6 Fighters Fans Hate for the Wrong Reasons

Matt Saccaro@@mattsaccaroContributor IIIMarch 11, 2012

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MMA fans are a sordid, hateful bunch. Unfortunately, their abundant hate is rarely focused in the right direction.

They don’t hate athletic commissions, they don't hate the rules, they don’t hate circumstances, but they hate the fighters who put their bodies and health on the line for them (or maybe they do hate the aforementioned things, but not as much as the fighters, at least not as vocally).

Fans will always have something to say (as is their right) and fighters to hate, but there are fighters who are undeserving of the hate they get. Some examples are more egregious than others.

The fighters include current former champions who are only guilty of being themselves. Trying to win or trying to make money, they are shunned, as are other fighters who simply follow game plans. These fighters are loathed as if they killed the first born sons of all MMA fans, but it shouldn’t be that way; they are the fighters MMA deserves, just not the ones the fans need right now. 

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