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11/6/12 10:29 AM
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Cyril Jeff
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why identify him by the color of his skin?

in any other instance, this would be labeled as a racist remark, not cool imo.

11/6/12 10:32 AM
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Average white guy checking in who finds these comments unacceptable. Phone Post
11/6/12 10:34 AM
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Unless I missed something, Benson did not use the term average white guy.
11/6/12 10:36 AM
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its racist and not entirely accurate with regards to Chael being average at anything. I imagine Chael's athletic credentials over his career outstrip Benson's

Benson could have simply said that he has a boring and left it at that
11/6/12 10:36 AM
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Was has being white got to do with anything?

11/6/12 10:37 AM
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Make no mistake, Sonnens "average" athletic ability and speed would be more than enough to completely toy with bendo in a mma match, and if these two engage in a battle of wits the outcome is even worse for Henderson.
11/6/12 10:38 AM
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I log onto the UG today and two different headlines with figthers bringing up race. I think these guys need to just shut up about that stuff. Race has nothing to do with it. Chael is an accomplished athlete both as a wrestler and MMA fighter.
11/6/12 10:42 AM
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There is no such thing as racism against white people....Louis Farrakan(sp) has said so himself.End of thread.
11/6/12 10:43 AM
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in fairness, yes UGBlog does make it seem like benson is racist, but i dont think he was saying that...he was basically saying he is an average dude that is very marketable because of the way he talks...

 

he was saying there was nothing "special" about him...i.e. average athleticism, white, male, average skill...he wasnt making a racial comment, just saying that white male in mma is like black male in nba, there is nothing that stands out about it...

11/6/12 10:43 AM
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Did anyone actually read the article?
11/6/12 10:44 AM
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Out To Lunch - Did anyone actually read the article?

no...they just read the title which looks really bad

11/6/12 10:44 AM
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11/6/12 10:45 AM
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""He is of average speed, average athletic-wise, white guy, average-looking, and he wrestles guys."

 

where does it say "Sonnen just an average white guy?"

Regardless if the comments were taken out of context, there was still no good reason to comment on the color of his skin, it has no bearing what so ever. Plus when you consider the obvious negative intent behind calling Sonnens skills "average" and for no good reason decide to mention his race, it's actually understandable for once why the writer titled the article that way.

I'm someone who generally feels the public over reacts when it comes to what should be construed as offensive or not; but it's very difficult for me to defend this senseless racial remark. Phone Post

there was a reason to comment on it whether or not u agree...hes saying guys like sonnen in the ufc and mma are a dime a dozen, but sonnen is marketable because of his mouth

11/6/12 10:51 AM
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""He is of average speed, average athletic-wise, white guy, average-looking, and he wrestles guys."

 

where does it say "Sonnen just an average white guy?"

Regardless if the comments were taken out of context, there was still no good reason to comment on the color of his skin, it has no bearing what so ever. Plus when you consider the obvious negative intent behind calling Sonnens skills "average" and for no good reason decide to mention his race, it's actually understandable for once why the writer titled the article that way.

I'm someone who generally feels the public over reacts when it comes to what should be construed as offensive or not; but it's very difficult for me to defend this senseless racial remark. Phone Post

Maybe I'm the one that needs to read the article again. Benson mentioned that Sonnen is a white guy?
11/6/12 10:51 AM
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Henderson is forgetting that Chael is the fastest white man alive.
11/6/12 10:52 AM
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""He is of average speed, average athletic-wise, white guy, average-looking, and he wrestles guys."

 

where does it say "Sonnen just an average white guy?"

And now people are calling Benson racist because of the title Phone Post
11/6/12 10:53 AM
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Well, All the girlies say I'm pretty fly. For a white guy.
11/6/12 10:53 AM
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DamnSevern -

""He is of average speed, average athletic-wise, white guy, average-looking, and he wrestles guys."

 

where does it say "Sonnen just an average white guy?"

Regardless if the comments were taken out of context, there was still no good reason to comment on the color of his skin, it has no bearing what so ever. Plus when you consider the obvious negative intent behind calling Sonnens skills "average" and for no good reason decide to mention his race, it's actually understandable for once why the writer titled the article that way.

I'm someone who generally feels the public over reacts when it comes to what should be construed as offensive or not; but it's very difficult for me to defend this senseless racial remark. Phone Post

there was a reason to comment on it whether or not u agree...hes saying guys like sonnen in the ufc and mma are a dime a dozen, but sonnen is marketable because of his mouth

The color of your skin has absolutely no bearing what so ever , no matter his you spin it. To suggest they guys like Sonnen are a dime a dozen and that his skin color has some sort of importance when considering his "worth" in relation to a "dime" is simply racist. To argue that is just weak. Phone Post

what do u mean it has no bearing? ever hear of demographics? he was talking about marketability...whether you like it or not, race does impact marketability...look at the brazil cards or the china cards or the england cards or the candian cards...do u see a trend there or do u think its all just a big coincidence?

11/6/12 10:53 AM
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""He is of average speed, average athletic-wise, white guy, average-looking, and he wrestles guys."

 

where does it say "Sonnen just an average white guy?"

This! How are they going to take his words out of context like that. Phone Post
11/6/12 10:54 AM
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So as he's listing bad things about Sonnen he throws in the fact that he's white and people are defending him?  Sounds pretty racist to me.  If Sonnen had said 'oh Bendo goes to decision a lot, gets knocked down fairly regularly, not the fastest guy in the division, cuts a lot of weight to fight smaller guys and he's black' would anyone be defending him?

When are people going to stop with this petty race crap? 


hes not listing bad things..hes listing reasons why chael does not stand out..if u look at the ufc roster, most guys are white..thats called reality..

 

i hope u guys that are construing bendo as a racist never cry about black people pulling the "race card" ever again

11/6/12 10:55 AM
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Bendo is an average black guy. Insert whatever negative connotations you feel are appropriate. Praise Jebus. Phone Post
11/6/12 10:57 AM
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Chael may not have the most exciting style but watching Henderson jab the air in front of Frankie Edgar for three rounds wasn't all that exciting either.

11/6/12 10:59 AM
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Not racist but jesus did he put that in the middle and expect no one to notice that he said it?
11/6/12 10:59 AM
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""He is of average speed, average athletic-wise, white guy, average-looking, and he wrestles guys."

 

where does it say "Sonnen just an average white guy?"

And now people are calling Benson racist because of the title Phone Post

I am not calling him a racist, but what he said was racist (if he did say it).
11/6/12 11:01 AM
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Too bad you're a Celtic fan

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