With nearly 20 years of high-profile events behind us, you’d think that the days of people writing MMA off as a fad would be over. Someone apparently didn’t get that memo to welterweight boxing champion Adrien Broner though.
In a recent interview, the undefeated fighter stated that he doesn’t really consider mixed martial arts a “real” sport.
“I’m really not too big on MMA,” he said. “I really don’t look at it as a real sport because anybody can come into MMA and learn that. You can learn that. Listen, you can’t just come in to boxing and be a world champion. You’ve got to be born with it.”
“Like you,” he said to the interviewer, “Right now, you can go into MMA, learn all the submission moves and be a world champion. It doesn’t matter how long it takes. I don’t give a fuck what you do, you can try to come over to boxing, and you won’t ever be a world champion. I’m not disrespecting you, but I’m just saying, that’s how it works”
Those comments are certainly nothing new, but in 2013, they sure feel dated.
You can view the interview below.