UnderGround Forums Mma.tv writer calls Dana racist

9/22/20 8:40 AM
8/6/08
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"Racists like Covington, White, and Trump are certainly problems"

 

Yes, Colby Covington is racist, but he’s just a small part of the problem

 

Pretty bold move for an mma site to call the president of the ufc a racist! U got major balls kiriki!

9/22/20 8:42 AM
1/30/16
Posts: 4359

I saw that, ultimate troll job or ultimate retardation.

Either way these are sad times

9/22/20 8:44 AM
2/15/06
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Elias is so racist himself that he thinks anyone that is white is racist. He has no self awareness that he is the problem himself.

9/22/20 8:44 AM
8/3/11
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About the Author: 

Elias Cepeda has served as a writer and editor covering mixed martial arts and combat sports, as well as public and cultural affairs, since 2005. He began as a staff writer for InsideFighting, and not long thereafter became publisher and editor of the page. Cepeda then went to write for Yahoo! Sports' boxing and MMA pages, and edited their Cagewriter blog. He was hired away by FOX Sports, but after several years departed over philosophical differences with the executive leadership around important issues of journalism ethics. A student of and sometime competitor in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and MMA since 1999, Elias brings a unique and vibrant presence to reporting, and enjoys trying to highlight shared humanity and connect common experiences from seemingly different worlds.

9/22/20 8:46 AM
2/19/13
Posts: 165

Article as a whole was a great read. It’s actually insane what Colby can get away with saying. Any other major sports organization would shut that down. 

9/22/20 8:48 AM
8/6/08
Posts: 39359

LOl@ this line in the article 

 

“You’re the ugliest dude in the history of the UFC,” Covington said of and to the objectively handsome Usman.

Edited: 9/22/20 8:50 AM
11/1/19
Posts: 4595

Trash article by a trash person. It's not racist to talk shit to someone just because they are a different skin tone. That thinking in of itself is racist. 

9/22/20 8:51 AM
11/1/19
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gokudamus -

LOl@ this line in the article 

 

“You’re the ugliest dude in the history of the UFC,” Covington said of and to the objectively handsome Usman.

Yeah it doesn't get any better than that. Elias wants to bang Usman. Haha.

9/22/20 8:52 AM
2/27/11
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Never heard about that author, anybody got his bio or something?

9/22/20 8:54 AM
4/4/17
Posts: 28

That article is so pathetic, but he must feel hes doing God's work or will be rewarded in some way. Hes turning every small slight into a "racist attack". That's not how reality works and that's not what is going on here. Imagine living for 40 years, and coming to these conclusions that all words and actions boil down to race as the motivator. For guys like Elias it is, that's how they live their lives, objectively racist. Your brain would have to be so rotted and washed by the narrative to think and see life this way, it's sad really 

9/22/20 8:58 AM
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9/22/20 8:58 AM
1/24/16
Posts: 3245

I always thought people were giving this guy too much shit but this is the most ludacris retarded shit I have read in months.

And I read the UG every day. 

Edited: 9/22/20 9:03 AM
11/8/09
Posts: 32896

Cepeda talks about Cerrone’s and White’s homophobic slurs but not a word Usman’s homophobic slur durning the interaction with Covington. He says things like “racists rarely call themselves racist” while being able to see nothing but skin colour between people. 
 

Cepeda is a hypocrite and a racist (I can sling that word around willy nilly too) and Kirik likes to put him on here because he knows that it will drive up posts and traffic therefore making Kirik more money. It’s all about those little banner ads and the money they bring in for Kirik. 
 

9/22/20 8:58 AM
1/12/07
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The dude is a woke pussy.

9/22/20 8:58 AM
3/10/11
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From: https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/racism

Definition of racism

1a belief that race is a fundamental determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race
 

2athe systemic oppression of a racial group to the social, economic, and political advantage of another

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By the technical definition of the word, I do not believe Colby Covington is a racist. Lets break down the definition to prove my point.

When has Colby stated that one race is superior to another? When has he ever implied that his race was superior? When has he ever said specifically that black people are inferior? And lets be clear that the Black Lives Matter movement are not black people, it is an idea, a group, made up of many different races.

Now an argument could be made that Colby is supporting the systemic oppression of a racial group. And I see the validity of that argument. If you believe that the police are systemicly oppressing racial groups. I am not sure if that is a proven fact though.

Also, is it a valid argument to say that because Colby supports the police he supports everything they do? Absolutely everything they do? Like say there is a police officer that does the wrong thing, is it wrong to say that you support the police, but just not that one police officer? Do you need to be specific? Seems pretty harsh to call a man a racist because he supports the police.

9/22/20 9:00 AM
1/24/16
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Mkk11 -

Article as a whole was a great read. It’s actually insane what Colby can get away with saying. Any other major sports organization would shut that down. 

I am so glad Egg let's them to do whatever they want.

Free speech is important in times like this.

9/22/20 9:04 AM
1/3/20
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StrikingMMA - 

Elias is so racist himself that he thinks anyone that is white is racist. He has no self awareness that he is the problem himself.


100% correct!

9/22/20 9:09 AM
12/1/05
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If you meet a racist in the morning, then you met a racist. 
 

If you meet racists all day, then you’re Elias. 

9/22/20 9:11 AM
7/18/11
Posts: 16877

He must have got paid based on how many times he used ‘racist’ or ‘racism’. At least try to hide the troll. 

9/22/20 9:14 AM
9/19/13
Posts: 10916

Imagine living your life as Elias

Edited: 9/22/20 9:34 AM
1/1/01
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I notice he never brought up how Koscheck said GSP was too white to beat him. I wonder why since he felt comfortable enough to label others racist due to things that were allegedly said in private.

 

Everyone's a racist when given such a low bar as saying a crime infested city needs to be cleaned up, or calling a dangerous city dangerous,  or being critical of black leaders in those cities all make you a racist.

 

It should be noted this guy is a full blown socialist and AOC groupie. Good to see where blue names membership funds are going.

9/22/20 9:28 AM
5/26/14
Posts: 4816

I hate commenting on his shit. We need to just totally ignore it. 

 

What a pussy. 

9/22/20 9:35 AM
11/27/10
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The only thing worse than this article is the fact that someone is actuallly paying him to write this trash. 

9/22/20 9:45 AM
10/11/18
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And they wonder why people aren't buying pro memberships here like they used to.
9/22/20 9:52 AM
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Bacon neck!