All the old knocks still apply. The Ultimate Fighting Championship is a corrupt, exploitative brand in a corrupt, exploitative sport. It functions in large part to enrich the egos and bank accounts of people lacking for neither, and it does so belligerently. At the moment it’s a business that may or may not be for sale
Mark Hunt knocked out Stefan Struve at 1:44 in the third round of yesterday's UFC event in Japan, but he didn't just knock him out. The left hook knocked out a tooth, and as Struve would later discover, broke his jaw.
Last night, 5'10 heavyweight UFC fighter Mark Hunt (9-7) took on seven-foot Dutchman Stefan Struve (29-6). Most casual spectators and diehards alike probably assumed that the larger, leaner Struve would beat Hunt, and maybe even make short work of the podgy kickboxer, because that's how fighting usually works. That…