Every Wednesday, Administrative Editor Jordan Breen welcomes a member of the mixed martial arts media into “Press Row” on the Sherdog.com blog. This week, Breen is joined by MMA Junkie editor-in-chief and USA Today senior MMA editor Dann Stupp.
Breen and Stupp discuss Canadian bantamweight Michael Imperato and the significance of his release by the UFC before he fought for the company after it was revealed he'd made racist and homophobic remarks during the filming of MMA reality TV show “Fight Xchange.” The two discuss the uneven punishments for socially lamentable behavior in the UFC, whether fighters like Imperato can ever earn a UFC bid and overcome the incidents of their past and the slippery slope of legislating morality in a sport like MMA.
The duo also discuss the recent and tragic tribulations of Jason “Mayhem” Miller and War Machine, why MMA notoriety and antisocial behavior often go hand-in-hand, what crimes an athlete's reputation can never recover from and what sort of sensational story it would take to negatively impact mixed martial arts on the whole.
Grab your credential and get a seat in “Press Row.”
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