Just because I have backed off on y ranting about erotic fighting doesn't mean it's not still on my mind. And another fighter has recently died from a fight. Phindile Mwelase died after being knocked out and going into a coma.
These athletes go out there knowing they are putting their asses on the line. They know they're putting themselves in danger and they're willing to accept the consequences. But they still go out there for themselves and for our entertainment. That's why I keep PUSHING to say the least we can do to return the favor is to actually show the respect. To SHOW apreciation. The effort to honor them is nothing compared to the effort they put forth that entertains us.
All too often I rant and rage about this thing and way too often someone who is all into the erotic fighting thing comes on and says they do have the respect and they do appreciate the sport for the things we're SUPPOSED to appreciate the sport for. Yet in almost no case do they actually put forth any effort to show it. They dedicate their time and effort to strictly the sexual side for nothing more than cheap pageviews as if it's a form of currency. To me theyre just talking out their ass. It's easy and free to say "Well I have love and respect for the sport." but there is no love in it because it's just words. It's like when someone says "I know. I know." when someone is saying "I don't feel well. I think I have a bug. I might need a doctor."
"I know. I know."... when in reality they're just going through the motions.
"I understand." another overused word. All of it might as well be "Yeah yeah." or "Whatever"
One person dead. Another fighter retired. Many broken hearts. Too few fans. Too many who are more interested in what's going on in the fighters trunks than anything else. I have love for these folks. Respect. In more ways than one. So I thank these athletes (male AND female) and wish them well in their life and peace in their death.