Originally Posted by Toxic
Oscar De La Hoya doesnt bring in many people for Affliction as far as sales go Id be willing to bet, Boxing's audiance spans much older than MMA's and seeing as Affliction clothing is more aimed at that 18-35 demographic that MMA is hot in right now, Randy Couture I guarantee outsold De La Hoya 100-1 for Affliction, I think this is a really poor buisiness strategy for Affliction, I dont get why everyone wants to jump into the MMA game considering the UFC are the only ones making any money in it, they all want to jump in, pay higher salaries to try to attract fighters, non of this adds up and its just getting ridiculous.
People chase the money. Reguardless if they have no personal interest in the sport or not, they'll throw a stake in it. These people know that MMA will be here for a long time.
It goes back as far as time. People will pay money to see men fight. And now MMA is a beautiful hybrid of various styles. More versatile than any professional fighting that the american public has ever televised in history. That's why I beleive everyone is getting involved. The banning of Affliction was merely a move by EliteXC to refrain from promoting a different org.