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UFC vs. NBA : A Study In Contrasts

UFC Vs. NBA: How To Build A Great Sports Brand Vs. How To Wreck One

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Prior to 2016, Americans could disagree on politics, but they were always united in their love of sports. That all changed when then-San Francisco Colin Kaepernick decided to take a knee during the playing of the national anthem, and sports became fully politicized. This trend was accelerated during the Trump years, when NBA Champions the Golden State Warriors refused to meet with the President in the White House, and many other athletes in multiple sports began expressing their political views, usually in a culturally Marxist fashion, by denouncing the police, kneeling for the national anthem, and protesting against the US government, but remaining silent about the very real abuses by other nations’ governments, especially if they had a financial interest in friendly relations with those governments. LeBron James and his refusal to speak up against the government of Iran for murdering the world wrestling champion Navid Afkari, and his deafening silence about the unrest in East Asian countries is a prime example of this.

Sports went from being a unifying force to being a divisive one. Athletes in the NFL, NBA, MLB and even the NHL began kneeling for the anthem. They adopted Marxist, anti-American talking points. They felt good about themselves for doing so.

A funny thing happened, though. The American people got pissed off. They stopped watching sports leagues that promoted wokist ideology. The NBA’s TV ratings cratered, and cratered badly. This during a time when Americans were locked up inside their homes, and craving sports action as a way to take their minds off the stress created by the pandemic and lockdowns. The NFL, MLB and the NHL also suffered ratings declines, but not as severely as the NBA, mainly because they didn’t embrace wokism as wholeheartedly.

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But one sports organization bucked the trend, and did so in spectacular fashion, and that was the UFC led by Dana White. White is a red, white and blue-blooded American, and he is having none of this wokist BS. He spoke at the Republican National Convention, and he endorsed President Trump. He stood up for Navid Afkari, and begged the Iranian government to spare his life. He went on social media and pulled every favour he had to try and save the Iranian champion from an unjust execution. He failed, but he gave it his all, and unlike LeBron, he took a real chance to save an innocent man’s life, and didn’t posture and preen to get the approval of the woke mob.

Dana White also keep his league going. He started holding fights almost right away, on Fight Island in Abu Dhabi, and pushed hard to keep the sport going and give the fans some much-needed entertainment.

A funny thing happened. UFC ratings went UP! Pay-per-view fights also did very well, and the interest in the sport is at an all-time high. UFC 261 is going to be held in Jacksonville, Florida, before a full capacity crowd.

I was never a UFC fan before the pandemic. Now it’s the only sports league that I will give my money to.

It looks like I’m not the only one.

Bravo, Dana.

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Nicky Billou is a Christian immigrant entrepreneur from Iran, whose family left after the Islamic Revolution. A passionate supporter of President Trump, he is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Georgetown University’s Masters Of Foreign Service Program, and political commentator for the conservative website Politicrossing.com. Nicky is a committed champion for freedom and an implacable foe of tyranny and the cult of cancel culture. He is a best-selling author of 9 books, including two with co-author Wayne Allyn Root. He hosts two top-rated podcasts and has been a guest on over 300 radio and TV shows and podcasts. He is known by the moniker “THE WORLD’S GREATEST PODCAST GUEST”, for his passion, knowledge and ability to deliver an incisive message in a very compelling way. He is also the host of the #1 podcast in the world on Thought Leadership, The Thought Leader Revolution (www.TheThoughtLeaderRevolution.com), featuring guests such as Wayne Allyn Root, Roger Simon, Kurt Schlichter, Chris Widener, Scott Adams, John Maxwell, Seth Godin, Marie Forleo, Barbara Corcoran and Mark Victor Hansen. He is an in-demand and highly inspirational speaker to corporate audiences such as RBC, Lululemon, Royal LePage, and TorStar Media. He is an advisor and confidante to some of the most successful and dynamic entrepreneurs in North America. He is the co-founder of eCircle Academy (www.eCircleAcademy.com) where he runs a yearlong Mastermind & Educational program working with successful Entrepreneurs, Coaches, Consultants, Corporate Trainers, Clinic Owners, Realtors, Mortgage Brokers and other service-based Entrepreneurs, positioning them as authorities in their niche. He is the creator of the Thought Leader/Heart Leader™ Designation.



 
 
 

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Where Do You Draw the Line on Medically Enhanced Competitors?

What are the limits to someone incurring surgeries to perform better or gain favor from contest judges

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In Denmark this month, a transsexual woman was awarded the top prize, “Miss Universe Denmark.” Despite this otherwise attractive individual’s talent, a whole set of questions ought to be considered.

What is the mission and value statement of the agencies and the respective countries that hold such competitions? In the case of a female beauty contest, is it not to reward those of the feminine gender who have shown not merely beauty, but brilliance, public service, poise, and appropriate demeanor?

Procedures for All Occasions

If somebody undergoes one or more specific medical procedures that enable them to enter the contest, does that change the overall mission? If not, what are the limits to someone incurring surgeries to gain greater favor from contest judges and the viewing public?

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What about breast enhancement? What about dental implants to create a perfect smile? What about rhinoplasty to make a rather plain nose more attractive? What about any of the other procedures widely available today that a contestant could undertake to increase the chances of victory?

If someone is undergoing a sex change operation, and we have to assume that other enhancements were involved in the total transformation, why not open up the ranks of such contests to anybody anywhere who has any kind of procedure?

Spring Forward, Fall Back

When Oscar Pistorius, the South African sprinter who runs on springs, was competing in national and international competitions, many people felt it not fair to allow this individual to compete. He lost his feet at 11 months due to a congenital defect, and we all sympathize. However, shouldn’t he be competing against others who have similar mechanical enhancements?

What if a manufacturer is able to create springs in place of feet, enabling average sprinters to proceed noticeably faster than the best sprinters in the world? Where does that leave-footed sprinters? Should they remove their feet? Absurd, you say? Well, then, should they just give up?

Many years ago, Tiger Woods underwent an operation to improve his vision. He did not have poor vision at the time. He had 20/20 vision. He had it altered to make his vision even stronger than 20/20. Was that acceptable? The Professional Golfers Association didn’t seem perturbed. Have other golfers undergone the same procedure? Have other athletes undergone other procedures to enhance their ability to compete?

The Fine Line

When and where do you draw the line? Performance-enhancing drugs have been outlawed in professional weightlifting, Olympic weightlifting, and other such contests. This is also true in all other major sporting events. On occasion, however, the tests are not conclusive. Some cheaters sneak by. And some win contests as a result of performance-enhancing substances that went undetectable.

Suppose people can alter their bodies via surgery, substances consumed, or any other means that will enhance their ability to compete. How are others who have not had such advantages and do not finish in the winner’s circle supposed to feel? Have they not been denied a fair and equal opportunity to compete?

In virtually every instance, competitors in such national and international events have devoted long hours and many years of their lives to hone and refine their capabilities, techniques, and approaches to their respective endeavors.

Speak Up Before the Mass Absurdity

Riley Gaines is a female swimmer who has been outspoken about the dangers of having biological females competing against who was originally a biological male such as NCAA champion Lia Thomas. And then there are a host of locker room issues with which to grapple. Gaines is as articulate a spokesperson for this topic as you’ll ever encounter. Few others have the guts to speak up as she has. My guess is that a large “silent majority” feels the same way as she does.

What’s needed now, more than ever, is for legions of female athletes to make themselves heard. It is not enough to simply say, “I did my best, it was an unfair advantage for the winner, but I guess I’ll just move on.” A generation of young female athletes is waiting in the wings.

Even when females do speak up, as Martina Navratilova has done, you have others on the Left, such as the perpetually annoying Megan Rapinoe, who voice opinions against their own gender. Unfortunately, one cranky Megan Rapinoe, supported thoroughly by the Leftist media, drowns out the voices of many opposers. It shouldn’t be that way, but it is.

Stand Up and Walk Out

Pundits have suggested that female athletes can regain control of their respective sports via mass walkouts. In other words, do not compete when a competitor who has gone through puberty as a male is wreaking havoc at female events.

Suppose female swimmers take their places on the blocks and as the horn sounds to start the race, they turn and simply leave the pool area. Let Lia Thomas win by default and finish alone in the pool. That would make a great news story that would be impossible to ignore.

Really, a couple of mass walkouts should do it.

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Game Face: What Does a Female Athlete Look Like?

“For women to become strong is a deep part of the revolution.” Gloria Steinem

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The endorsements below are for Jane Gottesman’s 2001 book, Game Face: What Does a Female Athlete Look Like? It was published before the ‘woke’ transgender stampede. Keep in mind that not a single house Democrat voted to protect the sanctity of sports for biological women.

Before the Stampede

“Whether you’re from the generation of drum majorettes or Title IX, the athletes of Game Face will inspire you. For women to become strong is a deep part of the revolution.”
—Gloria Steinem

“A powerful image seizes a moment in time and yet tells a story of a lifetime. There is no better proof of this then Jane Gottesman’s Game Face. Game Face captures the essence of being a female athlete. And it also does much more. It shows that sport unites us all because it belongs to us all.”
—Anita L. DeFrantz, International Olympic Committee First Vice President

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“Game Face is a first. Together these photographs give a face to the critical mass of people who have made women’s sports part of the popular landscape.”
—Billie Jean King

“Game Face is a tribute to the beauty of competition, to the dedication, skill and enthusiasm female athletes are finally encouraged to display. Every one of these women is a winner and so is each of the photographs.”
—Dick Schaap, ABC Sports

“Inspiring! Game Face is proof that a picture is worth a thousand words. This book looks at women’s sports from a refreshing perspective. Talk about feeling empowered—I’ve got my Game Face on!”
—Robin Roberts, ESPN anchor

How About Today?

Hmmm… what do you say we interview these endorsers today and catch them in their own hypocrisy?

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