War Machine: 'I fight because I can't have a boss'


Fighters choose to fight for a lot of different reasons. A lot of ex-college or international wrestlers fight because it gives them a chance to continue competing at a high level. Some athletes want to test themselves in the utlimate man vs. man competition, and others just want to get paid. War Machine, however, just can't deal with working a 9-5 job:

"I want to fight Ben Askren for the belt," he said. "That's who I want to fight."

One thing War Machine knows for sure after all this time is that he's a fighter and he's in the right profession.

If he can turn that into a title, all the better. But either way, the alternatives for making money don't suit him."I fight because I can't have a boss," he said. "I can't drive in traffic every day and get up in the morning. I can't do a 9 to 5. I can't do a regular job. That's really why I fight. In a way, that keeps me happy because I don't have to do that. I don't have to deal with that. My job is taking care of myself and keeping myself in shape. That definitely keeps me more happy than a regular job."

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THE_REAL_AMERICAN site profile image  

6/22/13 11:19 AM by THE_REAL_AMERICAN

SMH,  Did i hurt your feelings?  It'll be alright buddy.

FedorEmilioEstevez site profile image  

6/22/13 5:27 AM by FedorEmilioEstevez

I wouldn't call a job that includes tireless hours of work in the gym, little money for most, a short span and likely health issues during and later in life a dream job. I think fighting would be a lot harder than a 40hr a week job IMHO

Proteus The Invincible site profile image  

6/22/13 4:27 AM by Proteus The Invincible

Do you really think a guy who talks about wanting to commit suicide, wanting to kill people, and wanting to be murdered by the age of 55 isn't down on himself?

chaplinshouse site profile image  

6/22/13 4:06 AM by chaplinshouse

you'd think he'd be down on himself but he's not based on his own justifications, lack of remorse and subsequent behavior.  everything I said was a fact.  what i hope to achieve is expressing my opinion since we're on a thread, and that's what people tend to do on threads.  get it? probably not.  just like jon, hence the sympathy

Proteus The Invincible site profile image  

6/22/13 3:52 AM by Proteus The Invincible

He must be down in your opinion if you believe, like you said earlier, that he's a hopeless loser, has deep emotional issues, publicly embarrasses himself, is broke, burns bridges and is generally unhappy. I just wonder what you hope to achieve by attacking somebody like that.

Seats Taken site profile image  

6/22/13 2:43 AM by Seats Taken

He was doing porn but He's blacklisted by the porn industry for beating up some guys at a porn convention. No one will deal with him. That's one of the reasons he was in jail for a bit.

chaplinshouse site profile image  

6/22/13 2:19 AM by chaplinshouse

Not at all.  And even if that were my intent, kicking someone when they're down is only possible when someone is actually down, and feels remorse and accountability.  After all he's done wrong he hasn't learned shit

bamx2 site profile image  

6/22/13 12:40 AM by bamx2

if he messes with the wrong people, he wont make it to Jail.

Mertvaya Ruka site profile image  

6/22/13 12:32 AM by Mertvaya Ruka

holy fuck, seems like war machine still needs to get taken down a notch or two.he's begging for more trouble.theres a nice phillippino jail cell waiting for him.

Proteus The Invincible site profile image  

6/21/13 11:21 PM by Proteus The Invincible

Do you enjoy kicking people when they're down?