Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Unpaid Violence

That UFC world champion cage fighter who is handsomely paid to inflict violence onto others has now been stripped of his crown for inflicting violence on others, for which he was not paid.  Of course the media is all over this story after 'Bones' Jones hit a vehicle and injured a pregnant woman in Albuquerque. Jones fled the scene with a bag of cash, leaving his victim in a heap on the street.  If he had done this in a Mixed Martial Arts fight he would have been praised.  Now, he will suffer consequences.

The Journal had a picture of UFC officials walking down a street after they had a meeting with Jones' attorney.  They are something right out of a B-movie.  Their career is generating violence to the extreme in order to make money by getting mostly economically deprived men to beat the crap out of each other. The photo could be made into a movie poster for a bad fight movie.  You really wonder why these guys aren't arrested for inciting violence like some of those Baltimore folks who are fed up with their everlasting unemployment, underpaid jobs and unrestrained cops.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Why did jones get to hide his face from media with an APD jacket? Is this the same APD that was "vigorously " searching for a the man wanted for a felony? Looks like he was well taken care of by Gordos boys. Good thing he was not homeless or being chased by APD, might have been a different outcome. Can hardly wait for chief to tweet his next tearful response as to why the jacket!! Did they cover the pregnant women involved in hit and run with a jacket?

Anonymous said...

The UFC is now worth over 3 Billion dollars. Jon Jones is one of their bigggest stars. Sending the CEO, COO, and President to Albuquerque indicates how important Mr. Jones is to their industry. I hope the guy can get it together. Innocent until proven guilty. UFC is good for Albuquerque. We are home to some of the biggest stars and most successful gyms in the world in Jackson Winklejohn.

Anonymous said...

Violence is good for ABQ? What utter bullshit.

Anonymous said...

and we thought Johnny Tapia was a bad influence. Gee number two poster how times have changed. Who cares about 3billion dollar industry, like we told JT a felony is a felony is a felony, yada , yada yada. How much of that 3 billion is in Alb.pockets. None but by your logic it's OK to commit crimes here as long as your not from here and as long as the billionaires come to se you and your attorney after you didn't get the perp walk thanks to the same cops who were looking but could not find you. Soul searching my ass! More like hurt my wallet searching

Anonymous said...

The UFC represents the highest level of sanctioned combat sports in the world. Albuquerque has a reputation of excellence in the sport. If you don't like UFC, don't watch it. Go to the Art Museum. The only thing that is utter bullshit is the lack of respect for the opinion of others. I personally take great pride in the fact that my hometown is the home of one of the most respected training gyms in the world.

Michelle Meaders said...

Isn't it interesting that APD officers recognized him right away, but made no effort to follow or detain him at the time. Black suspects tend to be shot, but white ones, even shooters, tend to be rounded up. They did neither.

Anonymous said...

Actually I know quite a few people who make a handsome living off of UFC related professions that live here in Albuquerque. So yes there is a substantial economic impact created by the greatness of Albuquerque's UFC community! Where did anyone say anywhere that it is okay to commit crimes? Go back to the Art museum and get your head out of your rear end. I kind of wondered the same thing why the off duty cop did not try to apprehend Jon Jones. Perhaps he was unarmed at the time and thought better of trying to take on the UFC world light heavyweight champion by himself.

Anonymous said...

This isn't about MMA it's about a crime committed by someone who happens to be anMMA fighter. I've yet to see Dana or his minions stand on the corner handing out c notes. Only money changing hands is jones to his cocaine and bud dealers. So be proud of that too. Not all MMA fighters are criminals or drug users, that's what you need to focus on not the fact that jones ran faster than the cop who recognized him. So if it's a part of the 3billion you are after good luck, whish you well.

Anonymous said...

Last poster, learn how to spell and communicate. Not sure what you are trying to say, but it is clear you have an axe to grind with MMA and Jon Jones. You should go down to Jackson Winkeljohn and say that to Jon Jones in person. Easy to hide behind a keyboard anonymously and talk shit about people. Not all the facts are known in this case. Give the man his day in court.

Bubba Muntzer said...

That's an interesting post and generated some interesting discussion.

Please also keep in mind Jim's original point, about violence, and profiting off of violence. They are very significant points, I think.

For awhile in the 70s as professional football was overtaking professional baseball as our most popular spectator sport, a few people were wondering what it meant, that leisurely and more cerebral baseball was being supplanted by a brutal game that some, including me, think of as ritualistic battle, or war. Unfortunately we stopped thinking about it. Maybe we shrugged and internalized it.

This cage fighting just represents the next stage in our evolution as a nation, a Capitalist nation, beyond boxing, beyond football. It's very savage and voila, our government has ten wars going on around the world at the moment, as Capitalism has become very criminal again, as our president dines with banksters even as they rob us of trillions of dollars.

Jim's point about the picture of the UFC officials is brilliant. Symbolism is always the most important part. Just unpeel it for a minute. How they see themselves. How they want to be seen. The allusion to the mafioso, who are always -- all you have to do is ask them -- just businessmen.

And they are. That's all they are. Its just that their enforcement mechanisms are labeled as violence, while the enforcement mechanisms of the other businessmen in the other part of town are lauded as patriotism and democracy spreading, written off as necessary budget cutting, momentarily acknowledged as unfortunate perhaps then accepted with a shrug of the shoulders and a whatcha gonna do?

Anonymous said...

The commenter on here defending MMA is doing it such a way that only shows his own violent, tough guy and criminal amorality. Bubba, how soon before we get $anctioned Gladiator contests?

Anonymous said...

By the way I did go to Craig's gym and guess what, your idol John was no where to be found. Guess who's hiding?? No axe to grind just some questions to ask so that the facts can be known. I don't see you signing your name to you eloquent postings.

Anonymous said...

You already have Football, Boxing and MMA. How does expressing an opinion in support of MMA show that someone is violent or immoral? What is Craig's gym? Who is John? Jon Jones turned himself in. I don't see you signing your name to your eloquent postings either. Give the man his day in court. He very well may be guilty, but he is presumed innocent until proven guilty.