Originally Posted by bogey_j
I notice MMA has a lot more fairweather fans compared to other major sports. Once a fighter loses, it seems a lot of people turn on that fighter saying he's washed up, overrated, a can, etc. Not a whole lot of loyalty, just people jumping on winning bandwagons.
anyone else notice this?
Yes, its a team vs. individual sport thing. In MMA you don't have teams, so when your fighter goes south, alot of people abandon him.
But, on a team, fans will support an up and coming, highly paid superstar if they think he will help their team...if he proves to be a bust, fans jump ship on him and leave him twisting in the wind- no loyalty to him whatsoever...same concept.