Originally Posted by chuckisgay
did u see the interview? hes fixing or setting the fighters up!!!! he said it not me and named it that cause they are both scumbags!
First of all, the statement that he made about setting Randy up is neither here nor there. There is no way to be sure that is what he really intended. It may be true, but he could also have been talking out of his ass.
Like I said, if you're going to make the comparison, you should have some logic or reasoning to back it up. Not just that you heard him say that he set someone up. That's called conjecture, and it makes for less-than-stellar arguments.
Besides, the UFC sets fighters up to lose all the time. What do you think Dana had in mind with the Crocop / Sanchez fight? Or with the Crocop / Gonzaga fight (though that went horribly wrong). Or the Chuck / Jardine fight? Anderson Silva / Chris Leben? The list of huge mismatches could go on all day long. The fact is that MMA is a business, and right or wrong these businesses have a vested interest in seeing some fighters succeed. It certainly creates a conflict-of-interests on some levels, but that's a far cry from saying that Dana literally sets fighters up to lose. That's presumptious and a far conclusion to jump to.
I'm no expert on Don King, but I'm fairly certain the the rap sheet of illegal/immoral activities that he pursued during his multiple decades as a boxing promoter are far enough beyond what Dana has done (or has had time to do so far) to really warrant a serious comparison between the two.