Originally Posted by Damone
I really wish people would stop comparing the 2 and just enjoy both. Boxing is freakin' awesome, as is MMA. Roberto Duran is more manly that, say, Randy Couture, but still, Randy Couture's a manly dude.
I agree. As a huge Boxing and MMA fan I cant stand people that talk shit about either sport. I want to see MMA and Boxing do great.
The fact remains two BJJ fighters having a BJJ fight on the mat is not appealing to outsiders or casual fans and probably never will be. Like someone said the concept of two people trying to KO eachother is a lot easier to understand.
Personally I do prefer boxing. I haven't seen an MMA fight thats excited me as much as a great boxing fight before.
Also if people really wanna see MMA do well then they'd stop hating on guys like Tito Ortiz, Kimbo Slice and Brock Lesnar who, no matter what you think of them, bring in the casual fans.