Metro columnist Marty York’s rant in the July 27-29 issue on “ultimate fighting” is unfair and should have been researched more before he so openly condemned it.


Broadly calling the sport “disgustingly barbaric” is his opinion, but can be easily debated by the educated sports fan. His comparison to the CFL, for example — a sport he admits to not having any drug testing (many Mixed Martial Arts promotions have drug testing commissions) — is a sport where players get jacked up, dress in suits of armour and smash into each other at full tilt … is that barbaric?


Mr. York should take a deeper look at the sport; there is a good chance he’ll be covering it in a few years when it becomes even more popular than boxing.