A week after UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley accused the UFC of racism, and people are still talking about such a sensitive topic. Do you agree with Woodley?
“Let’s put the cards on the table, real is real. If I was a different complexion I think people and fans would treat me a different way,” Woodley stated.
Although it may not be evident to many, there are those who share Woodley’s line of thought.
“Demetrious Johnson, African-American male, completely a Tasmanian devil. Why don’t he have the big endorsements? Why isn’t he making the most money?”
And Woodley does have his points.
“People don’t like to hear it, but it’s the culture of our sport. We’re dealing with a different set of rules,” Woodley continued.
But how rampant is racism really in the UFC? It’s worth, at the very least, a very good five-minute read.
Let’s explore Four Reasons Tyron Woodley Is Right About Racism In The UFC.
Some of the UFC’s Fans Are Racist and Regularly Post Racist Comments on Social Media
Watch any Youtube video on the UFC and you’ll get to read thousands of comments. While some of the people on the comments section actually make sense. A lot of them really don’t.
What’s worse is the fact that they really do post racist comments.
Granted, most of these people are hiding behind their wide screen monitors and dusty keyboards. These keyboard warriors are unafraid of any retaliation whatsoever, nor answering for their hate crimes.
It’s sad that Woodley has to feel irked about racism in the UFC, and fans don’t exactly help out by some of the nasty stuff they post online.