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Media Reaction To Roger Huerta's Street Fight Is Appalling

Ken FossAnalyst IAugust 5, 2010

A video was produced yesterday from TMZ showing Roger Huerta in a street fight with a large African-American man, who is shown to have struck a women outside a Texas bar.

Instead of covering the story, Bloody Elbow's Jonathan Snowden started a cheering section for a man who, allegedly, had just curb-stomped a defenseless man in the middle of an Austin street until members of the mob mercifully pulled him away.

Later CagePotato and Bloody Elbow's Kid Nate , raised doubts that the man was actually Roger Huerta. However, in a follow-up interview with TMZ, he never hints at the possibility that the footage was fraudulent in anyway, stating "If that was my mom, if that was my sister, my spouse, anyone … I would’ve wanted someone to step in and do something about it.”

While I support Huerta's motives, I can't support his actions. What Roger did was nothing to herald, and certainly nothing to praise, but rather, rage-fuelled vigilantism.

While you may not care right now, Roger Huerta's actions could, potentially, have lead to that man's death. Think about that for a minute? What do you think Fox-7 is reporting on yesterday if this man's life is in jeoperdy? A hero, or a "UFC" thug who attempted to murder a man in cold blood?

Exactly.

By congratulating him for a job well done the MMA media has effectively condoned street fighting to the general public.

I believe it was Gandhi that said “I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent.”

I couldn't agree more.

 

 

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