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From Child Porn of Sports to haven for Nazis: The insanity of Steve Hickey continues

On Wednesday South Dakota Legislative Rep Steve Hickey dug an even bigger hole for himself in a telephone interview recorded Monday on nextsportstar.com's MMA show hosted by Carlin Bardsley @carlinbardsley

You really need to hear it for yourself, but highlights include him saying the reason he is not opposed to boxing is because it's "Been around a long time" and people are used to it but are bored with the level of violence in boxing so they watch MMA to satisfy their blood lust. He referred to the "use of a cage" repeatedly as some kind of evil symbol because "we put animals in cages." and the reason elbows and knees are used is because of the aforementioned blood lust/boredom factor. At one point he asks "what's the next step?" almost as if he expects Bardsley to say that weapons will be introduced in the next title fight!

Apparently not content with the incredibly offensive and insulting connotations of his child porn statement, Hickey then claimed that he'd been provided with documents from some Jewish and Southern Poverty groups alleging "Neo-Nazi's" were now running rampant in the MMA world. So, in a nutshell (heavy emphasis on NUT) Hickey's point of view is that MMA is the sporting equivalent of Child Pornography, being overrun by Neo-Nazis and bloodthirsty sadists who won't be happy until they start seeing people die.

Listen to it...words can't describe how literally insane this guy is.

On the positive side, WMMA title contender Shayna Baszler made an impassioned rebuttal of every one of Hickey's claims. Kudos to her for rallying the MMA community and exposing this moron to the world.
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