Dream and the Cage: Reading In - MMA Forum - UFC Forums - UFC Results - MMA Videos



Register Now

Not a member yet? Join today - its free!
MMAForum Articles Members can write breakdowns of fighters, events or just articles on MMA related topics.


Old 10-03-2009, 05:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
True Grappler
IronMan's Avatar
Join Date: May 2006
Location: New York City, New York
Posts: 6,222
IronMan Is A BallerIronMan Is A BallerIronMan Is A BallerIronMan Is A BallerIronMan Is A BallerIronMan Is A BallerIronMan Is A BallerIronMan Is A BallerIronMan Is A BallerIronMan Is A BallerIronMan Is A Baller
Dream and the Cage: Reading In

Thought about posting something on this, and finally decided it was worth it. Enjoy.

Originally Posted by IronMan @ MMAOpinion

When Dream made the decision to introduce a hexagonal cage into their promotion, there was a lot of speculation about the impact it would have on their draw. Some of the pieces touched on the potential marketing possibilities of bringing Dream into the United States, which is a distinct possibility, given their new relationship with Strikeforce. That said, the potential impacts of that kind of a move havenít really been gauged or speculated on.

Itís generally presumed that the draw in the Japan is based on the name value of the individual fighters. Fighters like Eddie Alvarez (18-2 MMA, #3 IWMMAR) and Katsunori Kikuno (12-1-1 MMA), who will meet on the event where the cage will be debuted on October 26th, do a lot to draw the attention of the Japanese audience. Still, looking at the history of mixed martial arts in Japan, itís worth making a few notes about the potential damage Dream might do to their own numbers by bringing a cage in.

While Leland Rolling (whoís article is linked above) notes that Cage Force has done well in Japan by building a niche community, one of the reasons why they havenít bridged over into the mainstream has to do with an issue of perception by the public. Of course, itís also worth noting, as Rolling does, that Cage Force has been a minor league organization feeding directly into the UFC, but the failure to build a solid promotional base in Japan isnít just about the quality of talent their sacrificing, itís about a long history of ring fighting that an organization using a cage canít cling to.

Sig by Toxic

Barnett - Toquinho -Werdum - "Nurmie"
Z. Gurgel - Morango - Rocha - Tiequan
IronMan is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

Baseball Forum Golf Forum Boxing Forum Snowmobile Forum
Basketball Forum Soccer Forum MMA Forum PWC Forum
Football Forum Cricket Forum Wrestling Forum ATV Forum
Hockey Forum Volleyball Forum Paintball Forum Snowboarding Forum
Tennis Forum Rugby Forums Lacrosse Forum Skiing Forums
Copyright (C) Verticalscope Inc SEO by vBSEO 3.3.2
Powered by vBulletin Copyright © 2000-2009 Jelsoft Enterprises Limited.
vBCredits v1.4 Copyright ©2007, PixelFX Studios