Fighters in Love

From this week’s Crave Online column:

Hey there fight fans, can we talk frankly here for a minute? Can we just drop the pretenses and lay it all on the line? There’s this thing that’s been going through my mind for a while now. I’ve been holding it in because, well, it’s not exactly about fighting. It’s about fighters. More to the point, it’s about the women who fighters seem to pair off with, and how strikingly similar they all are.

The breaking point for me was this week when Tito Ortiz and his girlfriend, Jenna Jameson, appeared together on the Howard Stern show. Isn’t it weird, I thought to myself, that a pretty famous athlete is dating the most notorious porn star in the world? He’s in an at least somewhat monogamous relationship with a woman who we’ve all seen performing numerous sex acts on numerous people, a woman whose oral sex techniques have become common knowledge. Isn’t that strange?

But then, the more I thought about it, the more I realized how strange it wasn’t, and how that was strange. It seemed completely normal and almost predictable that Tito Ortiz – a world famous MMA fighter – would be shacked up with a porn star. And why? Because he’s a fighter, and because fighters seem to gravitate toward a certain type of woman.

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2 Comments

Filed under MMA, Sports, Tito Ortiz, UFC

2 responses to “Fighters in Love

  1. coachfowlkes

    Insightful, maybe these ole boys just get a taste of that wild crazy stuff and can’t turn it loose, as least for a little while. Well written.

  2. B-Lesh

    Very well written and good point.

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