MMA’s greatest misconceptions, errors, and ignorance.
It’s no secret that a majority of MMA fans have a rationale that is chock full errors and have more holes in their theories than swiss cheese. I don’t know if it’s just laziness or an avid stupidity, but some fans seem like they aren’t even trying. Most of you will read this and think that what is written is totally obvious. However, you’d be shocked at how many MMA fans get these facts consistently wrong.
Here’s a list, with the uninformed to the greatest misconceptions.
It’s Holly Holm, not Holly Holmes. She is the preacher’s daughter, not the pornstar’s daughter.
Conor Mcgregor has some of the most rabid fans on the planet, but that doesn’t stop them from being wildly misinformed about anything related to him. When Conor fought Floyd Mayweather, his name was trending worldwide as ‘Conner’. An entire fanbase who love you so much that they don’t even know how to spell your name.
While I’m on the subject of Conor, he did not go 10 rounds with the best boxer to ever live. A 40-year-old retired boxer carried McGregor for 10 rounds to put on a show for fans that thought that the circus was a real contest.
Dana White did not buy the UFC. Dana White convinced his besties to buy the UFC and they made him the president.
When Joe Rogan says, “This is a very interesting fight”, he is really saying; “These guys are making me say that because I have to make you believe it’s worth buying. In any other scenario, this is a horrible matchup and xxxx has no chance”.
It’s Ronda, not Rhonda.
Coach Edmond Tarverdyan on Twitter isn’t actually Coach Edmond Tarverdyan. Pro athletes should stop trying to argue with him.
By MMA fan rationale, Demetrious Johnson is the only true men’s UFC champion. Every single division since it’s inception has had an interim title along the way where someone didn’t beat the current champion to earn it.
Vinny Magalhaes’ name is unpronounceable. Everyone has tried and failed. It’s ranged from Magal-hace, Maga-lesh, and Magal-hay-yes. No one can say it but Vinny and it comes out as a sort of Magaly-anus. Honestly, I’ve known him for over 10 years and I don’t even attempt to say it.
Khabib Nurmagomedov, Tony Ferguson, Dana White, and Conor McGregor all have no idea who the lightweight champion is.
Ken Shamrock started as a pro wrestler and then got into MMA. Not the other way around.