Randleman: UFC is not the f@#%!%& sport, fighters are the sport

source: rattlingthecagemma
 

In an extended, two-part interview with Rattling the Cage MMA's Tony Reid, Kevin "The Monster" Randleman expresses gratitude for the current state of mixed martial arts, and nostalgia for the raw old days.

"MMA is the best, the largest growing sport in the world right now," said Randleman. "Thanks to guys like Dana White, the Fertitta brothers, Scott Coker, Bryan from Pure MMA, Titan, Bellator...Thank you guys for helping guys like me know that we have a future and that we can be something, even if it's just to my son, and my son says, 'Wow dad, that was you. I want to be like you.' I'm thanking you for that."

Those however are not The Monster's sole feelings on MMA.

"The early days of the UFC was pure. It wasn't a bunch of commercial s---. It wasn't a bunch of f------ bureaucrats trying to change everything, and you didn't have owners that thought their s--- didn't stink."

"There were no weight classes. It was just two guys in there. Guys could be 40-pounds heavier or bigger. Now, everyone is crying about a difference in five pounds."

"Nothing is ever going to be pure again like that. Granted, now the changes in rules is for the safety, but back in the day, it was as raw as it gets."

"I've always given accolades to (the UFC) for everything they've done for the sport and keeping it around, but the bottom line is, they're not the f------ sport. Every guy that fights, we're the sport, and without us, there ain't, there won't, there is no fights.

"Until we get together and unionize ourselves, there's not going to be a bigger payday... It's going to take another company with a guy with some big money that can take fighters away with big money and big promises, and you know what, it's coming."

"We as fighters, we're entitled to half of the pot. Without the fighters, the UFC would fold. Without the fighters, Bellator would fold. Without fighters willing to bang every day, it would fold.

"There should be insurance for every fighter that's on the company's f------ payroll. You should have insurance just like any other company should have. So if you're training and you're under contract with the UFC, you should have health insurance and life insurance.

"(MMA) is not a rich man's sport. It's just rich men that own the sport. It's a blue collar man's sport, and blue collar men should have more say in what goes on...You ain't Michael Vick, and we ain't f------ dogs."

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6ULDV8 site profile image  

11/7/12 12:24 PM by 6ULDV8

The video was pretty choppy, but that man speaks the truth.   Love the UFC and all they've done, but nowadays the fighters have to toe the company line and play the game, which seems very un-fighterish to me.   One reason to get punched in the face for a living is the chance at huge paydays and not having to suck up to your bosses and a bunch of beauracrats.

Stevia Viper site profile image  

11/7/12 9:53 AM by Stevia Viper

Ttt.

timmyboy1233 site profile image  

11/7/12 12:15 AM by timmyboy1233

Sub

cjlom21 site profile image  

11/6/12 11:45 PM by cjlom21

"women have no place in the UFC""oh wait i can make millions off Ronda Rousey""I like womens MMA now and wear Ronda shirts around"Dana White= Ultimate Joker in combat sports and will be exposed in next 5 years.Details coming soon

cjlom21 site profile image  

11/6/12 11:45 PM by cjlom21

"women have no place in the UFC""oh wait i can make millions off Ronda Rousey""I like womens MMA now and wear Ronda shirts around"Dana White= Ultimate Joker in combat sports and will be exposed in next 5 years.Details coming soon

cjlom21 site profile image  

11/6/12 11:44 PM by cjlom21

DO we have to see at every post the completely un-objective anything related to UFC-Cindy.We dont have to see that every time you make some biased post about the UFCIts only a matter of time til all UFC;s bullcrap is exposed and taken down by US government. Mark my words miss -CindyAll of the fans wont buy PPV anymore like me and all my friends, they wil stop caring because its nothing more then a joke.I will wait til i get banned and deleted like usual, because everything ive preached has came true.Last post I say Big foot would end Browney's hype and got flamed to death, The UG has terrible betting instincts and horrible instincts in general when it comes to MMA and not being able to see through the crap.Ill end it with this. Stephen Bonnar just fought Anderson Silva. Forrest Griffin still fightsi in the UFC. they pump these dudes with TRT to milk few last dollars out of them"But i could of kept making millions off Chuck Liddell"NO you couldnt, his stock went down and any real friend Mr.Dana wouldnt want there friend to keep getting knocked out.Laughs at you Mr.Joker White

Hong Kong Phooey site profile image  

11/6/12 10:39 PM by Hong Kong Phooey

dont forget 200K a card in bonus loot

Brian J DSouza site profile image  

11/6/12 8:29 PM by Brian J DSouza

Is this the case in MMA?

CindyO site profile image  

11/6/12 7:27 PM by CindyO

Y'all need to vote this man up like I did=) Bravo!   Cindy

nick diaz nut hugger site profile image  

11/6/12 7:09 PM by nick diaz nut hugger

Cindy can you ask Dana to change the title of the Ben Henderson thread?



 

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