Adrien Broner's remarks about MMA
WBA Welterweight Champion Adrien Broner recently offered up his opinion on MMA and in not-so-surprising news, he's not a big fan.
"I'm really not too big on MMA. I really don't look at it as a real sport because anybody can come into MMA and learn that. You can learn that," Broner said, "Listen, you can't just come in to boxing and be a world champion. You've got to be born with it."
"Like you," Broner addressed the interviewer, "Right now, you can go into MMA, learn all the submission moves and be a world champion. It doesn't matter how long it takes. I don't give a f*** what you do, you can try to come over to boxing, and you won't ever be a world champion."
well thought out absurd argument should not come
as shocking news to anyone considering we're talking about a guy
flushed $20 bills down the toilet for fun.
As it turns out, Broner may have poked the bear a bit too much, as he has since issued an apology via Twitter.
I just want to say I apologize to all mma fighters that felt disrespected cause y'all do work hard and it take a lot to do what y'all do— Adrien Broner (@AdrienBroner) September 11, 2013
Was Broner's apology sincere? Maybe not, but as long as the UFC continues to bring in new, youthful fans the sport will inevitably grow to a point where it's universally respected by other athletes.
UPDATE: What did Dana White have to say about Broner's apology?
@AdrienBroner I'm a big fan kid. Keep kickin ass!— Dana White (@danawhite) September 11, 2013