Quote of the Day: FOX Bans Gun Sponsorship for the UFC MMA Edition

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“There’s people out there that are still in charge that have very limited views in their thinking as in, ‘Ooh, guns are violent. Guns are bad . . . These are fighters. They’re not playing chess.” – Chris Irwin, owner of Las Vegas’ “The Gun Store,” responding to FOX network’s ban on firearms-related sponsorship for UFC fighters [via mmajunkie.com]

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  1. avatar Sam Wright says:

    Even the toughest UFC fighter may have need of a weapon for self defense one day. Testosterone inspired, adrenaline driven MMA is a man’s sport. Advertising a black modern sporting rifle, or a concealable side arm makes perfect sense to me. FOX is figuratively shooting themselves in the foot by not allowing certain items to be advertised.

  2. avatar jkp says:

    Ah, yes, this must be that so-called “conservative” network, eh?

  3. avatar JOE MATAFOME says:

    Fox doesn’t have a problem with showing kids the brutal bloody beat downs on TV or people getting shot to death on their silly shows.

    1. avatar JustSomeGuy says:

      My thoughts exactly, when I first read this. This really smacks of unthinking policy response. It’s a reflex, a brain-dead reflex.

      JSG

  4. avatar caffeinated says:

    It just goes to show that the mainstream media is just that: The mainstream media. If it might offend some politically correct leftist commie polarbear lover on TV then obviously it cannot be aired. See you guys at Starbucks.

  5. avatar Silver says:

    I don’t watch UFC, but I’d be willing to bet that Fox has no problem airing ads for video games that glamorize violence. But heavens forbid that we advertise a place where you shoot a scary, black killing machine at defenseless paper targets.

  6. avatar O.N. says:

    Expecting anything positive from the Fox news kwanservatives is foolish.

    1. avatar Ralph says:

      Now you’re a member of the Northwest Volunteer Army? Damn, Ordine, you really get around.

      1. avatar O.N. says:

        “Ex Gladio Libertas” just seemed like a fitting slogan. I have too much hair and too few railed products to be in an army ha.

  7. avatar ROCKSTAR says:

    aside from the violence Wanderlei Silva dished out in his prime, outside of a ring he is humble, genuine, & loves people. next time you go to shot, stop by his gym.

    WAR WAND!

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