Racism in Sports

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Today a video was posted of boxing coach Freddie Roach in a confrontation with the training camp of Brandon Rios, whom Manny Pacquiao will be fighting on Nov. 23rd.

Recently The Hollywood MMA Show covered an incident involving former UFC fighter Jason “Mayhem” Miller, over a racist remark towards UFC fighter Uriah Hall. Kevin Casey, and Renato Laranja speak on the scuffle between the two MMA fighters, as did former TCU/UCLA running back Aundre Dean.

Dean believes that nobody should make use of the N-Word in any form. He states that there is no difference between the word used racially or in slang, but he believes it’s a “double standard” depending on who uses it. Dean also comments on the racism controversy between the NFL Miami Dolphins players Richie Incognito, and Jonathan Martin.

In the case of Freddie Roach, I believe the Rios camp is in the wrong from the beginning. It's not Manny Pacquiao or coach Freddie Roach's fault that the Rios camp spent their time doing interviews instead of training. If your time's up, then you've got to go. It began with Roach calling Robert Garcia a ‘piece of shit’, which lead to Alex Ariza mocking Roach's Parkinson’s disease, and then kicking him. Only after this point is where Roach said anything about race. I think everybody is in the wrong here in the way things were handled. However, in this video [posted below] the Rios camp is trying to justify their actions based on the ‘Mexican motherfucker’ comment made by Roach, again which occurred after he had been kicked. I've never seen a group of men get so sensitive over words. That's just my opinion, but who am I? I'm just another Mexican motherfucker!

I don’t believe the words Freddie Roach said were racist, but his intent may have come from a racial point of view. I can’t speak for him, so I couldn’t tell you why he chose those words.

All three of these situations were fueled by anger, but there seems to be a misunderstanding when it comes to racism. In a competitive environment racism presumably seems to be accepted more than it is socially, but whether it’s the NFL, boxing, or MMA; Racism should not be tolerated under any circumstance.


Bellator 99 Media Update

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Friday night - September 13, 2013 I went to Bellator 99 at Pechanga in Temecula, CA. Although the setting seemed a bit smaller than other events I've been to I was still very impressed with the production of the event. I've posted some post-fight interviews from the event on my blog, and will continue to post a couple more from the event within the coming days. UPDATE: Click Here for full video playlist from the event.


The Hollywood MMA Show at U of MMA: Fight Night 3

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Checkout the new episode from The Hollywood MMA Show that I edited. In this episode David Kano and Jason "Stizo" Flores talk with U of MMA Lightweight Champion A.J. Lavarias, matchmaker Jay Tan, and they chose their picks for UFC 164.

UPDATE: Click Here for the full video playlist from this event!