immediately went and kicked the doctor in the balls. The proud parents named their new offspring Butterbean.
DARKHORSE06- January 14, 2011 at 1:55 pm
I went to a huge, empty, sports memorabilia shop today and asked this old dude if he had any MMA stuff. He says "What? Oh like that WWE shit? No. We only carry sports here, like real sports. I had some of that WWE stuff in here before but it didnt sell, so..."

Sakuraba3900- January 14, 2011 at 1:50 pm
This is why the West Coast is so much better than the East. Long live SoCal.
Seoul Brother- January 14, 2011 at 1:48 pm
Yeah, but that's the fuckin' New York Post, one of the worst goddamn rags on the planet. If you thought you'd get real journalism from the NY Post, you're a fucking moron.
Maine Blazer- January 14, 2011 at 1:45 pm
Ow... me brain; hurt it does.