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Cat--Smasher
03-22-2012, 10:13 AM
Dana White: Soccer Is 'The Least Talented Sport On Earth'

Q: As you know, we love our hockey here. And it remains the only other pro sport that allows fighting. Curious as to your thoughts on fighting in hockey?

A: I'm not a big hockey fan. But I respect how talented you have to be to play hockey. Soccer? That's a whole other ball. Can't stand soccer. It's the least-talented sport on Earth. There's a reason three-year-olds can play soccer. When you're playing a game when the net is that big and the score is 3-1 (and that's a blowout) are you kidding me? You know how untalented you have to be to score three times when the net is that big? Now back to hockey. You have guys on skates with crooked sticks and you have to hit a puck into a net that's the same size as the goalie. And at any time someone could take your head right off your shoulders and it's perfectly legal. That's a real sport that takes real talent, speed and all the things you need to be a real athlete. Now fighting is a part of hockey and has been since Day 1. It's part of the game. It is what it is. I think we live in a world now where everything has been so pussy-fied. When I grew up we didn't wear helmets when we rode our bikes. We didn't have car seats. We didn't have all this stuff. Now things are safer and we should be safer but let's not go overboard. Fighting's a part of hockey. Period.


UFC President Dana White: Soccer Is 'The Least Talented Sport On Earth' - Bloody Elbow (http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2012/3/22/2893170/ufc-dana-white-soccer-least-talented-sport-on-earth)

KevoOnTheRadio
03-22-2012, 10:22 AM
....meh, I don't know about that.

Masscore
03-22-2012, 10:23 AM
I really wish this article had the correct title which should be "Dana White defends fighting in hockey."

CRisCO
03-22-2012, 11:12 AM
Soccer players are sissies though.

It shameful the way they take falls.

FCK
03-22-2012, 11:22 AM
Soccer players are sissies though.

It shameful the way they take falls.

That's a bit light isn't it?

I'd describe them as disgusting, cheating, spineless, bastards of an otherwise great game.

Whilst I agree with what Dana says, I am not at all surprised his argument for his opinion is just ridiculous.

Can't wait for footie tonight! I play in goal, the pussy free zone.

KevoOnTheRadio
03-22-2012, 11:25 AM
I'd describe them as disgusting, cheating, spineless, bastards of an otherwise great game.



Pretty much how I feel.

MIZjitsZOU
03-22-2012, 11:39 AM
Dumb dumb comments by dana.

Way to piss off the fans of one of the most popular sports in the world.

0mega1
03-22-2012, 11:50 AM
Dumb dumb comments by dana.

Way to piss off the fans of one of the most popular sports in the world.

I was thinking the same thing. Im sure the Brazilians will have something to say about that.

Cat--Smasher
03-22-2012, 11:52 AM
I really wish this article had the correct title which should be "Dana White defends fighting in hockey."

B.E. what can I say? And, it is already in noobjack city :grinsmile1:


That's a bit light isn't it?

I'd describe them as disgusting, cheating, spineless, bastards of an otherwise great game.

Whilst I agree with what Dana says, I am not at all surprised his argument for his opinion is just ridiculous.

Can't wait for footie tonight! I play in goal, the pussy free zone.

:laughing4:


Dumb dumb comments by dana.

Way to piss off the fans of one of the most popular sports in the world.

I agree but he was obviously pandering to the Canadian crowd. And I bet NL will tell you they ate that shit up! Soccer is popular but not huge in Canada, hell, I bet 50% of Canadians think soccer is for pussies and prima donnas.



What is a thread dissing soccer with out a diva highlight tape:


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*Edit - damn, no highlight video, videos dont work in Noobjack?

m1ckeykn0x
03-22-2012, 12:52 PM
Ignorance.

Sniggles
03-22-2012, 02:15 PM
Not so much ignorance.... seems more like genuine dislike.

To me soccer is something that is fun to play but boring as fuck to watch. Much like baseball.

Leucoethiops
03-22-2012, 04:08 PM
Pussyfied...? Interesting choice of non-existent verb Mr. White.

cnlclink
03-22-2012, 04:49 PM
Dana White: Soccer Is 'The Least Talented Sport On Earth'


UFC President Dana White: Soccer Is 'The Least Talented Sport On Earth' - Bloody Elbow (http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2012/3/22/2893170/ufc-dana-white-soccer-least-talented-sport-on-earth)That's a whole other ball. Can't stand soccer. It's the least-talented sport on Earth.


Dumb dumb comments by dana.

Way to piss off the fans of one of the most popular sports in the world.


Oh yes and there is one or two fans of soccer in Brazil...you know where Aldo has a sponsorship...ugh.

CRisCO
03-22-2012, 04:51 PM
Pussyfied...? Interesting choice of non-existent verb Mr. White.

Yet still approriate it seems.

Pasha K
03-23-2012, 07:40 AM
What a dumbass.

He is probably just jealous because if there is one sport that will be forever much more popular than MMA is football (The real name for "soccer")

Or maybe aside of MLS he has never watched a football league.
He should go and watch a Champions League match (specially a FC Barcelona game).

To say that they are not talented because they do not score 10 goals per game is like saying that MMA fighters are a failure because they have trained how to punch and kick their whole life and however half of the time they fight for 15 minuted and can not KO their opponent.

CRisCO
03-23-2012, 11:48 AM
I mean it says something about a sport when women can easily beat men at it.

Lesnar_FTW
03-23-2012, 12:06 PM
Personally I always though soccer one was of the most boring sports. Since a lot of people's definition is different on what constitutes a sport I'm not sure what I consider to be the least talented sport. I'll at least say soccer players have good cardio.

I live in the US and I always thought people here that liked soccer were hipsters and those who acted like they knew it all and wanted to deviate from the norm.

MIZjitsZOU
03-23-2012, 12:18 PM
I mean it says something about a sport when women can easily beat men at it.

You think women can easily beat men at soccer?

I am not even a soccer fan (I do watch the world cup), but to say it takes no skill. Try dribbling a ball down a field with your feet. While I was deployed to eastern europe I would give out soccer balls to the locals. We would play friendly games against kids and they would beat our ass.

Like Dana White could play any sport. I like Dana, but he was not an athlete that I know of. Unless you consider having a jazzercise class being an athlete.

end it with a left
03-23-2012, 12:26 PM
How old is this article? It seems to be the same thing Dana said when he was in either Toronto or Montreal before one of the UFC's and they brought him to a hockey game to check it out. So I'm thinking B.E just regurgitated a quote from 2-3 years ago for a slow news day. Come on all you mma writers out there, just because it's going to be on the web and not in a magazine or news paper doesn't mean you should just slap some shit together and call it an article. I can't wait until the day when internet news sites start mirroring the quality of a paper article from before the internet got big. Cause lets face it with all the news paper cut backs their articles (atleast where I live) have been pretty shitty as of the last couple years.

Dr. MMA
03-23-2012, 12:30 PM
I'm a Canadian and I love hockey, but his comments towards soccer was some of the dumbest and most ignorant remarks he has ever made. Soccer has some of the fittest and talented athletes in the world and the reason people can relate to it is because it's so basic with simple rules.

Also, what kind of argument is that 3-year olds can even play soccer? 3-year old can fight and can also practice all the martial arts, does that make fighters some of the least talented people as well? 3-year old can run, should we bash track athletes too? 3-year olds can skate, should we bash olympic skaters too?

Times like this is when someone should wear some metal studded soccer cleats and kick Dana's teeth down his throat.

Cat--Smasher
03-23-2012, 12:31 PM
How old is this article? It seems to be the same thing Dana said when he was in either Toronto or Montreal before one of the UFC's and they brought him to a hockey game to check it out. So I'm thinking B.E just regurgitated a quote from 2-3 years ago for a slow news day. Come on all you mma writers out there, just because it's going to be on the web and not in a magazine or news paper doesn't mean you should just slap some shit together and call it an article. I can't wait until the day when internet news sites start mirroring the quality of a paper article from before the internet got big. Cause lets face it with all the news paper cut backs their articles (atleast where I live) have been pretty shitty as of the last couple years.

It is from the Calgary UFC press conference from just the other day.

Dana pandering to the Canadian fans as I previously mentioned.

dbader08
03-23-2012, 08:31 PM
Pretty stupid comment. Pretty sure you could do MMA at the age of 3, also...and teams don't only focus on offense...which is why your average score isn't 12 to 11.

initial_zen
03-24-2012, 06:12 AM
Has dana even tried to play soccer? I bet he couldn't hit the ball in the net from outside the box without a goalie or defenders.. If he said it wasn't exciting to watch he may have something to work with, but to say it takes no talent is fucking stupid.. I think he's just mad that it is the most popular sport in the world.. not MMA


I mean it says something about a sport when women can easily beat men at it.

I don't watch much soccer, but i have watched the mens and womens world cup occasionally.. and judging from that it seems like there is a big gap in skill. Compared to the men, it seems like the women make much more mistakes and have much worse ball handling (gigidy.) Not to mention their shots come off slower and have much less power. Please elaborate on how women can easily beat men.

disposableassassin
03-24-2012, 08:57 AM
Eh it's an opinion he has a right to voice his we have a right to disagree. Personally I have no interest in team sports at all. I only like combat sports and really only mma anymore. Hell the closest thing to a team sport I ever watched was the IFL. Oh and I don't like NASCAR either. That said ALL real sports require skill and dedication. He speaks as if anyone off the street could just walk into a stadium and be a successful soccer player pandering or not that is just untrue.

dbader08
03-24-2012, 07:21 PM
Eh it's an opinion he has a right to voice his we have a right to disagree. Personally I have no interest in team sports at all. I only like combat sports and really only mma anymore. Hell the closest thing to a team sport I ever watched was the IFL. Oh and I don't like NASCAR either. That said ALL real sports require skill and dedication. He speaks as if anyone off the street could just walk into a stadium and be a successful soccer player pandering or not that is just untrue.

which is what we are all doing lol

Xtremo
03-25-2012, 01:12 AM
Dumb dumb comments by dana.

Way to piss off the fans of one of the most popular sports in the world.

True. I am very offended by what he just said. It doesn't even make any sense to me. Brazil, a place where Soccer is the main sport, is hosting one of the biggest events in the UFC's history, oh and by the way, it's been presented in a soccer stadium.

Soccer is the most popular sport in the world, that is a fact. Everywhere else that the UFC is trying to break into, soccer is the main sport. So why insult the sport of soccer? People love soccer, they'll just get offended.

Obviously people of the US, and especially depending where you grow up, they probably won't like soccer if they grow up with sports such as hockey, football or basketball. That's ok, to each his own. No need to bash other sports if you know NOTHING about it, no need to even comment on it.

So Soccer is the "lest talented sport on earth?" wow, that is one of the most ignorant things I have ever heard. What about the cardio one needs in order to run 6 to 7 miles per game, including sprints? There are SOOOOOOOOOOoo MAAAAAAANYYYYY things that Dana would never even dream of learning to do....

Rumble
03-25-2012, 01:53 AM
I dunno. You gotta be in pretty good shape to play soccer. Especially pro's, those guys are in phenomenal shape. There are some crazy athletic and coordinated soccer players. Take Christiano Ronaldo for example, or pretty much the whole Brazilian national team.

I will say though that the dives and all the acting are really not doing the game justice, and I could see people's frustration with the all that crap. I never played that way. If you get tripped or fouled, you keep playing and just get that fucker then next time around.

Y2JUBAE
04-16-2012, 12:29 PM
Stupid comment. I'd like to see Dana step on the field and try it. Meanwhile, MMA has Bob Sapp...

CRisCO
04-16-2012, 01:17 PM
I would have went with least honorable sport on earth.

mma #1 fan
04-16-2012, 04:00 PM
Bocce by far