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Old 07-20-2008, 09:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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It has been said many times, that MMA is an ever growing sport, and is the fastest growing sport. This is undeniable, however, for a sport that is a multi-billion dollar industry, it receives virtually no coverage on any major networks, even ESPN seems to neglect the sport. With that said, I am working at a small grocery store this summer, and every Sunday, I open at 7am.

Today, I decided I would check out the newspaper and see if I find ANYTHING at all about last nights events (Affliction and UFN). The grocery store I work at sells, The New York times, Detroit Free Press, Chicago Tribune, USA Today, and our local paper The Grand Rapids press, which services an area of about 600,000ish.

I had some extra time, so I looked through all of the Sunday editions, and looked at the USA Today Sports weekly, which apparently highlights all of the weeks sports highlights....apparently not. In all of the papers I did not find one single word about MMA or the events from the previous night.

This raises the question, is MMA still THAT small? Or is being throw under the bed, and still looked at as a brutal gladiatorial sport and therefore papers don't cover it?
I know for one that when Floyd Mayweather beat Oscar De Lahoya all of those papers had the bout results on the front page. Floyd Mayweather is from Grand Rapids, where I live, and the Entire front page of our paper was all Floyd all the time.

The whole jist of this is, I would like to know your opinions on MMA coverage. Right now its basically, Spike, The Fight Network, and a few others who actually cover it.

So, when do you think MMA will be fully accepted? If ever. Also where do you see the future of MMA's coverage falling to?
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Old 07-20-2008, 11:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It has to be picked up in large newspapers like boxing or any other sport for it to really grow. I think our local paper had one article last year about MMA. They did a feature of a local fighter. Never another blurb or anything after that. Maybe some day we will be able to pick up the sports page and see some news about MMA. I sure hope it is soon.
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Old 07-21-2008, 12:37 AM   #3 (permalink)
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i was reading a tabloid the national enquirer i think it was and was suprised to find they had a whole 4-5 pages on mma fighter but i agree with you I cant wait for the day that mma is covered by every major news channel
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