Jeff Monson documentary

Jeff Monson.

Anarchist mixed martial arts fighter Jeff Monson discusses his life, politics and fight career in a recent documentary.

For any fight fans or fans of Monson, there's a recent series of short interviews with Monson.

He starts out talking about his work in mental health prior to his professional fight career and goes on to discuss his three months work release in jail for political graffiti in Washington state.

In part five he expands on his political views and briefly what he considers anarchism to be.

Comments

Choccy
Jul 11 2011 16:35

Another interview from this month, focusing on politics and some arguments with other MMA fighters.
Over an hour long.

gypsy
Jul 11 2011 21:50
Choccy wrote:
Another interview from this month, focusing on politics and some arguments with other MMA fighters.
Over an hour long.

I prefer the podcast. Btw is he visiting the UK this summer?

Choccy
Jul 12 2011 20:34

Yeah the podcast interview is better.

Ae he's doing seminars in August. He's also competing at ADCC in Nottingham in Sept.

gypsy
Jul 12 2011 20:41
Choccy wrote:
Yeah the podcast interview is better.

Ae he's doing seminars in August. He's also competing at ADCC in Nottingham in Sept.

Cool get us a ticket.

Django
Jul 12 2011 21:14

Brian Stann has to be the MMA fighter equivalent of the GET A BRAIN MORAN guy.

Sad to see Monson lose to Cormier, but there's no shame in losing to an olympic wrestler who's half your age at that stage in your career.

Django
Jul 12 2011 21:15

While I'm at it if any libcommers are going to the Takedown grand prix in Manchester PM me.

Choccy
Jul 13 2011 14:48

Aye Monson admitted beforehand that he would struggle to play his game with a wrstler of Cormier's calibre.
Won't be at Takedown mma but might be at Monson's Manc seminar.

Choccy
Jul 25 2011 14:40

Part two of his Carson's Corner interview up now.

Choccy
Jul 29 2011 14:30

Finally listened to the second part.
I'm sure most on here would pick holes in his arguments and the vague liberal streak. But given the audience he's likely to be exposed to and the predominance of pro-american military types (Brian Stann, Tim Kennedy and many many more) he's still a breath of fresh air in what's still a meat-head sport.

There's a new show at the minute that has UFC fighters (Phil Davis, Rich Franklin, Uriah Faber) doing US Marine's training courses and every 5 seconds it seems they say 'FIGHTING IS TOUGH BUT IT'S NOTHING COMPARED TO WHAT THESE GUYS DO EVERY DAY PROTECTING OUR FREEDOM'

It's nice to contrast this shite with Monson:
" what if we have a daycare... and every day a bully takes the cookies, or toys, from the other kids...and the only way he'll let them have their toys is if they give him their cookies or lunch snacks[...] that's what capitalism is"

Django
Jul 29 2011 15:12

Also see the UFC "fight for the troops" nights, constant appearances of marines on TUF, etc.

Choccy
Jul 29 2011 16:50

Yeah shit like that really makes him stand out. He gets so much shit on MMA boards.

I mean here he's explicitly talking about class and the importance of solidarity, advocating a general strike and saying 'ethical consumerism'/boycott politics are impractical for the working class. He's also doing free self-defence stuff at some anarchist bookfair in Portland.

sabot
Jul 29 2011 19:07
Choccy wrote:
He's also doing free self-defence stuff at some anarchist bookfair in Portland.

Dont remind me, I couldn't attend because I had work that day. Fuckin hell Choccy. angry