Some Contrasts: Strikeforce: St. Louis and TUF 12 Finale - MMA Forum - UFC Forums - UFC Results - MMA Videos
MMAForum Articles Members can write breakdowns of fighters, events or just articles on MMA related topics.

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 1 (permalink) Old 12-05-2010, 07:13 PM Thread Starter
True Grappler
IronMan's Avatar
Join Date: May 2006
Location: New York City, New York
Posts: 6,222
Some Contrasts: Strikeforce: St. Louis and TUF 12 Finale

Some thoughts, following Strikeforce: St. Louis and the Finale of the Ultimate Fighter 12.

Originally Posted by IronMan @ MMAOpinion

There are apparent, factual differences and then there are quality differences. Ignoring the latter (for now) it seems worth pointing out the most significant statistic between the two main cards last night.

Strikeforce put on just under a half-hour of fighting in the main card of the Strikeforce: St. Louis Event, more than half of which was Ovince St. Preux (9-4 MMA) taking home a Unanimous Decision. With four (T)KO wins on the main card of the event (two in under a minute) there was obviously not much of a concern of the fans who want knockouts not getting what they wanted, as opposed to the TUF 12 main card, which featured a grand total of 0 finishes.

The sheer amount of fighting (based on time) that was on each event isnít that interesting to most, but it does frame the debate that people seem to be starting in comparing the two events.

Personally, I found the UFC event way more entertaining than the Strikeforce event. But I tend to find longer, more technical bouts more fun and more interesting to watch. I understand that enjoyment is subjective, so I tried to leave my opinions out of this one and focus on the mainstream fans and what is accepted in terms of "how to attract consumers" for the MMA product.

Sig by Toxic

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

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the MMA Forum - UFC Forums - UFC Results - MMA Videos forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

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

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

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome