The UFC came to New York City this morning for a “takeover” of the show “Good Morning America”, and the whole affair was… something.

First, let me say that it’s an amazing thing that the UFC can come within even spitting distance of a mainstream television show like GMA, and that’s a sign of the times that shows just how much the sport is accepted.

But something happens when elements of our sport are vanilla-fied for mainstream consumption. Stuff like this:

Hey, I’m not complaining. Any press is good press, and I remember when the only coverage we got was articles in the New York Times calling for the banning on this “human cockfighting” stuff. Now, we have Paige VanZant on “Dancing With the Stars”, and Dana White can pull Chuck Liddell out of his closet and dust him off.