So I had family and their friends down here for the holidays, and I got them to watch their first UFC event. They were outraged, they have now vowed to boycott anything UFC and swore never to watch it again.
I don't know if you guys know what Semtex means, but it's an explosive that terrorists use. And my family has family that lives in New York. They are extremely upset that they refer to a person with that term. I don't know if any of them were killed in the 9/11 incident, but I know they know people who were, and people who were directly effected by it. And when you call someone a terrorist explosive, it doesn't sit too well with them. It just brought back bad memories and flashbacks of that fateful day. Something everyone was trying to get over. People still get emotional about it all, and the UFC needs to respect that, before there's a major outcry to have the entire sport outlawed.
They are trying to lobby to get MMA banned. People are still sensitive to the whole 9/11 ordeal, and it's too soon to be calling people terrorist explosives. I know Daley is not Middle Eastern, but to a lot of people in America, if you're from Europe, you're from the Middle East. And you can't just go around calling people from the middle east a terrorist explosive. Not in America, not on a live PPV broadcast, at a hotel/casino on American soil. Not in a post 9/11 America.
So UFC, please stop referring to Paul Daley as Semtex, and just refer to him as Paul Daley. I have family and friends extremely offended by his nickname, and it doesn't fly in today's day and age..
And please don't try to come in here and say "WELL WHAT ABOUT THE AXE MURDERER?" America has already been desensitized to all that thanks to all the Michael Myers and Friday the 13th movies. That's child's play to us now. But it is too soon to be calling people terrorist explosives. People still get emotional over the whole thing. Give it atleast 10 years before you go around calling people semtex and using other terrorist terms. Thanks for your concerns UFC.
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I retired Anderson as my favorite fighter before he even lost to Weidman. So don't bother asking about it.