Finally, the two biggest stars in boxing (if not all sports) are finally set to fight in what is guaranteed to be the biggest and most lucrative fight in the history of boxing. After years of waiting, excuses, mishaps and failed negotiations, Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao will do battle most likely at the MGM… Read More
Over the past week, the world of Mixed Martial Arts has been rocked to its core by the revelation that Anderson Silva, widely recognized as the greatest Martial Artist in history, had tested positive for Drostanolone and Adrostane metabolites before his fight with Nick Diaz.
Assuming Silva’s test result is correct, why would an athlete of his stature take such a stupid risk?
“This is a man whose unrepentant, serial assaults and abuses, over a decade, to his children’s mothers are as well documented as they are (relatively) unpunished. Charges stemming from this last incident carried with them the possibility of over 30 years in jail. Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr. accepted a plea deal of guilt to misdemeanor domestic assault and harassment, which carried a sentence of 90 days. He served two months, getting out early for good behavior.
So why do we give him a pass?”
Joe Rogan is in hot water for stating that transgender athlete Fallon Fox should not be able to fight women. Rogan is accused of being a transphobic hater monger, but anyone with an understanding of Martial Arts knows the subject is far from black and white and involves the health and safety of women in an already dangerous sport.
News broke this week that Cung Le, a Kung Fu action star and perhaps the most famous Sanshou fighter of all time, tested positive for excessive levels Human Growth Hormone following his August UFC loss to Michael Bisping. If supposedly noble Martial Artists are cheating, what does this say about professional sports in general?