Thursday, May 17, 2007

Bruce Willis on MMA.

Go see the new Die Hard Movie.

Find the original article
here. Forgive the editor for allowing a putz write the article.

Bruce Willis Endorses UFC over Boxing
Michael David Smith

Count Bruce Willis -- who played the boxer Butch Coolidge in Pulp Fiction -- as one vote for mixed martial arts over boxing in the longstanding (and futile, in my opinion) question of which sport is superior.

In an appearance on ESPNews to promote Live Free or Die Hard, Willis talked a bit about his love of sports, why he thinks the NFL should have a team in Los Angeles, and the Oscar De La Hoya-Floyd Mayweather fight. And he said this:

Ultimate Fighting Championship is so much tougher and more real than boxing.

The whole argument is silly, really, in that no one can ever win an argument about which is a better sport, boxing or mixed martial arts, any more than anyone can ever win an argument about which is a better sport, football or hockey. (Well, actually, that argument's over: football.)

Still, I think the fact that celebrities showed up at ringside for big fights was once a small but real contribution to the popularity of boxing. If celebrities like Willis (and, incidentally, Paris Hilton, who likes the sport) get into mixed martial arts, that's a good thing.

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