Friday, March 23, 2012

Steven Crowder NY MMA Video

Overall, this is a pretty good video with some great commentary. It does miss some critical points from a local NY perspective, but it is not a bad piece overall. I do wish folks who do stories like these would reach out to us locals who are the ones who suffer most. As the video says, the UFC does not need NY. Rarely do I see any story look at the bigger picture of the sport of MMA as a whole.

What we need to do, because of the very UFC related issues discussed, is educate people that in fact, one UFC a year in NY is not where the impact will really be. And to ban a sport based on negative press regarding the UFC damages the other 99% of the NY MMA community that is not the UFC. Stories like this one is good, but it unintentionally send the message that there is no MMA in NY outside the UFC. This is not the message we want to send to non fans and legislators.
This, like most stories on this topic miss the bigger picture, the more critical viewpoint when it comes to educating New Yorkers who don't follow the sport. And, let's not forget that Zuffa also uses NY to attack the unions on behalf of the Casinos, which is equally damaging. It is a two way street.

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