The internet is a virtual world were some people feel empowered to give their opinion abouth real life fighters. UFC Light Heavyweight Vinny Magalhaes made a statement today about on his Facebook page. Read the entire quote after the jump.
“Very few things irritate me more than fans trying to be “wanna be tough guys”, “internet warriors”, or whatever variations we have to describe these type of people… Fans are definitely entitled to give their opinion about this or that fighter, they’re definitely entitled to ‘think’ that this guy is better than that other guy but going to the fighter’s twitter and talk shit to him, which is something that they would never do to the fighter’s face, it’s something really embarrassing… I see people talking shit to Vitor when he calls out Chael, and vice versa, people talk shit to me, when I call out Phil Davis, and talk shit to Phil for ducking me (which is in fact true), but I don’t think they realize that we ARE the fighters that WILL STEP IN THE OCTAGON to fight each other and back up all our talk, while these ‘so called’ fans will NOT do anything but drink their beers and eat their cheetos while WATCHING it. Once again, giving your opinion is valid, so you can talk to your friends about it, you have all the rights to go post on forums about it, or even become one of these shitty bloggers out there and write about it (there are a bunch of them), but saying shit to a fighter directly through a social media outlet, just makes you look like a HUGE VAG###”